South Okinawa

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The Southern part of the main Okinawa Island (Okinawa Honto) is the most populated area of Okinawa. The capital of Okinawa prefecture Naha City with a population of over 300,000 people can be found in the South. Naha Airport also known as Okinawa Airport the main transportation hub for all the Ryukyu Islands  is also located in the South part of Okinawa.  
The cities of South Okinawa have some of the best shopping on the Island including Naha’s many shopping districts Kokusai St., Heiwa Dori, Makishi Market, Omorimachi (Shintoshin shopping area), and many shopping malls. It’s hard not to find what you’re looking for no matter if it is brand name goods, that perfect souvenir or supplies for daily life.
Outside of the cities most of the south’s industry is focused on agriculture such as sugar cane and purple yam farming. Over the past few years however Southern Okinawa has seen more development with new beaches being built and new resort Hotels opening. This small development boom has helped more visitors to Okinawa discover some of the hidden treasure and beauty this area has to offer.
Some of the most severe battles of World War Two including the “typhoon of steel” took place at the bottom of Okinawa Island. Because of these tragic events taking place here many important historical sites, monuments, war memorials, and museums are located in the Southern part of the main Okinawa Island.

 

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Naha Sightseeing  
Naha Festivals
Naha
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Naha Transportation

Naha City
With a population of more than 300,000 people, Naha is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Japan. With its port and airport, it also functions as the regional transportation hub, offering direct flight and ferry connections into other parts of Okinawa, Japan and Asia ...

 Itoman city south okinawa japan

Itoman Sightseeing
Itoman Festivals

Itoman City
Know for being a fishing city located on the southernmost tip of the Okinawa main island. With a population around 55,000, Itoman is located 12 kilometers south of Naha City. Itoman contains many important historical sights and museums ...

 

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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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