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.

    Daisekirinzan is definitely worth a visit, especially if visiting Cape Hedo. Our phone guided us directly to the parking lot no issues and there was a huge parking spot. There is an entrance fee...

  • Sake Cellar in Kin Limestone Cave
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Kin Cho Kin 245
    This natural limestone cave is located in Kin Town, Okinawa Prefecture. Located 30 meters underground, the 270-meter-long cave is believed to be the birthplace of Okinawa's dragon god religion. The cave, which still retains several places of worship, is used as a natural storehouse for aging awamori. The storehouse even offers a bottle aging service. Customers can have their koshu (aged awamori) shipped to them after five, 12, or 20 years of aging. Tours of the storehouse are offered at 11:00, 14:00, and 15:30 each day. Parking is available.

    鍾乳洞は熟成の為の温度が年間を通じて一定で最適なんだそうです!!・・5年物の焼酎を置かせて頂いて5年たつと発想して、自宅まで送ってくださいます。以前は名物おばあちゃんが対応してくださいましたが、大が変わってもお世話になっています。感謝!!

  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kaki no Hana Hija Spring
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Kakinohana
    Kaki no Hana Hija Spring, located in a lush forest on a hill in Nanjo City, splashes out from the bottom of a rock. It has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 famous water sources and is now used for household and agricultural water. A small pond is a perfect place for children to play, and many people visit for the cool breeze.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nakahara Baba Avenue of Pines
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Nakijin Mura Koechi
    This row of pine trees is located along National Route 505 in Nakijin Village, Okinawa Prefecture. The approximately 30-meter-wide row of pine trees continues for about 250 meters to the gate of Nakijin Elementary School. It was once a horseriding ground that frequently served as a venue for regional folk events, horse races, and other functions in the pre-war era. The Luchu pines are said to have been planted by the 18th-century statesman Sai On. Although there were once horse-riding grounds all over Okinawa, most of them have been developed into farm land or residential areas, making this one a valuable example of a place that still looks as it did centuries ago.
  • 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."
  • Taketomi Tourist Center
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    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Taketomi 441
    "This tourist center is located in Taketomi, Taketomi Town, Yaeyama County. It operates water buffalo carts, which trace along the villages of Taketomi Island which have been designated an ""Important Traditional Architecture Preservation District,"" tours on glass boats where you can observe the sea of Taketomi, which belongs to ""Sekiseisho""-Japan's largest coral reef sea region, and rental of rent-a-cycles. Nearby you'll find Okinawan restaurant ""Kanifu,"" which serves up local cuisine using island ingredients."
  • Shikinajimashinryoujo
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    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamagunyonagunichou Yonaguni

    撮影したままの状態を見学することが出きるので、映画を見られた方にはとても楽しい経験が出きる。裏山、隣の建物は嫁のお兄さんの土地でもあり、必ず訪れる夕陽も最高のスポット

  • Nuchiuna
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    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Yonashiromiyagi 2768

    I was sold to the healthy salt and I bought $100 worth of the products. Just a 5 minute walk, you can have a nice view of the sea. I was glad that we made a detour to visit the salt factory.

  • Kabira Park
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    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Kabira

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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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