Okinawa Travel Guide

 

Okinawa Honto (Main Island)

Kerama Islands

Naha
Itoman
Ginowan

Chatan
Yomitan
Onna
Ie-jima

Nago
Motobu
Kunigami
Mina-jima

Kume-jima

Yaeyama Islands

Miyako Islands

Ishigaki Island
Iriomote Island
Yonaguni-jima

Taketomi-jima
Kohama-jima

Kuro-shima
Hateruma-jima

Miyako-jima Island
Irabu/Shimoji

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   Transporation

 

Outside of Naha city transportation on Okinawa is a bit different than the rest of Japan. Renting a car is almost a necessity to see the sights, get to the beach, or do whatever is on your agenda.

Naha Airport (OKA/ROAH)


Domestic Flights

 

Main terminal with many shops / restaurants

International Flights

A separate building from the main terminal

Airlines

JAL, ANA, JTA, RAC, Skymark, China Air

Typhoon Q&A

What to do if a tyhpoon comes to Okinawa

Yui Rail Naha Monorail


Stations

 

From Naha Airport to Shuri Castle

How to ride Yui Rail

How to use the ticket machines and buy passes

Operating times

Schedule on when trains run

Fares

Regular and special pass prices / options

Airport Limousine Bus


Schedules

 

Shuttle buses service the resort areas

Rates

Based on distance from Naha Airport

Car Rental


How to rent a car

 

International license and ID,passport ...

Driving in Okinawa

In Japan drive on the LEFT side of the road

Taxi


Taxi fares in Naha

 

A great way to get around for sightseeing

Ferry


Kume-jima

 

From Naha’s Tomari Port it take about 4 hrs

Iriomote-jima

The only way to get here is by ferry

Ie-jima

A short boat ride from Motobu Port

 

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   Hotels & Accommodation

 

Because one of the main industries in Okinawa is tourism, Hotels and other types of accommodations on the Okinawa islands really know how to carter to guests. These days more and more hotels are offering services to non Japanese visitors as Okinawa becomes a popular tourist destination.

High-end Hotels (4-5 star)

 

Very similar to hotels in the West or any other Asian Resort

Family Hotels (3-4 star)

Most of them have a swimming pool and lots of activities

Budget Hotels

Commonly referred to as “ Business Hotels “, found in cities

Minsyuku (Japanese B&B)

Family owned and have a friendly homey atmosphere

Youth Hostels

The most reasonable way to stay in Okinawa if you are on a budget

 

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    Okinawa Beach Guide

 

One of the most popular things to do in sunny hot Okinawa is going to the beach. Of course the fact that the Ryukyu Islands have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world helps to explain the reason for this activity. Our beach guide will help you find he perfect beach!

North Okinawa Beaches

 

 

 

 

 

Magnificent coral located just off shore great snorkeling here

Central Okinawa Beaches

Resort hotels and private beaches allow for lots of marine activities

South Okinawa Beaches

Located close to the major cities like Naha and Itoman

Yaeyama Islands Beaches

Many sea life can be found in the waters near these beaches

Miyako Islands Beaches

A popular Scuba diving destination

Kerama Islands 
Beaches

Uncrowned beaches give a secluded experience

 

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    Important Information

 

Traveling in Okinawa can be a great experience but there are a few things you might need to know before you go. Find some o the most important information right here.

Cost & Currency

 

Helps travels plan there budget in Okinawa

Food & Diet

Okinawans live the longest in the world, what do they eat?

Weather

When is the best time to come, when is typhoon season

Visa Info

Most people just need a landing card but some need more

Housing Guide

Find out how to rent a house in 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