Kerama Islands

Kearama Islands Map

 

Located 32 Km Southwest of Naha City on the Main Okinawa Island (Okinawa Honto) the Kerama Islands are made up of 22 separate Subtropical Islands. Out of the 22 Islands only 4 are inhabited Aka, Geruma, Tokashiki and Zamami but even these have very small populations.
In recent years the Kerama Islands have been gaining more attention from Japanese and other tourists as more people discover the natural beauty of the crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and unspoiled lush green forests.
Adventure seekers journey to the Kerama Islands in large part for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. The islands boast having some of the most transparent clear water in the world. Under the sea there is a wide variety of colorful tropical reef fish easily seen. The winter month bring humpbacked whales off the coast and whale watching tours are easy to find and book
Other than Scuba Diving and snorkeling the Kerama Islands offer many other activities like wind surfing, swimming, hiking, sea kayaking or just relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in Japan and Asia.  
 

Transportation to / from the Kerama Islands


By Air

The Kerama Islands are easily accessible by air, regular flights from Naha Airport to Kerama Airport on Fukaji Island take only 15 min.
 
By Sea
Reasonably priced ferries and high-speed boats to Tokashiki, Zamami and Aka islands leave from Naha City's Tomari Port regularly. Going by boat takes about 70 minutes to Tokashiki Island, 90 minutes to Zamami Island with a 10-15 minute stop at neighboring Aka Island. High-speed boats are even more convenient, shortening the travel time to Tokashiki to 35 minutes, and 55 minutes to Zamami Island via Aka Island.

Getting Around

The Kerama Islands don't have a regular bus system or taxis this means that renting a car, motorbike, scooter, or bicycle is necessary. Some inns, hotels, and dive shops offer shuttle bus or other types of transport to and from beaches and ports.
Traveling  around Geruma and Aka islands is pretty easy as these islands are linked together by bridges. From there, visitors can take boats to neighboring Zamami and Tokashiki islands.

South Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Shuri-jo Castle Park World Heritage Bus Tou
Visit Shuri-jo Castle and Okinawa World, where you can experience Okinawa's history, culture, and nature.Audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Dinner Cruise
See the historic sites of Southern Okinawa. Tours are facilitated by a portable audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Kerama Islands Morning Half Day Introductory Diving Tour (from Naha)
Qualified English speaking diving instructors will take you under the beautiful and clear blue ocean. The perfect chance for beginners or people with no diving license not to miss Okinawa’s colorful coral reefs
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:3 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:4 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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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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Kerama Islands Hotels & Accommodations

Location Rating Hotel Name
Kumejima 4 1/2 star hotel Cypress Resort

 

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