Hedo, Kunigami Village
1605 Okuma, Kunigami Village
Hours: 9:00-18:00 / Open
The Kaichu-doro -- an inter-island causeway that cuts through the shallow water between the main island of Okinawa and Henza Island --- is a popular choice for a scenic drive. A roadside park situated at the midpoint of the causeway has a concrete shoreline and a park area with a lush lawn and benches, making it an ideal place for picnics.
It takes about 90 minutes by car from Naha Airport to Ikei Island, the outermost of the three islands. The color of the ocean is beautiful, especially around Ikei Ohashi Bridge, and the landscape is stunning. There are two pleasant beaches here: Ikei Beach, with lockers, a shop and a restaurant, and the natural Odomari Beach.
Murasaki Mura is home to the International Karate Study Center, where visitors can try their empty hand at karate. Typical classes, available in both Japanese and English, are one hour long, although extended sessions are possible. Book a lesson in advance and experience traditional Okinawan karate.
Admission: ¥2,575 / person (¥1,620 / person with 5 participants or more)
*1-20 participants can be accommodated at one time
4-19 Nishizaki-cho, Itoman City
The Fish Center on the Itoman Roadside Station premises sells the catch of the day and accompanying items. Priced between ¥200 and ¥500, offerings include sashimi, sushi, shrimp or octopus skewers, scallops and lobster with sea urchin sauce.
16-2 Mihama, Chatan Town
The Chatan Town Tourist Information Center is dedicated to providing visitors with information on sightseeing spots in Chatan, local events and festivals. In addition, the town's specialty products and souvenir items are on display and for sale at the center. The center also offers a baggage storage room, tablet devices for searching local venues and a barrier-free washroom
1-493 Miyagi, Chatan
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00; Sat-Sun 09:00-17:00
2-1 Tondocho, Naha City
Ocean liners to Kagoshima, Hakata and other cities in Kyushu and the Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, Okinoerabu, Yoron, Miyako and Ishigaki islands depart from and arrive at Naha Port. The large Moby Dick dining vessel and the Orca underwater sightseeing cruise operate from the port, too.