OkinawaThere’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people and a unique local culture heavily influenced by its Southeast Asian neighbors. Its main city Naha is home to popular attractions such as Shuri Castle, Naminoue Shrine and the bustling central shopping district Kokusai Street.
But for most visitors, the main attraction is the magnificent mini islands and the crystal clear waters that surround them. Okinawa is a diver's paradise, with some of the world's top diving spots at Kerama, Miyako and Ishigaki Islands. The local cuisine is as distinctive as it is delicious – don't miss the famous goya champuru (stir fried bitter gourd, eggs and tofu), Okinawa soba and American influenced taco rice.
Miyakojima, or Miyako Island, is an island located in Okinawa. It is popular for its warm climate and beautiful beaches.
Kabira Bay on Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is Ishigaki's main tourist draw and is an awe-inspiring and beautiful natural site.
Ishigakijima, or Ishigaki Island, is part of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa. It is a popular spot among divers.
Kokusai Dori Street
Literally meaning “International Road”, Kokusai Dori Street is also the street that never sleeps, with a host of bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels and souvenir shops catering to the throngs of tourists that head here to shop, eat and play. This 2km stretch ta
Katsuren Castle Remains
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Katsuren Castle Remains is located on the Yokatsu Peninsula in Okinawa.
Only a 5-minute walk from the 21st Century Forest Beach, Minshuku Okinawajikan features comfortable accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Nago Bus Terminal is a 1-minute walk away.
City Life Miyako L'avenir
Featuring free WiFi, City Life Miyako L'avenir offers accommodation in Miyako Island. Maehama Beach is 7 km away. All units have a flat-screen TV. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a microwave. A fridge and kettle are also off
Ryukyu Sun Royal Hotel
Only an 8-minute walk from Kokusai Street, Ryukyu Sun Royal Hotel offers simple Western-style accommodations with a flat-screen TV and free wired internet access.
Located a 30-minute drive from Naha Airport, Rainbow Terrace offers well-equipped apartments with free WiFi access in Ginowan. Tropical Beach and Okinawa Convention Centre are just a 10-minute walk away.
Guest House Grand Naha
Located around a 5-minute walk from the Miebashi and Kenchomae monorail stations, Guest House Grand Naha is situated conveniently in the heart of the city. The property offers free WiFi access in all areas and features a shared te
Marine Lodge Marea
Located right in front of Maehama Beach, guests at Marine Lodge Marea can enjoy diving or take diving lessons at the indoor pool.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Naha Omoromachi
Located right in front of DFS Galleria Naha, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Naha Omoromachi offers Western-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi/wired internet access.
Taketomi - where time seems to magically slow down
Japan's most southern islands, the Yaeyama islands, are a popular travel destination for vacation hungry locals, as well as international visitors. And their popularity is easily explained: seemingly endless sandy beaches, crystal clear water, sunshine, lush f