Where to visit, from must-see regions to remote islands
The islands of Okinawa are as diverse as they are plentiful, stretching from the main island in the north to Ishigaki and beyond in the south. There are 160 islands large and small, inhabited and uninhabited. Authentic Okinawan experiences await, with cultural treasures, outdoor adventure, and world-class diving just some of the draws. Choose the perfect destination for your unforgettable Okinawa experience.
Okinawa Main Island
Beaches, national parks, luxury vacation rentals, heritage sites, and leading attractions, the main island has it all. Explore historic sites in the south, shop and dine in Naha and Chatan, connect with nature in the north.
Kume Island has beautiful beaches and a lush, mountainous interior, with protected wetlands and ancient castle ruins. Head to Hatenohama Beach, a sandbar surrounded by emerald water, for diving and snorkeling.
The Kerama Islands, a group of islands off the coast of the main island, are famous for whale watching in winter. The clear ocean draws divers from around the world to explore the depths of the famous "Kerama blue" waters.
Discover the raw beauty of the Miyako archipelago, eight islands with beautiful white-sand beaches and thriving reefs. A short flight from Naha, the islands offer exhilarating dives, rugged coastlines, and charming fishing villages.
Whether it is your first time to Okinawa or your fifth, these iconic destinations have something for everyone, from family-friendly fun and beachside bliss to active adventure.