Okinawa

Travel Guide

Relax on the marvelous beaches and take your kids to the spectacular zoo in this eclectic city in the heart of the island.

As the second-largest commune on its namesake island, Okinawa City is a cultural haven with excellent restaurants and shops. Spectacular beaches adorn the western coastline just outside the city, where you will also find quaint traditional villages. Enjoy the fun and lively atmosphere in this diverse area.

For a glimpse of local culture, visit the Chubunouren Market in the central Sumiyoshi area. Purchase vegetables, fruit and other regional products from vendors. Browse the stalls showcasing a variety of meat in this market, which has fairly low prices.

Travel south to the Okinawa Zoo, which is a children’s wonderland. View about 130 different species of animal and many displays to help your kids learn about nature. Appreciate the serene atmosphere around the zoo’s vast lakes.

Enjoy the island’s hot weather from June to August with a trip to one of the beaches. May is fairly wet and September brings typhoons. Spend an afternoon at Araha Beach for its many resorts, restaurants and activities. Walk along the seaside promenade and play volleyball with friends. Let your kids play on the full-size pirate ship.

Embark on a day trip to Nirai Beach, in the outskirts of the nearby Yomitan Village. Swim in the safe and clean netted area with your kids and get snorkeling gear to explore below the water surface. Watersports are popular here, with water tricycles among the fun items available for rent. Enjoy the views of the imposing boulders and green hills that border the 1,300-foot (400-meter) stretch of white sand.

Travel north to the fascinating Ryukyu Mura for its rides and cultural attractions.

The city stands in the central part of its namesake island, southwest of Japan. Drive north from the island’s capital of Naha, which contains the main airport, for 12 miles (20 kilometers) to get here. Visit nearby cities, such as Uruma, Itoman and Nago.

Okinawa City has many fun activities for children and cultural highlights for adults.

Rycom Crystal Hotel
Rycom Crystal Hotel
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$63 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Located in Yogi, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Aeon Mall Rycom and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Okinawa Arena. Okinawa Zoo & Museum and Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (238 reviews)
"Easy access, with a good location for my needs."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2021

Rycom Crystal Hotel
Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
4 out of 5
2-8-1 Yogi, Okinawa, Okinawa-ken
The price is AU$128 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Yogi, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Okinawa Zoo & Museum and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Chubunouren Market. Sunset Beach is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Amazing customer service."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
HIYAGUN Lanai Resort Okinawa
HIYAGUN Lanai Resort Okinawa
3 out of 5
The price is AU$98 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Hiyagon, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Okinawa Zoo & Museum, Aeon Mall Rycom and Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park. American Village and Sunset ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (80 reviews)
"Spacious and tidy, however GPS cannot locate the property"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2019

HIYAGUN Lanai Resort Okinawa
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Okinawa City Hotel
Okinawa City Hotel
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$59 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Goya, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Koza Music Town, Kadena Air Base and Aeon Mall Rycom. American Village and Sunset Beach are ...
3.8/5 Good! (23 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2019

Okinawa City Hotel
Allstay Goya
Allstay Goya
3 out of 5
The price is AU$63 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Goya, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Koza Music Town, Kadena Air Base and Okinawa Arena. Aeon Mall Rycom is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (60 reviews)
"The location was perfect for me & the amenities were great!"

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2019

Allstay Goya
Allstay CHIBANA
Allstay CHIBANA
3 out of 5
The price is AU$85 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Chibana, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Chubunouren Market, Kadena Air Base and Okinawa Arena. Southeast Botanical Gardens and Koza Music ...
3.9/5 Good! (33 reviews)
高級感のあるマンションの一室
"部屋自体は清潔で快適な空間でした。 アナログの人はチェックインに手こずりますよ!"

Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2021

Allstay CHIBANA
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