Enjoy the islands the way you want
Experience the raw natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Okinawa, from the castle ruins and heritage sites of the main island to the secluded coves, vibrant reefs, and clear waters of the Kerama and Yaeyama islands. Discover Okinawa at your own pace, island by island, moment by moment.
Okinawa at a Glance
All about Okinawa from the geography, climate, and seasons, to travel basics such as the currency and the language.
Uncover the history of Okinawa including its legacy as the Ryukyu Kingdom, trade with Ming-dynasty China, modernization, and its occupation at the end of World War II.
Explore the heritage of the Ryukyu Kingdom through palatial Shurijo Castle, spiritual sanctuaries, royal gardens, and vast castle ruins.
Discover the traditional culture of the islands through stage performances, street festivals, folk music, and crafts, passed down over the centuries from the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom and before.
Food & Longevity
From Okinawan superfoods and Ryukyuan cuisine to island life and the local mindset, discover Okinawa's insights into long and happy living.
The translucent waters and subtropical forests of Okinawa support healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity. Enjoy breathtaking settings and ecotours on and around the islands.
Find out about Okinawa's best beaches, their facilities, snorkeling opportunities and marine activities, when you can swim, and how to get there.
Okinawa is a diver's paradise with underwater cave systems, thriving coral reefs, shipwreck sites, and marine life from sea turtles and dolphins to manta rays and hammerhead sharks.
With so much to see and do across 160 different islands, deciding what to do is not always easy. Browse recommended trips, new and trending attractions, travel stories and guides. Be inspired by Okinawa.