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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.

Top Hotels in Nago

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
5 out of 5
1343 - 1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is ¥33,000 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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! (690 reviews)
Calamity and comfort in Northern Okinawa

"Excellent property with great facilities and services. Spa was excellent. And everything sits in calming trees and ocean view."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
Green Rich Hotel Okinawa Nago
Green Rich Hotel Okinawa Nago
3 out of 5
2-646 Gusuku, Nago, Okinawa
The price is ¥6,136 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 24

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Nago City Hall and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Nago Pineapple Park. Kise Beach and Busena Marine Park are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (34 reviews)

"Room is okay, not too spacious when we have two suitcase placed in room. We were delighted by the massage chair in our room. However the hot spring was not hot enough at all. It was at 37.7 degrees all time. Parking could be better as it was a bit narrow in the back area and our vehicle could not ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Green Rich Hotel Okinawa Nago
Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1490-1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is ¥13,223 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

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! (998 reviews)

"Hotel is a bit old, but considering its age, it is very nice and clean and the rooms are great. Service was great too. Main issue is that it is near a beach but the beach nearby is private (another hotel), so not so easy to go swimming at the beach, unless you sneak on. However, the friendly staff ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit in Nago

Nago Pineapple Park
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Nago Pineapple Park

4/5(40 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Nago Pineapple Park and find out why people love this theme park in Nago. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Busena Marine Park
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Busena Marine Park

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Take a trip to this offshore aquarium and discover the tropical fish, bright coral and azure waters of Okinawa. 

Yanbaru National Park
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Yanbaru National Park

Explore the great outdoors at Yanbaru National Park, a lovely green space in Okinawa.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

4.5/5(88 reviews)

Marvel at huge whale sharks in one of the world’s largest aquariums at this marine center that recreates the aquatic environment of Okinawa’s waters.

Kokusai Dori
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Kokusai Dori

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Naha’s lively main street is home to an array of superb restaurants, souvenir shops and galleries selling fine glassware. 

American Village
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American Village

4/5(135 reviews)

This American-style mall offers a huge selection of shopping and entertainment options as well as one of the biggest amusement parks on Okinawa. 

Top things to do in Nago

Bus Tour with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Manza Submarine Jr
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Bus Tour with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Manza Submarine Jr

¥6,000
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Sightseeing Bus Tour with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Nago Pineapple Park
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Sightseeing Bus Tour with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Nago Pineapple Park

¥6,000
Per adult
Sightseeing Bus Tour with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Dai Sekirinzan Park
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Sightseeing Bus Tour with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Dai Sekirinzan Park

¥6,000
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Yanbaru 1 DAY TRIP /Nago OKINAWA/ SUP,Snorkel,Waterfall
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Yanbaru 1 DAY TRIP /Nago OKINAWA/ SUP,Snorkel,Waterfall

¥15,333
Per adult
Okinawa MOBY DICK Dinner Cruise
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Okinawa MOBY DICK Dinner Cruise

¥2,457
Per adult
Okinawa South Bus Tour
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Okinawa South Bus Tour

¥4,701
Per adult

Reviews of Nago

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
13
5 - Excellent 44.827586206896555%
4 - Good
14
4 - Good 48.275862068965516%
3 - Okay
0
3 - Okay 0%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 3.4482758620689653%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 3.4482758620689653%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Close to USMC base and Aquarium.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 30, 2019

Scenery is stunning!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 30, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

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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