Chatan, Okinawa Japan

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The town of Chatan (北谷町) Okinawa has a population of of about 26,500 people yet it is one of the most popular destination in the Okinawa Islands . The town is divided up into three districts: Kitamae, Mihama, and Sunabe. The town is located along one of Okinawa’s main highways Route 58 and not far away from U.S. military bases Kadena Air Base, Camp Lester and Camp Foster.

Chatan is continually expanding as more busineses and comercial activities come to this busteling little beach town. Each year sees the opeing of new hotels, shopping complexes, recreation facitities, and tourist attractions. This area of central Okinawa is also a very popular destination for SCUBA Divers an surfers looking for excitement.

Chatan Okinawa Maps / Access

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From Naha Airport:
Approx. 40 min. by car (via highway)

From Okinawa Expressway: Minami I.C:
Approx. 25 car (via highway)



Shopping in Chatan Okinawa

Mihama Arerican Village

Hamby "free zone"


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Sightseeing & Activities in Chatan

ChuLa-U Onsen

Sunabe Seawall

Mihama Dai-ichi Park

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Festivals & Events in Chatan Okinawa

The Seaport Chatan Carnival

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Beaches in Chatan Okinawa

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Araha park beach
Araha park beach is conveniently tucked behind the Hamby Town San A in Chatan. This Okinawa beach isa a family spot that many refer to as Pirate Ship Park because of the giant wooden play structure fashioned after an old ship....

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Sunset beach, Mihama
As the name implies Sunset beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in Okinawa to catch the setting sun. The water is quite shallow and calm, perfect for just getting your feet wet or taking little ones for a safe dip.....




   Central Okinawa Hotels & Accommodations

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Ginowan  5 star Laguna Garden Hotel
 Okinawa  4 star EM Wellness Resort Costa Vista Okinawa Hotel and Spa
 Okinawa  4 star Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
 Yomitan  5 star Hotel Nikko Alivila
 Chatan  4 star The Beach Tower Okinawa
 Okinawa  3 star Crown Hotel
 Ishikawa  4 star Coco Garden Resort Okinawa



North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA