Okinawa Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Yubu Island

While the pebble beaches of Yubu Island may not be ideal for traditional sunbathing, this hidden paradise offers travelers a uniquely authentic island ...  Read more

Hatoma Island

The tiny island of Hatoma is barely a kilometer wide and home to just 50 residents. But with three full-service hotels, long stretches of white sandy beach, ...  Read more

Himeyuri Peace Museum

The sobering Himeyuri Peace Museum serves as a beautiful homage to the 200-plus teachers and students from two area high schools that were forced into nursing ...  Read more

Iriomote Island

Beautiful Iriomote Island is one of the most remote spots in the Japanese archipelago. Not a lot has changed on the island in recent decades, and 90 percent ...  Read more

Ishigaki Island

Travelers looking to escape the energy and excitement of Okinawa can find a relaxing respite on the shores of Ishigaki Island. Although this popular ...  Read more

Kohama Island

Rolling hills and uninterrupted views set the island of Kohama apart from others in the Yaeyama archipelago. Travelers can wander grassy passes and shaded ...  Read more

Kondoi Beach

Stationed on the west coast of Taketomi Island, Kondoi Beach offers travelers unlimited access to vast turquoise waters and perfect white sandy shores. Kondoi ...  Read more


The picturesque beaches of Miyakojima are among the most popular places to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. Incredible snorkeling, crystal clear waters and long ...  Read more


This capital city of Okinawa Prefecture was founded in 1921 and is one of the most relevant destinations for education, politics, and commerce in Okinawa. ...  Read more

Nakijin Castle

Built in the 13th century, the remains of Nakijin Castle are one of Okinawa’s most popular tourist destinations. A mecca of culture, politics, art and ...  Read more

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The expansive collection of underwater wildlife living in the Churaumi Aquarium includes some 740 species and 21,000 animals—like three massive whale ...  Read more

Okinawa City

In 1970 more than 5,000 Okinawans retaliated against years of military occupation in what eventually became known as the Koza riot. Four years later, on April ...  Read more

Okinawa World

To some, the four areas of Okinawa World may look just like theme parks, but even locals know this popular destination offers seasoned travelers immediate ...  Read more

Ryukyu Mura

A trip to Ryukyu Mura may not be as authentic an experience as a visit to Okinawa’s rural hillside villages, but this popular destination still provides ...  Read more

Shuri Castle

This iconic structure housed royalty during the Sanzan Period in the mid-1300s and later served as the administrative center for the entire region. But ...  Read more

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