Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide

Tropical Dream Center

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 0980-48-3624
Hours: October-February 8:30-17:30 (Last entry 17:00); March-September 8:30-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Admission: 690 yen for adults, 350 yen for elementary and junior high school students, free for children under 6.

Featuring over 2,000 orchids displayed throughout the year in three separate greenhouses. A 50 percent entrance fee discount is offered to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket holders.


Mibaru Beach

1599-6 Hyakuna, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City
Tel: 098-948-1103


Tropical Beach

4-2-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City
Tel: 098-897-2759

This is an urban-style beach with shallow water located right next to the Okinawa Convention Center. Tropical Beach is popular among locals and tourists alike, and it gets crowded with people relaxing or enjoying a BBQ on weekends. From the beach, you can take in a magnificent view of the sunset.


Toyosaki Chura Sun Beach

5-1 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City
Tel: 098-850-1139

Located 15 minutes on foot from Naha Airport, at the end of a pine tree-lined road, the beach offers a full day of fun with a variety of facilities, including beach volleyball and soccer areas, basketball courts and spacious playing fields.


Toguchi Beach

228 Toguchi, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-982-8877

This 200-meter-long natural beach is a famous spot for watching the sunset. Located in Yomitan Village, just next to Tomarigusuku Park with recreational equipment for kids, Toguchi Beach is always crowded with local families.
*Jellyfish protection net not available.


Diamond Beach

100 Seragaki, Onna Village
Tel: 098-966-1280

This is a quiet, secluded beach located just behind the Onna branch of the Okashigoten sweets shop. The beach is recommended for those looking for a relaxing beach experience.


Tiger Beach

1550-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village
Tel: 098-993-7111

Sitting right in front of Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort and immediately next to Fuchaku Beach, Tiger Beach is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty with its stretch of pure white sand. While many of the beaches in Onna's resort area are privately owned by hotels and resorts, this beach provides an accessible and comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Together with the adjacent Fuchaku Beach, Tiger Beach is well liked by locals and is often filled with people looking to enjoy the sunset in tranquil surroundings. Fuchaku Beach, on the other hand, is a popular spot for walking the dog.


Ishikawa Beach

Ishizaki, Ishikawa, Uruma City

This is a public beach situated on the eastern coast of Okinawa, just next to the Ishikawa Sports Park. From the gazebos built on the beach, you can look out over the large expanse of Kin Bay. Surrounded by lush trees providing some welcome shade, the beach is a popular spot for picnics.

Kaichu-doro Beach

4 Yonashiroyahira, Uruma City

The route from the Katsuren Peninsula to Ikei Island, including the 4.7-kilometer-long 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.


Kouri Beach

Kouri, Nakijin Village

This beach is located on your right as you arrive on Kouri Island via the Kouri Bridge. Although the beach may not be the best snorkeling spot on the island, with its shallow, crystal-clear water and sandy bottom it provides a safe swimming experience for everyone, including children. Rental services for snorkeling equipment and beach parasols, a shop, restrooms and shower facilities are available.


Araha Beach

2-21 Chatan, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-926-2680

This is an 800-meter-long beach popular among locals and the international crowd. The beach is part of Araha Park, which also contains 3-on-3 basketball courts and playground equipment. A wide variety of water-based activities are available.


Busena Beach (The Busena Terrace)

1808 Kise, Nago City
Tel: 0980-51-1333
Admission: 2,000 yen (Price include free access to the shower facility.)

Located on the premises of The Busena Terrace, a luxury resort that sits on Cape Busena, is a beautiful 760-meter-long beach with a vast expanse of pure white sand. Palm trees surrounding the beach give it a tropical resort atmosphere.