Articles for the theme Attractions and Excursions in Okinawa


The palace of the Ryukyu kings is an Okinawa symbol.

Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle is one of the main sights of the Okinawa island group. It's an architectural marvel, a vestige of the ancient kingdom of Ryukyu.

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Kudaka Island Okinawa

Kudaka Island 久高島 off the coast of Okinawa main island is a sacred island. It is less than 4 kilometers long and a kilometer wide.

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Okinawa Karate Kaikan

The Okinawa Karate Kaikan in Naha is an ultramodern center using educational technologies, (holographs and three-dimensional videos) blended with ancient weapons and training tools from the past.

Cerisiers de Taïwan au mont Yaedake, Okinawa

Cherry blossoms in Okinawa

Can't come in the spring to admire the famous cherry blossoms? Then head for the island of Okinawa where you can admire the first blossoms of sakura!

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Cape Maeda

Cape Maeda is located in Onneto Village, west of Okinawa Island. Its clear waters and aquatic life are ideal for diving, but the cape is also appreciated for its magnificent landscapes.

Sights in northern Okinawa

Less popular with tourists, discover the northern region of Okinawa: breathtaking landscapes and activities to help you appreciate the local culture.

Makishi Market

Sights in southern Okinawa

Discover the sights of the capital, Naha, as well as good places to enjoy the cuisine and crafts in the south of the region.

Sights in central Okinawa

Discover the history of Okinawa and learn more about the culture of this island - so special that you almost forget that you're in Japan.

Shuri Castle

UNESCO sites in Okinawa

Okinawa is already popular for its incredible scenery and white sand beaches. Discover the nine places of the former kingdom of Ryukyu listed as World Heritage Sites.

Yomitan village

It's said that in Okinawa, it's the southern islands that are the most beautiful. It is true that the small island of Ishigaki is famous for its beautiful beaches.

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Nago Pineapple Park

Nago Pineapple Park is a theme-park dedicated to pineapples and other tropical fruits in Nago on the main island of Okinawa.

Yokatsu Islands: Henza Miyagi Ikei Hamahiga

The Yokatsu Islands Okinawa: read a guide to the islands of Henza, Miyagi, Ikei, Hamahiga, Tsuken, Yabuchi, Ukibara & Minamiukibara off the Katsuren Peninsula.

Yonaguni Submarine Ruins

Ancient Ruins or natural wonder? The underwater monuments of Yonaguni are still shrouded in mystery.

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Ocean Expo Park

Ocean Expo Park is a large multi-attraction recreational complex on the tip of the Motobu Peninsula in the north-west of Okinawa main island including gardens, museums & Churaumi Aquarium.

Nakijin Castle Okinawa

Nakijin Castle: read a guide to Nakijin Castle in Okinawa, one of the World Heritage Gusuku Sites on the main island of Okinawa.

Churaumi Aquarium Okinawa

Churaumi Aquarium: the Churaumi Aquarium near Nago in Okinawa is generally considered to be the best aquarium in Japan and is also ranked in the top ten worldwide in most surveys.

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Sefa Utaki Cape Chinen Okinawa

Sefa Utaki located on Cape Chinen at the south end Okinawa, is a sacred site in the Okinawan religion and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Yaeyama Islands Guide

Yaeyama Islands: read a travel guide to the Yaeyama Islands including Ishigaki, Iriomote, Taketomi, Yonaguni and Hateruma.

Ishigaki Island Guide

Ishigaki Island: read a guide to the sub-tropical resort island of Ishigaki in the Yaeyama chain of islands in Okinawa, Japan.

Tojin Baka Ishigaki Okinawa

Tojin Baka Ishigaki Okinawa Prefecture

Tojin Baka Ishigaki is a monument to Chinese immigrants from Amoy killed in a shipwreck and violent incident here in 1852.

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Naha Guide

Naha guide: read a travel guide to Naha in Okinawa, things to see in Naha and Naha hotel accommodation.

Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa was the seat of the Kings of the Ryukyu Kingdom and is an icon of Okinawan culture.

Nakamura House, Okinawa.

Nakamura House Okinawa

Nakamura House is 13 km north east of Naha on the east coast of Okinawa. It is a completely original 18th century Okinawan farmhouse.

Taketomi Island Guide

Taketomijima: read a travel guide to Taketomi Island in Okinawa where Ryukyu culture is preserved by the 350 inhabitants.

Miyakojima Guide

Miyakojima Island: read a guide to Miyakojima Island in Okinawa, famous for its beautiful beaches and coral.