okinawa main island central

Central Okinawa Main Island

Enjoy lively beaches, traditional crafts, and island drives

Whether exploring Okinawan crafts, taking a scenic drive to a series of small islands, or shopping and dining away the hours on the seafront, the diverse central region offers comfort, convenience, and options. Chatan and Koza (in Okinawa City) are the entertainment hubs of the area, with bars and live music in Koza, and popular beaches, shopping, and oceanfront dining in Chatan. Yomitan is the modern home of Okinawan pottery, and has workshops and galleries you can visit. Uruma has farm-fresh food, and is the gateway to a number of small islands with pleasant swimming beaches.

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