Busena Marine Park Underwater Observatory: The observatory the sea creatures lying deep under the sea, whether it is sunny or rainy, you will not worry about the effect to your visit.

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There was a glass-bottom boat in Busena Marine Park.
There was a glass-bottom boat in Busena Marine Park.

Busena Marine Park showing marine life and interior views

Busena Marine Park showing marine life and interior views

Busena Marine Park showing marine life and interior views
Busena Marine Park showing marine life and interior views

Address: 1744-1 Kise, Nago 905-0026, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone: +81 980-52-3379

Kouri Island: This island is very close to island of Okinawa, these two islands are connected by a long straight bridge Kouri overlooking the very scenic view. There are three famous beaches: Kouri, Tokei and Tinu, in which Tinu beach has a heart shaped stone called Heart Rock “sprouting” in the middle of the sea, very cute, if you come here, remember to check-in.

Kouri island

bridge Kouri Island
Bridge Kouri Island

Kouri island

Heart Shaped Rocks at Kouri Island
Heart Shaped Rocks at Kouri Island
Heart Shaped Rocks at Kouri Island Picture: Okinawa blog.
Picture: Okinawa blog.

Southern Okinawa

Okinawa World: If you love history, do not miss the Okinawa World Park. This is the most complete repository of the Ryukyu period — the period before Okinawa became a part of Japan. Besides visiting the historical sites, you also experience how to make a glass vase, drink beer — a specialty worth try at here. And another special thing, do not forget to enjoy the Eisa dance. This is the sacred dance of Okinawa Island, which is also the dance that people give to their Gods.

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Eisa Dancers Parade
Eisa Dancers Parade
Gathering of Eisa members during summer in Naha, Okinawa
Gathering of Eisa members during summer in Naha, Okinawa. Picture: Okinawa blog.

Eisa Dancers Parade

Eisa dancers
Eisa dancers. Picture: Okinawa blog.

Address: Japan, 〒901-0616 Okinawa Prefecture, Nanjo, 玉城前川1336
Opening hours: 9AM–6PM
Phone: +81 98-949-7421

Gyokusendo Cave: A must-visit place of Okinawa World Park is Gyokusendo cave over 300,000 years old, with a length of 5 km, is one of the most beautiful caves in the world. There are many stalactites and gems. Each of the stalactite want to lengthen by 1 mm will need 3 years. The cave is planned for a short distance for visitors explore with the system of very beautiful lights, ensuring you will be surprised when you come here. Especially, the cave is so cool in the summer, step inside the cave you will feel like there are several hundred air conditioners are operating at the same time.

Gyokusendo Cave okinawa Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.
Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.

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The 300,000-year-old Gyokusendo Cave at Okinawa World hosts spectacular rock ...
The 300,000-year-old Gyokusendo Cave at Okinawa World hosts spectacular rock … Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.
The always impressive Okinawa World cave.
The always impressive Okinawa World cave.

Address: 1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone: +81 98-949-7421

Chinen Misaki Park: If you want to step directly from the real world into the paintings, please visit Chinen-Misaki Park, very beautiful, extremely beautiful. Walking around in this park, you will be immersed in all corners of the blue color, blue sky, blue of the sea, blue trees, extremely cool eyes. From the park’s observatory, you can see the vast ocean glistening far away. Generally, very romantic and very poetic, with your lover walking together here, you are in paradise.

Chinen-Misaki Park (30 mins)

Chinen-Misaki Park (30 mins)

Chinen-Misaki Park (30 mins)
Picture: Okinawa blog.
Cape Chinen
Cape Chinen. Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.

Chinen-Misaki Park (30 mins)

Address: Japan, 〒901-1511 Okinawa Prefecture, Nanjo, 知念久字手堅523番地
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +81 98-948-4660

Taketomi Island: One of the most popular tourist attractions in Okinawa is Taketomi Island. With beautiful natural scenery, tranquil scenery, not exciting, bustling as in the city, but here still create a unique attraction for tourists. Beside that, you also immerse yourself in the deserted beach and enjoy the delicious food, specialties of Okinawa.

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Hoshinoya Taketomi Resort. Taketomi Island, Okinawa ...
Hoshinoya Taketomi Resort. Taketomi Island, Okinawa. Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.
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Kondoi Beach
Kondoi Coral Beach, Taketomi Island
Kondoi Coral Beach, Taketomi Island

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Taketomi Island (Taketomi-jima)2

Modern Conveyances Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan

Modern Conveyances Taketomi Island, Okinawa, JapanIriomote Island: Situated in the national park is Iriomote Island, which attracts a lot of tourists to visit. When you come here, you will not only have the opportunity to enjoy activities on the beach, enjoy a cool bath, watch the beautiful scenery at sunset, but also enjoy many others exciting activities such as kayaking, surf boarding, fishing … Perhaps for that reasons, Iriomote Island has become a popular attraction in Okinawa that you should not miss.

Funauki, Iriomote island
Funauki, Iriomote island
Funauki Beach, Iriomote Island
Funauki Beach, Iriomote Island

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Mangrove swamp, Iriomote Island, Okinawa
Mangrove swamp, Iriomote Island, Okinawa
Trekking to the Pinai-sara Waterfall on Iriomote Island, Okinawa
Trekking to the Pinai-sara Waterfall on Iriomote Island, Okinawa
The rain brings out the lush greens of Iriomote Island
The rain brings out the lush greens of Iriomote Island
Star Sand Beach (Hoshizuna-no-hama) – Iriomote Island, Japan Iriomote Island is a small island in Okinawa, Japan only accessible by boat.
Star Sand Beach (Hoshizuna-no-hama) – Iriomote Island, Japan Iriomote Island is a small island in Okinawa, Japan only accessible by boat.

Okinawa travel blog: Activities on the beaches in Okinawa

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Blue clear water

Maehama beach, Yoshino beach and sunayama Beach. These three beaches are considered as the most popular tourist destinations in Okinawa which are visited by many domestic and international visitors. With clear blue water, white sand beach stretching on the beach is suitable for swimming and diving. Moreover, you also see the colorful coral reefs color are also great.

Sunayama Beach
Sunayama Beach
Sunayama Beach, in the Northern part of the island. To get there is a path through the plants.
Sunayama Beach, in the Northern part of the island. To get there is a path through the plants.  Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.
Okinawa featuring swimming beach
Okinawa featuring swimming beach
Panari Adası, Okinawa, Japonya
Panari Adası, Okinawa, Japonya. Credit image: Okinawa travel blog.
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The coral reefs in Okinawa
Scuba diving in Okinawa, Japan
Scuba diving in Okinawa, Japan. Picture: Okinawa blog.
Yonaha Maehama Beach, Miyako-jima Island, Okinawa, Japan
Yonaha Maehama Beach, Miyako-jima Island, Okinawa, Japan
Marine activity at Okinawa
Marine activity at Okinawa
Iriomote Island Sea kayaking
Iriomote Island Sea kayaking. Picture: Okinawa blog.

Going to the islands of Okinawa without bathing is very wrong with yourself so much! Okinawa sea in addition to the blue and clean beautiful (certainly), the services here is also the best class!

Okinawa blog: What to eat in Okinawa? Some delicious foods and specialties in Okinawa

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Soba noodles: Considered to be delicious food, tasty and attractive in Okinawa is favorited by a lot of diners. With its simple and unique cooking process, Soba noodles are used primarily from white wheat and cooked with pork, but they create a tasty, delicious flavor that makes it hard for the diners to resist. To add flavor to the dish, they also add scallion, ginger, chili to eat together.

Okinawan Soba Noodles with Pork Belly and Fish Cake

Okinawan Soba Noodles with Pork Belly and Fish Cake
Okinawan Soba Noodles with Pork Belly and Fish Cake
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Okinawa Soba

Mozuku seaweed: If you have the opportunity to visit Okinawa, Japan, you should not miss the dishes with seaweed Mozuku. This is a type of seaweed that is often used to soak in sesame seeds and is used to make a lot of Okinawa’s delicious dishes such as Tempura fried shrimp, Mozuku seaweed soup, Mozuku seaweed noodles …

Marinated mozuku seaweed with cucumber
Marinated mozuku seaweed with cucumber
Mozuku Seaweed and Cucumber Japanese Salad
Mozuku Seaweed and Cucumber Japanese Salad

Marinated mozuku seaweed with cucumber

Awamori rice wine: Alcohol is a popular drink in Japan, but Awamori rice wine is a delicious, very popular here. With a higher concentration of 80%, but the aroma is not so harsh, easy to drink.

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Awamori wine

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