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Okinawa Island must see attractions

1. Kokusai Dori

Spend an afternoon in Naha’s most extensive shopping district, International Street (Kokusai Dori). Browse for exquisite glasswork and ceramics, feast on traditional Okinawan delicacies and watch dancers and fire-eaters perform on the streets.
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Naha’s lively main street is home to an array of superb restaurants, souvenir shops and galleries selling fine glassware.

2. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Take the family on an unforgettable trip to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a vast undersea world teeming with whale sharks, rays, corals and tropical fish. Watch aquatic shows, learn about Okinawa’s marine life and touch a starfish.
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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.

3. American Village

Whether you’re an American missing home or a local resident looking for a fun day out, find a complete range of entertainment, American-style, at the Mihama American Village along Okinawa’s western coast.
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This American-style mall offers a huge selection of shopping and entertainment options as well as one of the biggest amusement parks on Okinawa.

4. Shurijo Castle

Shurijo Castle is a monumental fortress sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Okinawan capital, Naha. It was home to generations of Ryukyu kings, who ruled over Japan’s southwestern islands for nearly 450 years. Admire the impressive architecture, discover artifacts and learn about the castle’s fascinating history.
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Take a tour of this lavishly decorated hilltop castle that was home to powerful Japanese kings for more than 400 years.

5. Tomari Port

Explore the waterfront in Naha with a trip to Tomari Port. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the shops in this culturally rich area.
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Explore the waterfront in Naha with a trip to Tomari Port. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the shops in this culturally rich area.

6. Manza Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Manza Beach, a popular beach in Serakaki. Stroll along this family-friendly area's seaside, or simply enjoy its restaurants.
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Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Manza Beach, a popular beach in Serakaki. Stroll along this family-friendly area's seaside, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

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