Top attractions in Okinawa
Our most recommended things to do in Okinawa
1. Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour
Explore the lush mangrove forests of the Miyara River on this 2-hour kayaking trip. Kayak up and down the Miyara River and see for yourself why the forest has been designated a national monument. All ages and skill levels will enjoy this tranquil paddle through the beautiful natural landscapes on Ishigaki Island. Your instructor will give you the freedom to explore while ensuring your group stays safe.
2. Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay
Discover everything the beautiful wild coast of Ishigaki has to offer on a guided, 6-hour kayaking and snorkel trip in Kabira Bay and Blue lagoon. Choose pickup from your hotel or head to the meeting point to embark on a thrilling adventure on one of Japan's most popular resort islands. Begin with a visit to Kabira Bay, awarded 3 stars from the Michelin Green Guide for its crystalline waters, white sandy beaches, and a string of small islands just off the coast. After kayaking, tuck into a lunch of local food. After refueling on traditional cuisine, head to the Blue Cave and explore it by snorkeling. Then enjoy dropoff back at your hotel or meeting point.
3. Nago Pineapple Park Admission Ticket
Hop on an automatic cart decorated as pineapple as you explore the park. Ascend and walk along the elevated promenade that runs through the jungle of tropical plants and admire their fruits not only from the ground but also from the air. Learn about the history of Okinawan pineapples from informational material along the way. Visit all the exciting areas of the park such as the botanical garden, Dinosaur Adventure, pineapple winery and jam factory as well as the PineappleSL to see mega-sized animals and insects. Taste unique food made out of pineapples like ice creme, parfaits, and pies.
4. Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour
Have fun kayaking amongst the mangroves on the Hija River. Appreciate the natural beauty and spot different plants and creatures living here in the rare ecosystem. As the river is calm, the kayak tour can be enjoyed by the whole family and all experience levels. The Hija River is just a few minutes drive from Route 58 in Kadena Town on Okinawa Island. Check in with the local partner, change into your swimsuit, and receive kayak instructions. Your guide will teach you how to paddle and introduce you to the living creatures you may encounter on the tour. Start kayaking through the mangroves. After listening to the guide's instructions, enjoy exploring the mangroves on your kayak as you look at the plants, rare birds, and small living creatures living in this unique environment for around 1 hour. After the tour you can change at the shop.
5. Tokashiki Island: Day Tour by High Speed Boat
Enjoy a round-trip high-speed boat ride between Okinawa Island and Tokashiki Island. Swim in and admire the beautiful blue sea. Depart for Tokashiki Island from Naha at 9:00 AM and enjoy a 35-minutes cruise. After arriving at Tokashiki Port at 9:35 AM, a transfer service will be provided to take you to Aharen Beach from Tokashiki Port. Discover the bigger beach of the island's two main beaches, located in the south part of the island. Relax on the white sand shores and enjoy waters that are separated into swimming and snorkeling zones. Beach huts, restaurants, toilet and shower facilities will be at your disposal. Enjoy a refreshing swim, take a walk to explore and feel the tropical mood. Transfer from Aharen beach to Tokashiki port when going back to Naha by high-speed boat. Take the opportunity to shop at a local souvenir shop, before arriving at Tomari port (Tomarin) to finish the ...
6. Okinawa: 2-Hour Fishing Boat Tour
After meeting at Kadena fishing port, you will be taken by boat to your fishing spot, about 15 minutes from the port. Enjoy beautiful views of the Okinawa ocean while leaving the port. Once you arrive at the fishing point, you will be instructed on how to fish and how to use the gear to reel in a fish. Then it is time to start fishing. After a peaceful time fishing, you will head back to the port. You can have the fish you caught prepared at a local restaurant if you choose the add-on at the checkout page.
7. Okinawa World Admission Ticket
Spend a day Okinawa world and explore the island's Ryukyu heritage by watching the traditional Eisa Dance, visiting the Ryukyu style houses, exploring the culture center, and enjoying one of the many local meals. Visit the Habu snake park and museum, explore the Nanto Brewery for local beer and liquor, or simply draw your own traditional Okinawa craft at Craftvillage. Discover the limestone cave Gyokusendo, the largest cave in Okinawa spreading across 3 kilometers beneath the ground. Choose from either a day pass that includes all areas of the park or opt for the option that only provides access to Gyokusendo Cave and Craftvillage.
8. Okinawa: Full-Day Bus Tour to Yanbaru National Park
Explore popular spots in the northern part of Okinawa and enjoy the beautiful nature of the Yanbaru area. Take a guided walk in the Higashi-son Fureai Hirugi Park. Observe wildlife species like the Okinawa rail. Listen to commentary at every stop on the tour with an audio guide. Visit the Yanbaru Forest Visitor Center Dome Theater. Watch videos projected onto the 360-degree dome-shaped screen on the ceiling. Get introduced to spots in Yanbaru that are not covered on the tour. Have lunch at the Fisherman's Dining in Kunigami Village. Feast on a set meal of sashimi and fried fish . Observe the beautiful ocean from the observatory at Cape Hedo, the northern tip of the island. Hike in the rich nature of Yanbaru National Park and Daisekirinsan. Marvel at the unique tropical plants and rocks. If you are lucky, you can spot the Okinawa rail, a nationally protected species. Meet an Okinawa ra...
9. Okinawa: Bar Hopping Tour in Naha
Have a fantastic experience trying out local food and drinks in Okinawa. Visit 3 bars and taste unique drinks only available in the city. Join your local expert guide and listen to the stories that can be shared about the local food and drinking culture. Local food will be arranged based on your food preference so please let the tour guide know what kind of food you would like to eat.
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What people are saying about Okinawa
the best tour to explore the UNESCO sites Iriomote island in half day! We spent time cruising the mangrove forest with kayak and stand up paddle and watch the waterfall and the 3 natural limestone cave. we were lucky to see the endangered Crested serpent eagle in the beginning of the tour! The guide Tomo kun was so knowledgeable about all the mangroves, flowers and animals of the island, he was also helpful and nice tour guiding with family with small child. Also he took the most beautiful pictures we couldn’t take with our phones making our day memorable one Definitely worth visiting the island if you are into the beauty of the nature and animals!
This was such an amazing experience for me and my partner (both first time scuba divers). Once we arrived at the snorkel/scuba diving site and began, there were so many beautiful things to see in the ocean. We enjoyed the scuba diving so much that we couldn't pass up purchasing a second dive. The instructors were very kind and helpful.
It was a super cool activity From start to finish, very well attended by everyone I recommend it to everyone
Everything was organized and well planned. Thanks for a great time!
This is was an amazing trip! Everything is taken care of!