ExploringOKINAWA

Southern Okinawa
Main Island

This will make you fall in love with Okinawa

Close to Naha Airport, you can feel Okinawa's history and traditional culture in this area. Enjoy the blue skies, beautiful ocean, and untouched nature.

From NAHA AIRPORT to Furuzamami Beach(60min),From NAHA AIRPORT to Valley of Gangala(30min),From NAHA AIRPORT to Okinawa Karate Kaikan(10min),From NAHA AIRPORT to Suitenrou(17min),From NAHA AIRPORT to Shikinaen Garden(16min)
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Furuzamami Beach

A beach on Zamami Island in the Kerama Islands. Divers from around the world are attracted by the highly transparent waters that reveal beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish.

Address:1743 Zamami, Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

From Naha Airport to Tomari Port(10min), From Tomari Port to Zamami Port(50min)
Furuzamami Beach ©OCVB
02

Valley of Gangala

In a subtropical forest that was once a limestone cave, you can experience a magnificent ancient world via guided tour. (Reservation required)

Address:202 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa

From Naha Airport to Valley of Gangala(30min)
Valley of Gangala
03

Okinawa Karate Kaikan

A martial arts hall dedicated to the preservation and succession of karate, which comes from Okinawa. An exhibition facility, shop, and dining corner are also available for use.

Address:854-1 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku-shi, Okinawa

From Naha Airport to Okinawa Karate Kaikan(10min)
Okinawa Karate Kaikan ©OCVB
04

Suitenrou

A fine dining restaurant where you can enjoy delicious Ryukyu cuisine while watching the unique and traditional Okinawan performing art of Ryukyu Buyo, which was developed during the Ryukyu Dynasty.

Address:1-3-60 Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa

From Naha Airport to Suitenrou(17min)
Suitenrou ©OCVB
05

Shikinaen Garden

The largest villa built for the Ryukyuan royal family in 1799, it features a 'round-trip garden' or kaiyu-shiki teien in which you can stroll around a pond while enjoying the scenery and the changing seasons.

Address:421-7 Maaji, Naha-shi, Okinawa

From Naha Airport to Shikinaen Garden(16min)
Shikinaen Garden

There are so many
things
to see!

  • 06. Tsuboya Yachimun Street
    06. Tsuboya Yachimun Street
    A street containing many traditional Okinawan yachimun (pottery) shops.
    Address: 1-16 Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 07. Okinawa World
    07. Okinawa World
    Experience Okinawan nature, culture, and history, including the Gyokusendo natural monument - a limestone cave in the coral reef.
    Address: 1336 Tamagusukumaekawa, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 08. Takarake House
    08. Takarake House
    An old house built in the late 19th century and designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. The house can be entered.
    Address: 82 Geruma, Zamamison, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa
  • 09. Itoman Fish Center
    09. Itoman Fish Center
    Enjoy fresh Okinawan seafood.
    Address: 4-19 Nishizaki-cho, Itoman-shi, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 10. Zakimi Castle Ruins
    10. Zakimi Castle Ruins
    A World Heritage Site featuring characteristic stone arched gates and curved stone walls.
    Address: 708-6 Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 11. Diving & Snorkeling (sea turtles)
    11. Diving & Snorkeling (sea turtles)
    Meet sea turtles and view the beautiful coral reef.
    Address: Aharen, Tokashiki-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 12. Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
    12. Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
    A prayer memorial and museum that contains relics and photographs from the Second World War.
    Address: 577 Mabuni, Itoman-shi, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 13. Shuri Ryusen (coral-dyeing class)
    13. Shuri Ryusen (coral-dyeing class)
    Dye tote bags, T-shirts, or wrapping cloths using fossilized coral.
    Address: 1-54 Syuriyamagawa-cho, Naha-shi, Okinawa
    ©OCVB
  • 14. Taste of Okinawa
    14. Taste of Okinawa
    Offers market visits and cooking classes in English using Okinawan ingredients.
    Address: 1-6-21 Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa

  • 06. Tsuboya Yachimun Street
  • 07. Okinawa World
  • 08. Takarake House
  • 09. Itoman Fish Center
  • 10. Zakimi Castle Ruins
  • 11. Diving & Snorkeling (sea turtles)
  • 12. Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
  • 13. Shuri Ryusen (coral-dyeing class)
  • 14. Taste of Okinawa