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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Boraga Beach

  • Beach–Sight

On the southern shore of the island, a swimming pool filled with water from a cold natural spring sits next to a picturesque stretch...

Chindami Sanshinten

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Don't leave Okinawa without hearing the unique sound of sanshin music. And you shouldn't leave Naha without taking a peek into one...

Churaumi Aquarium at Okinawa Expo Park

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With one of the biggest saltwater tanks in the world, this is the most impressive aquarium in Japan. A pioneering coral-breeding experiment...

Furuzamami Beach

  • Beach–Sight

For great snorkeling, try Furuzamami Beach, a short walk south of the harbor and village. In summer, there are snorkel rentals and showers.

Higashi-henna Zaki

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

If you have a couple of hours to spare, take a leisurely walk out to see Cape Higashi-henna's rugged landscape. A twisty, narrow road...

Himeyuri Peace Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This moving museum tells the story of 240 girls from a high school near Naha. Mobilized as field nurses in the war's final months, the...


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Connected to the northwestern corner of Miyako-jima by a bridge, this small island, ringed by a scenic coastal road, has fine views above...


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This small island has two more gorgeous and secluded beaches: Toguchi-no-hama and Sawada-no-hama. In 2015, it was connected to the main...

Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

  • Military Site

These cold, clammy tunnels are where a dramatic end came to Admiral Ota and 174 of his men on June 13, 1945. He and six of his top officers...

Kiyomasa Toki

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This kiln was started by a distant forbear of the current master, Takashi Kobashikawa, himself a government-designated Master of Traditional...


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