Okinawa – Main Island | Travel Guide
While a vacation in Japan is usually not associated with the sun, a blue ocean, and a white beach, in Okinawa you can enjoy just that. Okinawa Main Island is the largest island of the island group, and usually the first stop for those who come here for a holiday. In this travel guide, you will see that there is more to the island than just the beach!
The historical Shuri castle that burned down in 2019 is scheduled to re-open in 2022. The largest aquarium in Japan is in the north of the island, and in Okinawa World, you can learn more about the islands’ history and culture. There are also multiple scenic beauty spots around the island, making it perfect for driving.
Five Fun Day Trip Destinations on Okinawa Main Island
Looking for something else to do besides going to the beach? Check out these fun and active (half) day trips in the central part of Okinawa Main Island!
A Day Trip to Kouri Island and Tataki Waterfall
Are you looking for a cool day trip in Okinawa Main Island that is fun for the whole family? Kouri Island and the Tataki Waterfall are a great combination of action and relaxation with amazing views!
Okinawa World and the Gyokusendo Cave
Normally I am not a fan of theme parks without thrilling rides, but I did have a good time in Okinawa World. Find out what to do in this local theme park in the southern part of Okinawa Main Island.
Forest Adventure Japan : Ziplines and Excitement
Are you looking for another reason to come to subtropical Okinawa? Check out Forest Adventure Onna, one of the most exciting outdoor activities on the island.
Shurijo Castle | Okinawa Travel Guide
Okinawa was an independent kingdom named the Ryukyu Islands from 1429 to 1879, and Shurijo Castle was the seat of this Kingdom for hundreds of years.
Churaumi Aquarium | Okinawa Travel Guide
If you visit Okinawa main island with kids, or you are simply fascinated by the lifeforms from the ocean, the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a must-visit.
Naha | Okinawa Travel Guide
Naha is usually the first place tourists see in Okinawa after touching down in the archipelago. It's a great place to spend a day or 3, so what is there to see and do there?