Nanjo City is affectionately known as “heart town” because of its unique shape, best seen from the air. Besides the popular Seifa Utaki, one of the top tourist destinations in Okinawa, Nanjo City offers a wide variety of places of interest, including Okinawa World, Gyokusendo (limestone cave) and Azama Sun-Sun Beach, to name a few. In addition, Hyakuna Gran, The Yuinchi Hotel Nanjo and more accommodation options are available. Located off the coast of Nanjo City is Komaka Island — a small, uninhabited island ringed by beautiful white sand and having a circumference of 800 meters. You can take a ferry to Komaka and also to Kudaka Island from the Chinen Ocean Leisure Center, located right next to Azama Suunsun Beach.
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Seifa Utaki is believed to have been the supreme sacred place in the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Specialties of Nanjo City