All Attractions in Okinawa Prefecture

Attractions including all the main points of interest, tourist highlights and things to do in.

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    Shikinaen Garden

    Shikinaen Garden was part of the Shuri Castle complex, however today the grounds of Shuri Castle have been reduced, leaving the Shikinaen Garden 1.5km from the center of Shuri Castle. Shikinaen Garden is in the outer suburbs of Naha on the main island of Naha Okinawa and a World Heritage Read more [...]

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    Shuri Castle

    Shuri Castle in Shuri Okinawa and is a World Heritage Site. Shuri Castle is a gusuku (Okinawa) style Japanese Castle which dates back to the 14th century, and was constructed by the Ryukyu kingdom. Shuri Castle contained the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom. In 1945 the castle was almost completely Read more [...]

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    Seifa-utaki Shrine

    Seifa-utaki Shrine is the most sacred site in Okinawa and a World Heritage Site. Seifa-utaki Shrine consists of some striking natural rock formations including an arch formed between two massive rocks, caves and rock outcrops high above the sea. There were several buildings on the site, but these have been Read more [...]

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    Ryukyu Mura

    Ryukyu Mura is a living recreation of a traditional Okinawa village, featuring actual Ryukyan houses that have been relocated from all over the islands of Okinawa Prefecture. Ryukyu Mura features performances of traditional Okinawa dance and music, along with traditional Okinawa crafts produced using original methods and tools.

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    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is famous for its massive main tank which holds 7,500 cubic metres of water and features panel 8.2×22.5 metres. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium features tropical fish, over 80 spies of coral, sharks, including the massive whale shark and manta ray.

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    Manza Beach

    Manza Beach is a white sand beach on part of a peninsula which extends out from the west coast of the main island of Okinawa. The 300 metre long Manza Beach is dominated by the multi story ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort located at its western end.

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    Kokusai Dori

    Kokusai Dori is the main shopping precinct in Naha, with souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants and fashion boutiques along both sides. Historically Kokusai Dori was known as “The Miracle Mile” because of its rapid recovery after World War II.

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    Manazamo is a place of scenic beauty on the main island of Okinawa, where there is a contrast of three colors: the green of the grass on top of the bluff, the grey of the rocks and the blue of the sea. Manazamo is best seen on a bright sunny Read more [...]

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    Ikei Beach

    Ikei Beach is small picturesque swimming beach on the small Okinawa island of Ikei Island. Ikei Beach features beautiful clear water, green surrounding vegetation and white sand.

  • Gokokuji Temple

    Gokokuji Temple is a Buddhist temple which was founded in 1367 in what is now Naha Okinawa. Gokokuji Temple was a major temple of Chuzan Kingdom and the Ryukyu Kingdom, but was also later associated with the Christian missionary Dr Bernard Bettelheim and Commodore Matthew Perry in 1853 to 1854.