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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

1919-1 Tancha, Onna Village
Tel: 098-966-8711

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.

Blue Cave

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.


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.


Sunmarina Beach (Sunmarina Hotel)

66-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village
Tel: 098-965-2222
Admission: Free

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.


Cape Maeda

One of the best snorkeling and diving spots on the island. After following a path down to the water, you can enjoy snorkeling and observe various tropical fish, the inhabitants of the coral reefs. A popular spot for watching the sunset as well.


Cape Maeda Park

Paid parking hours: November-February 7:00-17:30; March 7:00-18:00; April-May, October 7:00-18:30; June-September 7:00-19:00
*Parking and other facilities at the site are closed on Jan. 1.

Parking, restrooms, shower facilities and coin-operated lockers are available at the park. There is also a small eatery serving light meals.

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Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort

1550-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village

Tel: 098-993-7111

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Spa Resort Exes

2592-40 Nakama Yashihara, Onna Village
Tel: 098-967-7500

Category: Resorts & hotels

Features: Outdoor pool, indoor pool,ocean view, resort
Price range: Luxury