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Okinawa

Recharge on stunning white beaches, walk around historic castles and visit one of the world’s largest aquariums on this tropical island in the south of Japan.

Okinawa is a rare tropical paradise that mixes a beach-going culture with a preservation of the past. Try exciting watersport, tan on white-sand beaches, watch whale sharks gliding in an aquarium or visit a castle that once protected the archipelago’s rulers. 

Okinawa is the main island of the Okinawa Prefecture, an archipelago of 160 islands south of mainland Japan. Its main access point is Naha, a busy urban sprawl that also serves as the region’s capital. Find shopping, food and crowds along Kokusai-Dori, Naha’s main street. While here, taste Okinawan soba, a soup-noodle dish famous to the area. 

Not far from town, the hilltop Shuri Castle reminds visitors of the island’s ancient history. Take a short drive south from Naha to the Peace Memorial Park, where monuments pay tribute to the quarter of a million American and Japanese civilians and soldiers who died here in World War II. It was one of the Pacific’s most fierce battles.  

To the north, the Ocean Expo Park gives visitors the chance to learn about the archipelago’s marine life. See whale sharks cruising alongside tropical fish at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, home to one of the world’s biggest fish tanks. Nearby attractions such as a re-creation of a 17th-century Okinawan village and a botanical garden boasting more than 2,000 orchids make northern Okinawa a satisfying daytrip destination. 

The island features miles of popular and less-crowded beaches that are a great to visit throughout summer. The best swimming months are between April and October. Scuba dive amongst rock formations at Mission Beach or enjoy views from the lighthouse at Cape Zanpa.

Not far from the coast, walk to the Hiji Waterfall or traverse stunning pineapple fields in Nago Pineapple Park. Follow subterranean streams of photograph stalactites at Gyokusendo Cave.

Fly into Reach Okinawa’s Naha Airport from Japan or China. Get around the city by bus. Alternatively, rent a car (or moped) to travel further afield. Tours can be booked through Naha’s travel agencies. 


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APA Hotel Naha ¥4,132
Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020
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APA Hotel Naha

APA Hotel Naha

1-4-16,Matsuyama, Naha, Okinawa-ken
     
    3.6 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Very nice and polite check in, the lady was a trainee but I didn’t feel so

    Mercure Okinawa Naha
    Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020
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    Mercure Okinawa Naha

    Mercure Okinawa Naha

    3 3 19 Tsubogawa, Naha, Okinawa-ken
       
      4.2 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Good location, very easy to access monorail station. Very clean, but it smells like hospital(maybe because THE VIRUS measure)

      Halekulani Okinawa ¥40,680
      Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020
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      Halekulani Okinawa

      Halekulani Okinawa

      1967-1 Nakama, Onna, Okinawa Prefecture
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The concierge service is greatly helpful. Special thanks to Kazu san who has been very helpful and caring. We had a memorable stay at the hotel.

        Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa ¥17,000
        Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020
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        Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa

        Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa

        1108 Serakaki Onnason, Onna, Okinawa
           
          4.7 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Best hotel stay ever!

          Novotel Okinawa Naha ¥8,926
          Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
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          Novotel Okinawa Naha

          Novotel Okinawa Naha

          40 Matsukawa, Naha, Okinawa-ken
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Although a bit pricey, the buffet was good.

            HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF ¥6,146
            Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020
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            HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF

            HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF

            Maejima 3-2-20, Naha
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              The hotel is very clean and convenient. The only issue is that the hot bath tib on the top floor was closed due to mechanical problem during our whole stay

              Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa ¥6,545
              Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020
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              Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa

              Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa

              1-5 Kume 2 Chome, Naha, Okinawa-ken
                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Hotel location is near to 2 monorail. About 5 to 7mins walk. spacious room for 3 people. Overall, it’s a good stay. The mini refrigerator is not cold to cool the beer though.

                Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa
                Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
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                Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

                Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

                9-22 Mihama, Chatan Cho, Nakagami-gun, Chatan, Okinawa-ken
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Only set back was shuttle bus service to the Naha airport. Earliest shuttle was 0929, and not realizing before hand that the shuttle was going to make stops at other hotels to pick up more passengers put us in a rush at the airport to catch our flight.

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