Most Instagenic Spots In Okinawa Prefecture

Here're most Instagenic spots in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. There're many instagram worthy destinations you can get 'like' in your SNS, such as 'Hamajima' called Phantom Island, and 'Yubu Island' you can ride a water buffalo vehicle. Then, we selected best instagenic spots from 'special places to travel in Okinawa' that were posted in City's Pride by Japanese travelers and the locals in the know.

25 Most Instagenic Spots In Okinawa Prefecture

1Kushibaru Beach

My Figure Reflects On The Seabed! A Tide Pool Appearing Only At Low And Spring Tide

A beach in the westernmost of Akashima Island. At spring tide, during the time of the tide going out most, a big tide pool appears to be a natural pool without any waves. If it's sunny, you can enjoy seeing the reflections of tropical fish on the seabed and beautiful glitter water surface.

2Hamajima, Phantom Island

In Japan?! A Rare Island Floating Between Kohama And Taketomi

This island made from sandy beach appears only the low tide. Pure blue sky, pure white beach and the sea of Yaeyama blue make me moved!! You have to use a tour because there aren't any liners.

3Kabira Bay

The World Of Coral And Tropical Fish! Three Michelin-Starred Sea On A Glass boat

Kabira Bay has an exceptional beauty and won three Michelin-star. Looking through a glass boat, there spreading the coral sea of tropical fish.

4Gahi-jima Island

Away From An Isolated Island, To The Uninhabited Island Of White Sands. The World Fall In Love With Its Sea

An uninhabited island you can go in 5minutes by a ferryboat from Zamami Island. A white sandy beach, emerald shining sea, and a paradise of tropical fish and corals. That's the very thing as its catchphrase 'the sea loved by the world'. Many people from foreign countries visit here, too.

5Aka Beach

Fascinated Once You Meet! The Beach You Can Swim With Wild Turtles

The beach has highest rate of encounter with turtles among the other beaches in Kerama Islands. The locals say big and small nine turtles live here. Keeping in mind that you don't touch and run after too much, then you swim together with them, it'll become unforgettable experiences.

6Starry Sky Of Hateruma

Natural Planetarium! Starry Sky Of Hateruma Island, A Southernmost Island In Japan

A little far from residential areas, you can meet a skyful of stars without any streetlamps. And you must be moved by the stars that you are likely to catch! There're so many stars that you can't distingulish the constellations☆

7Toguchi-no Hama Beach

The White and Smooth Beach on which You can Walk Barefoot and the Clear Water, Like a Paradise

The beautiful beach makes me disbelieve my own eyes. 'Toguchi no Hama' is said to be the most beautiful beach in Irabu Island. So, it's like a paradise with white sand.

8Fusaki Resort Village

The Wave Sound Becomes BGM! The Sunset Seen From The Beach

Fusaki beach is a famous spot to see the sunset. The sunset scenery from the beach and 'Fusaki angel pier' will become your unforgettable memory.

9Yonaha Maehama Beach

Yonaha-maehama Beach, The Best Beach In The East

The most beautiful beach in the East under the huge sky without any obstructions. The nice view of the bridge connecting Kurima-jima Island is also attractive. As the sun shines strongly, the beautiful color of the water appears. But in the off-season, you can enjoy beach combing.

10Hateruma Port

Stunning View Spot In Hateruma Island! Hateruma Blue You Can See From A Breakwater

From the breakwater at Hateruma Port, you can have a whole view of Nishi Beach and breathtaking beautiful ocean spreads in fromt of your eyes. To spend easily on the breakwater and gaze into the ocean is so luxury time I have ever had. You may meet sea turtles♪

11Yubu Island

The Genuine Okinawa's Scenery! Water Buffalo Vehicle Stepping Into The Sea

Yuhu Island locates 400m away from Iriomote Island, and the whole island is a botanical gardens of subtropical plants. The way to cross to this island is a vehicle pulled by water buffalo! It's really healing to cross the sea on the swaying water buffalo vehicle with a sound of shamisen.

12Shimoji Airport 17 End

Like A Road To Heaven. A Beautiful Pier Of Coral Blue

The northern end of an airport for training in Shimoji Island. The beautiful view from here takes our breath away. Once here was famous for the plane touch-and-go, but without that, this wonderful view is worth visiting.

13Blue Cave Irabu Island

A Blue Cave in Irabu Island that is Miraculous Transparency and Leads You to the Fantastic World

There are some blue caves in Japan but one of them in Irabu island is the most transparent. I felt like coming to the fantastic world.

14Chinen Misaki Park

A Scenic Spot In Southern Part Of Okinawa Main Island! The Pacific Ocean Seen From Chinen Misaki Park

Very good location that you can overlook the Pacific Ocean, Komaka Island, Kudaka Island and Katsuren Peninsula! Also nice photo spot. Why don't you drop in while you drive surrounding areas?

15Aka-shima Island

You Can To Meet The Wild Kerama Deer During A Walk! An Island Village Rich In Nature

Kerama deer live in only four islands of Kerama Archipelago and it's a natural treasure of Japan. The island's nature is so rich that you can meet the wild deer suddenly while you just take a walk in the village. Also, on a manhole cover.

16Cave Café ( Valley Of Gangala)

The World Oldest Relic Was Found Here! An Open Café Inside The Ruins Of Limestone Cave In The Old Stone Age

A limestone cave at the gate of the ruin's valley that is closely related with the roots of Japanese. Here is the right spot the world oldest shell hook has just dug out! The sheet for a dig at your feet, and stalactite above your heads. I feel the eternity in the living space of the Old Stone Age with a coffee in my hand, that is so great happiness.

17Triangular Point Of Irabu Island

Irabu Island Has the Blue Superb View Called Ira-Blue

The view spot attracts many people the most in Irablu island. The ocean view called Ira Blue is amazing, and seen only in Irabu island.

18Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

The Artistic Superb View of the Cape Splitting the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea

Higashihenazaki cape is at the boundary between the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea and you can enjoy seeing each landscape. The magnificent ocean view and artistic landscape is one of the best superb view spots.

19West Pier

The Setting Sun Seen From West Pier In Taketomi Island

The nearest island from Ishigaki is Taketomi. Located in the west side of the island, West Pier (Nishi Sambashi) is a popular spot to see the beautiful sunset! Only people who stay in the island can see this ever-changing scenery.

20Barasu Island

Barasu Island Made Up Of Coral Pieces Floating Between Iriomote & Hatoma Island

Floating gently across the Yaeyama Blue ocean, Barasu Island is made up of coral pieces. With every incoming waves, the pieces of coral play comfortable clacking sounds. You can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in this very clear seawater!

21Aharen Beach

A Paradise You Can Go On One-day Trip From Naha! Aharen Beach In Tokashiki Island

The sea of clearness beyond compare is praised as the No.1 in Okinawa and called Kerama Blue. The contrast between the sea and as long as 800 meters white and arched beach is very beautiful and just like paradise! You can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the sea with coral spreading.

22Moubina (Mouzaki) Beach

Coral All Over The Surface! A Beach Like A Secret Place You Can Spend Leisurely

Mouzaki seashore, at the west of Hateruma Island, is a quiet beach like a secret place. There spreading not sands but coral, and it's called 'a hill of coral'.

23Taketomi Island

Enjoy Walking Around Taketomi Island Without Hurry

Taketomi Island's time passes slowly. Traditional red tiles, cute Shisa, coral fences and white sand street… All of them makes us happy! You can also find many photogenic places with flowers all the year around.

24Umikaji Terrace

A Romantic Spot You Can Eat Okinawa Foods

Located on Senaga-jima Island, Umikaji Terrace has many shops containing Okinawa food restaurants like Okinawa Soba Noodle and Sata andagi (sweet deep-fried buns of dough). Anyway, Orion Beer to drink in front of the sea tastes wonderful.

25Shuri Castle

A Deep Red World Heritage

Ryukyu Kingdom's symbolic building. Its deep red gives a strong impression against the background of the blue sky in Okinawa. You must-see spot in Okinawa.

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