Spots in Resort Area (West Coast) Area

  • Zakimi Castle Ruins
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    4.0
    462 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 708-6
    Gosamaru was renowned as a master castle architect, and these are the ruins of a castle he built at the start of the 15th century. It is replete with amazing sights, including the smooth curve of the castle walls and the elegant arch gateway, said to be the oldest in Okinawa. It is also a registered World Heritage Site. From the top of the castle, you can enjoy a splendid view of the East China Sea, and the sight of the sun sinking into its beautiful blue depths is one you won’t want to miss.

    A great site to visit to see an exceptionally well preserved castle foundation. This UNESCO World Heritage site is always well manicured and clean. Pathways will also lead you around the back of the...

  • Okashigoten Onna Branch
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    4.0
    332 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Prefecture Onna Village Senagaku 100
    This long-standing confectionery in Onna Village, one of Okinawa’s premier resort areas, is famous for its purple yam tarts. The building is designed in the style of Shuri Castle and features an adjoining purple yam tart factory. The spacious interior contains several types of sweets that can be sampled by visitors. There are also specialty Okinawan products, making this a great spot for souvenir hunting. In addition, the Onna location offers exclusive purple yam tart workshops where visitors can make their own original tart (reservations required). There are also a restaurant and a cafe, where you can enjoy a meal while gazing out at the emerald green sea before you.

    The restaurant with an excellent view. The food was really tasty and it made a nice lunch stop at the local souvenirs shop. The service was really good too, unlike the Diamond cafe located 1st...

  • Nirai Beach
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    4.5
    323 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Gima 600
    Nirai Beach boasts some of the most transparent cobalt blue water in the prefecture, not to mention gorgeous white sand. This natural beach is in front of Hotel Nikko Alivila and offers plenty of ocean activities, including snorkeling, riding a boat with a glass bottom, and jet skiing, among other things. The sight of the vast expanse of water turning amber underneath the setting sun is breathtaking indeed.

    Nirai Beach is truly Okinawan at heart. Not a touristy trap, but a place of cultural importance. The area is surrounded by nature. Lovely ocean, flora, people. Its quite a cultural experience to...

  • Murasaki Mura historical village
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    3.5
    226 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Takashiho 1020-1
    Murasaki Mura is a large experience-oriented theme park located in Yomitan Village. Visitors can experience traditional crafts and culture, water activities, sports, cooking classes, etc.; more than 100 different experience activities are available in over 30 different workshops. There is also a buffet-style restaurant, and the Okinawan Soba Noodles restaurant (with its delicious noodle broth), is particularly popular. Accommodation is available adjacent to the park.

    I’ve visited this place several times while living here. There are a few make your own souvenir shop, which can be fun for visitors or kids. It’s pretty empty during the weekdays and I haven’t seen...

  • Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort
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    4.0
    916 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Fuchaku 66-1
    This hotel offers a variety of activities for both children and adults. While enjoy the beautiful scenery and marine activities at Sunmarina Beach, one of the most beautiful places in Japan, there are thrilling outdoor activities and indoor activities. Whale watching from late December to early April is particularly popular.

    Our stay was nothing short of FANTASTIC! Masako gave the BEST customer service and worked with us daily for any requests, reservations, questions, etc. She was the major reason our vacation was such...

  • Gala Aoi Umi
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Takashiho 915
    Gala Aoi Umi is an interactive facility beside the sea in Takashiho, Yomitan Village. There is a salt processing factory, an atelier, a studio for Ryukyu glass and pottery, marine services, “coral field” for cultivating coral, and various kinds of production, snorkeling and coral seedlings can be experienced. It also has an ocean view restaurant which takes advantage of its position, a pizza shop as well as an ice cream shop where a salt ice cream using Okinawa’s sea salt can be enjoyed.

    We are visiting Okinawa after being gone for 8 years and decided to venture back by this place. It doesn’t seem like you can make the salt anymore but you can purchase it. We had a great time at the...

  • Forest Adventure in Onna
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    4.5
    59 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Maeda 1525
    This outdoor recreation facility is located in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture. It features eight rope courses with different distances and heights for visitors to enjoy while soaking up views of the ocean and mountains. Each course features various obstacles as well as thrilling zip lines that allow participants wearing a harness to glide through the air for up to 120 meters from a height of up to 30 meters. Other activities include a Tarzan swing, trampolining, archery tag, and more.

    The course was exciting and challenging. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My youngest son wasn’t tall enough to participate, but the staff let us watch and take pictures of the rest of our...

  • Cape Manzamo
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Onna
    It is a popular scenic spot which is representative of Okinawa Prefecture, which is located in Onna Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture. It is famous for having rocks on the coastal cliffs which closely resemble an elephant’s trunk, with the whole surface of the clear blue sea stretching out down below. The highly transparent sea is breathtakingly beautiful and is so transparent that you can even see the rocks in the sea, but be careful as there are a few places which don’t have a fence.
  • Okinawa Kokuto, Inc.
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 2822 - 3 (within Okiham Square)
    This brown sugar factory is located in Yomitan Village in Nakagami County and allows visitors to observe the process of turning sugar cane into brown sugar for free. The interior is barrier-free, so wheelchair users can move about with ease. Attached to the factory is a store that sells various brown sugar products. Ham, sausage, and other items produced in the prefecture are available for both sampling and purchase as well, and freshly made sata andagi (Okinawan sweet deep-fried bun) are available every day. Visitors can try their hand at making their own brown sugar, but advance reservations are required.

    this village is a good atomosphere. very chilling people, sites to see everywhere like pottery street (Yachimun no sato). my recommendation is to visit here in summer. One favorable spot is a beach...

  • Cape Maeda
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Maeda 469-1
    Cape Maeda is a picturesque place with a precipitous cliff formed from elevated coral and a view of beautiful, transparent ocean. Diving and snorkeling are popular in this area, and the “Blue Grotto” shining gloriously blue is a particular must see. It is also one of the best sightseeing places as you can watch whales from an observation tower or whale watching boats in winter.
  • Sake Cellar in Kin Limestone Cave
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    They only do tours three times a day. We were lucky to make it to the last one at 3:30pm. The tour was mostly conducted in Japanese but it was still interesting to be able to go down there and see it...

  • Ryukyu Glass Kirameki Kobo
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Yamada 3111
    This Ryukyu glass studio is located in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture. Visitors can watch the work of a group of craftsmen lead by Ikemiyagi Yoshio, a certified Traditional Craftsman of Okinawa Prefecture. Ikemiyagi was selected as a Contemporary Master Craftsman in 2014 by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The workshop also offers Ryukyu glasswork experiences in which participants can make a variety of items from such as taru glasses, saucers, and flower vases from Ryukyu glass. Visitors can also view and purchase more than 500 pieces of Ryukyu glasswork, which makes a great souvenir.

    ルネッサンスに宿泊中、雨だったので急遽連絡したところ飛び込みで受け入れて貰えました。 5歳の息子で不安もありましたが、親切な職人さんに優しく教えて頂き、写真をとるためのポージングやシャッターチャンスを作って下さいました。 本人もとても喜んで大事に使っています。 きらめき工房さんのガラスは気泡・波風のラインがとても美しいグラスで、空港でお土産のグラスが沢山並んでいるのを見ていた時も、主人が「やっぱり...

  • Manza Beach
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    전통 음식은 아니고 이자카야 느낌인곳 음식은 맛있습니다.시간에 따라 연주도 있구요. 석양보기 좋은 곳입니다. 단지 모기가 실내에 많아서. .

  • Cape Zanpa
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Uza 1861
    Cape Zanpa is a promontory that juts out into the East China Sea, with two kilometers of cliffs that reach a height of around 30 meters. At the tip of the Cape there is a brilliant white lighthouse; there are marvelous views of the Kerama Islands and Ie-jima (Ie Island). Cape Zanpa is a very popular spot for diving, and for fishing from rocks near the shore. It is also famous because the sun sets here later than anywhere else on the main island of Okinawa, which attracts large numbers of people to come and watch the sea get given a reddish tint by the setting sun.
  • Cape Maeda (Blue Cave)
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Maeda 469-1
    This marine sports shop offers diving and snorkeling services on Cape Maeda located to the northwest of Onna Village. Maeda Cape is a popular spot with a cave called the Blue Cave, where sunlight that enters the ocean and is reflected on the sea floor dyes it a bright and beautiful blue. Characterized by the small number of people per guide, with one for every two to three people when diving and one for each snorkeling group, you will be able to enjoy yourself at your own pace. In addition, it is recommended for graduation and family trips.
  • Ryukyu Mura
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Yamada 1130
    Ryukyu Mura is an interactive facility for Okinawan culture, arts and performance in Yamada, Onna Village, Kunigami County. Inside the park, there is a row of traditional Ryukyu houses, recreating the olden-day Okinawan atmosphere so it is often used as a location for filmmaking. There are various hands-on programs such as traditional craft making and attractions such as Eisa, an Okinawan folk dance performance. There are eating and shopping areas in the attached dome-shaped facility called “Okinawa Station Chanpuru”. One feature is that there are many things to do even on rainy days.
  • Onna no Eki Nakayukui Market
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    4.5
    803 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Nakadomari 1656-9
    Onna no Eki Nakayukui Market is a local produce direct-sales market located by the side of National Highway 58, offering a wide range of local specialty products from Onna Village; the products on sale include fresh vegetables and fruit picked in the village, as well as handicraft products. Marine products are also on sale, including locally-caught Sea Grapes (Caulerpa Lentillifera), sashimi, tempura, etc. There are also quite a few places to eat in the market, including restaurants selling Okinawan Soba Noodles and Sata Andagi (Okinawan sweet deep-fried buns), fruit bars, etc.

    if going North or coming down from there this place is a good place to stop off. Nice selection of gifts and fresh goods inside the store and some places to eat at gentle prices. closes at 6PM sharp...

  • Yachimun no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Zakimi 2653
    An arts and crafts village located a 60-minute drive from the Okinawa-Minami Interchange. The village origins date back to when Ryukyu dynasty King Sho Tei gathered various pottery studios here to promote the development of the ceramics industry. There are 19 independent pottery studios in the village, and visitors can experience the traditions, culture, and history of Okinawan ceramics. The village's thick pottery, decorated with placid designs, are sold in two communal shops, and visitors can purchase Yomitanzan ware and Okinawan lion dog statues, each different in appearance and feel from the next depending on the studio and potter which made it. Some of the studios also have their own distinctive galleries and offer pottery making classes.
  • Seaside Drive-in
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    4.0
    331 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Nakadomari 885
    Seaside Drive-in in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture is an American-style restaurant. It is open 24 hours, and everything on the menu which is a fusion of Japanese and Western is available for take-out. Despite the American-style facade, it is a fun place which has a range of antique toys and an aquarium where you can see tropical fish. It faces the sea so you can gaze at the beautiful sunset in the evening.

    Loved the charm of the place. Our Okinawan friend took us here on our way to our hotel and we thought it was a lot of fun and great value for money!

  • Toushingama Tsuboya pottery
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 2898
    This pottery, which specializes in Okinawa’s representative Yachimun-style pottery, fires its creations in a traditional “Noborigama” ascending kiln, which is very rare nowadays. It fashions many different items using this traditional method, including sake jars for holding awamori (millet brandy). It also hosts pottery classes in its workshop to spread the appeal of Yachimun, allowing visitors the chance to make plates, cups, handmade shisa (Okinawan lions), and more. Visitors can also observe the creation process.

    工場見学や陶芸体験ができる他、やちむんカフェ群青が併設されていて食事も楽しむことができます。読谷のやちむんの里の側ですが少し距離があるので車で移動が必要。

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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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