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Nago
Travel Guide

Busena Marine Park

Enjoy the hot weather on the beaches and let your kids loose on the thrilling activities in this city, where fruit themes abound.

As one of Okinawa Island’s largest settlements, Nago has a rich history and many resorts. Appreciate scenic beaches, dramatic mountains on the horizon and plenty of green spaces that allow the city to breathe. Bring your children to enjoy the fun events and sights in this commune.

Note that the city has many outdoor activities that complement its year-round warm weather. August is the wettest month and December is the driest. Relax at the scenic Kariyushi Beach, which is bordered by a large row of trees. Ride a banana boat, swim in the pools and try other watersports.

Sunbathe on the neighboring Kise Beach. Just west on a small peninsula is Busena Beach. Use the underwater observatory and walk out on the pier.

Take the kids on the picturesque train running through Neo Park. This large zoo allows you to feed ostriches and flamingos. Stroke cute dogs in the petting zoo. A little west is Nago Pineapple Park with pineapple-themed kids’ rides. Ride the buggies shaped like pineapples to get around this park and learn the history of the spiky fruit. See how pineapple wine is made.

Visit the adjacent Okinawa Fruit Land, another adventure park with a theme of healthy eating. Learn about the origins of each fruit with the range of trees here.

Attend the Nago Cherry Blossom Festival in late January to see the city in full bloom. Take part in the Tour de Okinawa bicycle race in November.

The commune lies at the northern end of the island of Okinawa. Fly to Naha Airport in the island’s capital city and drive north for 50 miles (80 kilometers) to get here. You can also arrive at Iejima Airport on its eponymous island. Make sure to see neighboring landmarks, including Mount Yonaha and Mount Yae.

Nago is a fascinating place for kids to play on the beaches and learn about the joys of fruit.

Where to stay in Nago

The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
5 out of 5
1343 - 1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is ¥36,000 per night from May 17 to May 17
This family-friendly Nago hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kariyushi Beach and Busena Marine Park. Mission Beach and Cape Manza are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (707 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful place. Nice bay view over the golf course. Spacious room with outstanding friendly staff. Breakfast was great, had both western and Japanese style breakfast."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1490-1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is ¥12,066 per night from May 26 to May 26
This family-friendly Nago hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Busena Marine Park and Mission Beach. Nago City Hall and Cape Manza are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Great stay! Very clean and well maintained."

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
Kanucha Bay Hotels & Villas
Kanucha Bay Hotels & Villas
4.5 out of 5
156-2 Abu, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is ¥16,364 per night from May 17 to May 17
Offering direct access to the beach, this Nago resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Okinawakaigan Quasi-National Park, Gesashi Bay's Mangrove, and Kushi Kannon-do ...
4.2/5Excellent! (313 reviews)
"It was a relaxing stay, with many activities to do, that were COVID safe."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Kanucha Bay Hotels & Villas
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Reviews of Nago

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Close to USMC base and Aquarium.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 30, 2019

Scenery is stunning!

4/5 - Good

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May 30, 2019

There are some nice restaurants, but you really have to search for them, well worth it.

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 23, 2019

Definitely need a rental car if you want to see any other sights in Okinawa.

1/5 - Terrible

Sam

Feb 16, 2019

The hotel experience was terrible!

2/5 - Disappointing

Sam

Feb 16, 2019

Old town and few restaurants. No many places to visit...

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