Motobu, Okinawa Japan

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Located in Northern Okinawa, Motobu (本部町) is made up several smaller villages now incorporated into the town and a few islands the most well known being Minna-jima Island with its beautiful beaches that can be reached by a 15 minute ferry ride and Sesoko Island easily reached by bridge. 

Motobu is most well know for Ocean Expo Park home to Churaumi Aquarium that contains many marine life exhibitions the most famous being the live captive whale sharks.  


Motobu Location / Map

motobu okinawa japan map From Naha Airport:
Approx.140 min by car (via highway)
From Okinawa Expressway Kyoda I.C:
Approx. 40 min by car (via highway)


Sightseeing & Activities in Motobu, Okinawa

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Greenery Kingdom
Native Okinawa Village
Tropical Dream Center
The Oceanic Culture Museum
Izumi Pineapple Garden
Ie Island (Iejima)

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Festivals & Events in Motobu, Okinawa

Mt. Yae Cherry Blossom Festival
Ocean Expo Park Summer Festival
Ocean Expo Park All Japan Trim Marathon

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Beaches in Motobu

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Minna-jima Island
Paradise is only a short ferry ride away. In Northern Okinawa the beach destination is Minna-jima Island! This crescent shaped island situated off the coast of Motobu is ...

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Emerald Beach
Located in Okinawa's Ocean Expo Park this beach has all the amenities you could ask for from a Japanese beach. This facility not only offers fine, white sand and clear water ...

Upama Beach Motobu Okinawa Japan Upama Beach
The secret beach is before you get to the Gesashi Communication Site. Pass the cutoff of Highway 14 and look for a little store where you will make a right. The beach is ...



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