2260 Seragaki, Onna Village
1919-1 Tancha, Onna Village
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST; Jonathan Dorfan, president) opened its doors in September 2012 after 11 years of planning to establish a graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa that conducts research and provides education of “best in the world” quality. President Dorfan said at a ceremony welcoming him to the school that “there is no other graduate school in the world that consists of students who have such a diverse scientific and cultural background as far as I know.” With approximately 50 professors, 260 researchers and 170 administrative and support staff in addition to the student body, OIST actively hosts events such as Open Campus and also sends its academics to lecture at local schools. It is expected that OIST will contribute to the development of Onna Village as a place of academic endeavor combined with a wealth of resorts and abundant natural beauty.
Maeda, Onna Village
The Blue Cave has been one of the most popular diving spots on island in recent years. The place offers the extraordinary sight of the entire cave naturally illuminated in blue. The sunlight streaming in from the entrance hits the bottom of the cave through clear seawater, and the reflected light from the water provides a natural illumination to make the cave blue. The cave is located at the base of Cape Maeda, and unaccompanied swimming is dangerous. Most visitors go on a tour guided by a local diving shop or are accompanied by a local guide with knowledge of the geography of the area. Half of the cave is under water, so you must snorkel to enter it.
1550-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village
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.
66-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village
This beach boasts shallow, crystal-clear water in varying shades of blue that has been ranked top grade AA by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. Beach Land is a popular water playground with a variety of fun attractions, such as an eight-meter-long water slide and trampolines.