Ginowan City Okinawa Japan

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Ginowan city (宜野湾市) is located in central Okinawa, Japan. With a population of about 88,000 people it is a medium to large city by Okinawa standards. Ginowan was officially founded on July 1, 1962 and is know for having U.S. Military instlitation embedded in and srounding the city.

In recent years this Okinawa city has focused on increasing its profile as a convention and resort area. Hosting large domestic and international conferences in Ginowan’s “Okinawa Convention center” has helped it to achieve this goal. The convention center is also a place to give the people of Ginowan a chance to share their proud culture with the rest to of the world in such events as exhibitions, sports, music and theatrical performances. 

 Maps & Access to Ginowan

 

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

Sightseeing & Activities in Ginowan

Futenma Shrine

Okinawa Convention Center

Sakima Art Museum

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Festivals & Events in Ginowan

Ginowan Hagoromo Festival

Zamami Yacht Race

Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

Ryukyu Kaiensai Fireworks Festival

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Beaches in Ginowan Okinawa

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Ginowan Tropical Beach
This free beach in Ginowan is conveniently located behind the Okinawa Convention Center and is very clean. It has picnic tables, restrooms and many covered pavilions. You can rent deck chairs, parasols, tents and picnic tables. Showers are available for a small fee. On Highway....

 

 

 

 

   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