Okinawa Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Okinawa - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Miyako Islands 9


Hirara City 9

Naha 7

South of Naha 4

Kerama Islands 3


Aka-jima 1

Tokashiki-jima 1

Zamami-jima 1

Northern Okinawa 2

Ishigaki-jima 2

Iriomote-jima 1

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Island 5

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  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The sprawling, grandiose seat of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom is far more reminiscent of Beijing's Forbidden City than Kyoto's Imperial...

Sunayama Beach

  • Beach–Sight

This small beach lies behind a large sand dune ( suna-yama means "sand mountain"), out of which juts a rugged natural stone arch. The...


  • Island

It's a 10-minute ferry trip from Ishigaki City to the quaint terra-cotta-roofed cottages, sleepy lanes, and empty beaches of Taketomi...


  • Island

The largest of the Kerama Islands, Tokashiki gets the most tourist traffic from Naha. Two lovely beaches with clean, white sand are on...


  • Geological Site

If you travel across one of the several small bridges from Irabu-jima to Shimoji-jima, you can check out Tori-ike, a deep, mysteriously...

Tsuboya Pottery District

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More than 300 years of ceramic tradition are celebrated in this area behind Kokusai-dori's main drag. More than 20 workshops produce...

Tsuboya Pottery Museum

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The small but heartfelt Tsuboya Pottery Museum has exhibits illustrating the history of the region's earthenware production, including...


  • Island

Underneath the waters off Yonaguni-jima, Japan's westernmost point, is an enormous series of ancient stone structures believed to have...

Yonehara Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Great swimming and snorkeling are yours at the sparkling Yonehara Beach. Snorkeling here is good, but you need to watch out for strong...

Yoshino Beach

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The water here is said to have the highest concentration of colorful fish in all of Miyako-shoto; needless to say, it's an awesome spot...


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