Sightseeing Spot Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Daisekirinzan
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    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunkunigamison Ginama 1241
    This is Japan’s only subtropical Karst topographical landform, created 200 million years ago by the corrosion of limestone by rain and other natural forces. It has been considered a holy site since ancient times, and four courses are available that introduce visitors to unusually shaped rocks, large rock formations, subtropical forest, and other natural scenery. There is also a barrier-free course for the elderly and children. Come enjoy the wondrous paradise formed by Nature’s own hand.

    Visited with my elderly parents. Theres a 600 metres wheel chair friendly route so it was managable for my parents. Along that route, theres a pavilion where my parents could rest while I explored...

  • "Okinawa Rail Ecology Center ""Kuina no Mori"""
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Kunigamison Ada 1477-35
    A sightseeing facility where visitors can observe Okinawa rails, a national Natural Monument species, located in Ada, Kunigami Village. Opened in 2013, the facility contains exhibits on the ecology of Okinawa rails, observation booths from which you can watch actual rails living in a recreation of their natural environment - the fact that you can see the rails up close has made the facility a popular destination. In addition to individuals and families, the facility can accommodate large groups, and visitors can learn about rails and see the facility's friendly rails raised on the site.

    辺戸岬に行くときに寄るんですが、小さなミニゴルフ場も併設してあり、かわいいくーちゃんが一匹でいます。二匹にすると縄張り争いで喧嘩するそうです。

  • Zamami Island Whale Watching Association
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    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunzamamison Zamami Site 1 (Zamami Island)
    Every year from December through into April, humpback whales and several other species of whales come back to the waters off Zamami Island to breed and raise their young. During this period, whale-watching trips are available to view the whales. *Tours may be cancelled on days when the weather is too bad to see the whales, or when no whales have been reported. *As these trips are very popular, it may not be possible to book a trip for the same day; advance booking is recommended.

    もうただただ感激! 会えます…丘から監視員さんがウォッチングしてポイントへ誘導 慣れたものです。クジラも船を怖がりません。座間味に感謝です

  • Kumejima-cho Ojima Tatami Rocks
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    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku-jima
    These rocks are on the coast of Ojima Island, east of Kumejima. This group of rarely shaped rocks are a nationally designated Natural Monument. There are over 1,000 of these pentagon and hexagon-shaped rocks also called “kamegoiwa” (tortoise rocks) that can be seen during low tide. Their surfaces are eroded flat from the waves, and they are a work of art produced by nature.

    Not to be missed when you are on Kume Island is a visit to the tatami rocks! Located on the south of Ojima Island, the hexagonal rocks are usually hidden at the bottom of the ocean. Hence, the best...

  • Sunset Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunchatanchou Mihama 2
    Sunset Beach is a famous beach next to the American Village where beautiful sunsets can be seen. As it starts to get crowded around sunset, getting here a little earlier is recommended.
  • Imugya Marine Garden
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    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Gusukube Tomori
    Imugya Marine Garden is a marine park located in a beautiful natural cove in the southern part of Miyako Island. Part of the cove (which is formed by a protruding peninsula) has been transformed into a park, with toilets and showers (which can be used free of charge). The waves inside the cove are relatively gentle, and families with children can be seen happily playing on the rocks. There are scattered reefs on the seabed within the cove, which are a habitat for a wide variety of fish, making this a popular place for snorkeling. There is a hiking path that goes round the cove, and an observation platform on top of a nearby hill, which affords wonderful views of the ocean.
  • Toyosaki Seaside Park
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    Okinawa Tomigusuku Toyosaki 5-1
    "A park in Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City. It is a seaside park centered around ""Toyosaki Chura Sun Beach,"" one of the largest in the Prefecture, and is equipped with an observatory, a barbeque area, , sports facilities (reservation required for use) for beach soccer, beach volleyball and basketball, and an outdoor stage. You can enjoy a variety of marine sports such as experience snorkeling and banana boating, and the ""Light Garden Illumination"" held at the end of the year."
  • Haneji Inland Sea
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    Okinawa Prefecture Nago City
    This inland sea located in Nago City is surrounded by the Motobu Peninsula, Yagaji Island, and Oujima Island. Tidal flats have formed in the inland sea, which is a habitat for shellfish and other rare organisms. The area has also been designated as a national Wildlife Protection Area due to the high number of migratory birds that visit. The Arashiyama Observatory in Goga, Nago City is known for its sweeping views of the inland sea.
  • Suimui Utaki
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shurikinjouchou 1-2 (within Shuri Castle Park)
    This place of worship is situated in front of the walls of Shuri Castle, and is one of 10 sacred sites within the castle. Existing since before the castle was erected, this holy site is said to have been around since the creation of the Ryukyu Kingdom, and its long history is evident in the several poems about Suimui Utaki present in the Omoro Soshi, the oldest compilation of Ryukyuan songs. The current structure was restored in December of 1997.
  • Flame of Peace
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Mabuni 444 - (Inside the Peace Memorial Park)
    In the central plaza of Peace Memorial Park, located in Itoman City of Okinawa Prefecture, is the “Fire of Peace.” This fire was created by combining fire from Zamami Village on Aka Island, where American forces landed during the Battle of Okinawa, with fire from Hiroshima’s “Peace Flame” and Nagasaki’s “Flame of Commitment.” The original flame has been burning since 1991, and this particular flame was lit on June 23, 1995 on Okinawa Memorial Day.
  • Urasoe Park
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    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Iso 115-1
    This comprehensive park uses a hill where a natural forest largely remains. A large park that stretches through the Nakama, Iso and Toyama areas of Urasoe City, it is divided into three zones. The A zone has the Urasoe Castle ruins and Urasoe Yodore that is a prefecturally-designated cultural property, and is the zone with high historical and cultural value. The B and C zones can be enjoyed in various ways such as a space to relax, play with playground equipment, or go on picnics.
  • Nento Hiramatsu Pine Tree
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    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Iheya Mura Dana
    The Nento Hira Pine is a pine tree in Dana, Iheya Village, Shimajiri County. It is said to be between 200 and 300 years old. Along with the Five-Branched Pine of Kume Island, it is called one of the Two Great Pine Trees of Okinawa. It has been designated a National Natural Monument. The area surrounding it has been set up as Nento Hiramatsu Park.
  • Obake-zaka Hill
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    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Kumejimacho Gushikawa
    "A hilly road in Gushikawa, Kumejima Town, Shimajiri County. Its name ""Obake"" means ""ghost,"" but it is not a haunted spot. Instead, it is the site of an optical illusion in which the upward and downward slopes seem to be reversed, due to the relationship between the road and the surrounded scenery. Drivers can experience the odd sense that their car seems to roll up what looks like the upward slope."
  • Yo He Na Ajisai Sono
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Motobucho Izumi 1312

    小店就在花園內,販賣飲料、冰品、甜食、煎餅。逛完花園來此處休息一下,喝點涼的搭配窗外繡球花美景很不錯。

  • Futamijouwanosatomyujikkurain
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    Nago, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Tonaki Shima
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    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Tonakison
  • Nagamaku
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    Okinawa Prefecture Shimajiri-gun Kitadaito village
  • Kurashiki Dam
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    Okinawa Uruma Ishikawasonan 879-1
  • Nago Chuo Park
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    Okinawa Nago-shi Nago
  • Minagimizumitake
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    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Hirara Nishizato 8

Okinawa Areas

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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