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Coast / Beach Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Nishibama Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunzamamison Aka
    "Approximately a five-minute drive from Aka Port, this is the main beach of Aka Island, an island located to the west of the main island of Okinawa. Despite the characters of its name meaning ""north beach,"" they are pronounced as ""nishibama,"" which means ""west beach."" The contrast between the transparent beautiful ocean and the pure white sands that stretch for one kilometer is very appealing. Although lifeguards are only on duty from May to around September, you can enjoy swimming there year-round at your own risk. In addition, it is also extremely popular as a snorkeling spot because of the colorful corals and tropical fish that can be seen. You can also enjoy other marine activities such as diving and sea kayaking."
  • Zanpa Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Uza 1933
    Clear blue water and fine white sand make this gorgeous beach to the west of Cape Zanpa worth a visit. From sea bathing to flyboarding, marine jetting, and diving, there’s no shortage of ocean activities to enjoy. The nearby park contains athletic equipment and a barbecue area, making this beach a popular spot for families.
  • Odohama Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Odo
    During the Bakumatsu period, when the country was closed to outsiders, John Manjiro came back from America and landed at this beach, thus leading it to sometimes be referred to as “John Man beach.” The water is crystal clear, and coral reefs can be seen during low tide. Snorkeling and diving are recommended as well. The beach is also known as a spot that sea turtles often visit in summer to lay their eggs.
  • Shiraho Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Shiraho
    This coast is famous for the views it provides of blue coral and Porites coral. You can go snorkeling and enjoy the vibrantly colored Porites coral, “Usukomon” coral, and other varieties of coral.
  • Yonehara Beach
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    Ishigaki-shi, Maibara, Okinawa
    Yonehara Beach offers a great view of coral reefs, bright-colored tropical fish, and more. Many people come for diving, snorkeling, and other activities, but because the tidal currents are fast, it is designated as a dangerous swimming area.
  • Okuma Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunkunigamison Okuma
    Managed by Okuma Private Beach & Resort, Okuma Beach is beautiful beach with a one kilometer-long stretch of fine-grained white sand. The emerald-green sea is ideal for paddling, swimming and water sports. The glass-walled beach café offers terrace seats where visitors can enjoy light meals, alcoholic beverages etc. in a spacious, relaxed atmosphere.
  • Tinu Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunnakijinson Kouri
    Tinu Beach is in the north of Kouri Island. On the calm beach where the sea spreads off into the distance, there is a so-called “heart-shaped stone,” which is popular as a place of matchmaking.
  • Manza Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Serakaki
    Manza Beach is a beautiful beach with highly transparent sea and coral reef, overlooking Manzamo. It is adjacent to the ANA Intercontinental Hotel and you can enjoy a range of activities such as diving and fishing.
  • Miyagi Kaigan
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    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Chatancho Miyagi
  • Kayo Beach
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    Okinawa Nago-shi Kayo 41
  • Toguchi Beach
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    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Toguchi
  • Shimbaru Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Hyakuna 1599-6
  • Kakinmi Hama
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    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Hirara
  • Arla Hama
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    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Gima
  • Bise Kaigan
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Motobucho Bise
  • Condoi Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Taketomi
  • Habya N
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudaka
  • Joriku Park
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    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkitadaitouson Minato
  • Ishi Nagata Kaigan
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    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Kohama
  • Mt.Akashi no Kaigan
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    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Akaishi

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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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