Best Tourist Spots In Okinawa

Here're best Tourist Spots in Okinawa. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Okinawa.

Review Ranking

1

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:By express ferry, 10 min from Ishigaki Port Rito Terminal in Ishigaki Island.

Top Review: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.◎Izumiya with lovely arch of Bougainvillea is an inn! Access to Taketomi: 10~15 min by ferry from Ishigaki Port. 1150yen for a round-trip.

2

Kabira Bay

14 Review

Address:934 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:By bus, 40 min from Ishigaki Airport. By car, 35 min from Ishigaki Airport or 30 min from Ishigaki Port.

Top Review:Nameless Beach, But The Most Transparent In Ishigaki Island

The opposite side of famous Kabira Bay. It's a beach known to only people in the know. It has the most transparent sea water in Ishigaki Island, and also many spots that make us want to take photos. This is where I always visit if the weather is fine.

3

Address:Yonaha Shimoji, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport.

Top Review: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.

4

Address:Taketomi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:20 min walk from Taketomi Port

Top Review: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.◎To go to Taketomi Island to Ishigaki Port (Terminal for isolated islands), use An'ei Kanko's reguler express ferry /10~15min /round-trip 1150yen

5

Address:1727 Sawada Irabu, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 32min from Miyako Airport, 20min from Sarahama Airport

Top Review: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.

6

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:30 min by ferry, from Ishigaki Island

Top Review: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.

7

Kondoi Beach

8 Review

Address:Taketomi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:From Taketomi Port, 6 min by bus or 25 min on foot.

Top Review:A Relaxing Beach In Taketomi Island

Kondoi Beach is located at Taketomi Island, and nice place for sea bathing. Walking sallow beach to the offing, a little sandy beach appeared and I could take this photo. I felt relaxed in the sea all around me.

8

Address:Ikemasoe Irabuaza, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 30min from Miyako Airport, 7min from Sarahama Airport.

Top Review: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.

9

Address:1141-3 Azama Chinen, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa

Access:50 min by car from Naha Airport.

Top Review:Beautiful Blue Ocean And A Lovely Heart Excellent For Photo♥️

I stopped by this beach on my way to Kudaka Island. The heart shaped sign in front of the clear blue ocean is amazingly lovely and you can take excellent photos.

10

Address:1352−16 Irabu Irabu-cho, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 25min from Miyako Airport, 10min from Sarahama Airport. Bus: get off at 'Dakifuga', then walk 10min.

Top Review: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.

11

Nishi Beach

7 Review

Address:Hateruma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:10min walk from Hateruma Port

Top Review:The Most Beautiful Beach In Okinawa! An Emerald Green Beach

The island where ordinary people can go and which locates in the southernmost in Japan is Hateruma Island in Okinawa. Nishi beach is in northwest of the island and the most beautiful beach in Japan. Many people come to the island for the beach every year.

12

Hirakubosaki

4 Review

Address:Hirakubo, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:60 min by car from Shin Ishigaki Airport

Top Review:So Beautiful Ocean In The Northernmost Of Ishigaki Island

Hirakubozaki is a northernmost point of Ishigaki Island, and a lighthouse stands at the tip. The ocean over the point is indescribably beautiful, and the emerald green spreading to far away is worth seeing once in your life.

13

Address:Miyakojima Island, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Top Review:Sunflower Field In Miyakojima

On Miyakojima, sunflower seeds are sown and grown in fields where sugar cane has been harvested, which may fertilize the soil in the fields. The sugar cane field is quite wide, and by sowing seeds, a sunflower field appears and disappears, and it can be seen in various places every year. If you happen to see it, you may be really lucky.

14

Mount Nosoko

4 Review

Address:Nosoko, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:60 min by car from Shin Ishigaki Airport, then 20 min walk from the parking area.

Top Review:Panoramic Landscape Of Ishigaki Island From Mount Nosoko Observatory

The landscape seen from the Mount Nosoko (Nosoko Maapee) is extremely beautiful in Ishigaki Island. What is more, you can access by car to the halfway, then walk up only 20min to the top. Such easy mountain climb is one of the attraction of this spot.◎You need 40min for the mountain climb, but 20min from a parking area in Nosoko Forest Road.

15

Address:Hateruma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:A little far away from residential areas with less lights.

Top Review: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☆◎Access: from Ishigaki port to Hateruma Port, you can use Anei Kanko Tour/ Regular High Speed Boat 60-80 min. ¥5870 for a round trip.

16

Address:Hiraranikadori, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:15 min by car, from Miyako Airport

Top Review:The Most Exciting Moment When See the Sea

The cobalt blue sea and white sand that you can see when you cross the sandy mountains. ⁡ It's a small beach, but the contrast between the blue sea and the white sand is beautiful, and when I walked barefoot on the beach, the fine white sand was smooth and the soles of my feet were very comfortable.

17

Address:Gusukubeazabora, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:30 min by car, from Miyako Airport

Top Review: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.

18

Address:401 Hateruma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:60min by express ferry from Ishigaki Island

Top Review:So Beautiful Marble! Great View From Tetrapods! Hateruma Blue

19

Address:Kumejima-cho, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

Access:30 min by ferryboat from Kume-jima Island. Pacage tour will be the best way to Hate-no Hama Beach.

Top Review:Ocean All Of Your Sight! Hatenohama Island With Only White Beach

Accessible from Kumejima Island by boat, an island with only white sandy beach is called Hatenohama. Correctly, there're three such islands, and you can see the emerald ocean and white sandy beach in all af your sight from the farthest one. Enjoy the sea of Okinawa to your heart content! By the way, they're so moving from the airplane.◎You need to take part in the tour to Hatenohama. If you want to look it from airplane, ride a plane to Miyako-jima Island, and take right side seats. But as the route and the weather, you may not be able to look it.

20

Address:Minnashima Sesoko Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

Access:15 min by express ferry from Toguchi Port

Top Review:Minna Island Surrounded By Coral Leave. 15 Minutes By High Speed Boat From Okinawa Main Island!

The north of Okinawa, 1.5km ahead from Toguchi Port. Minna-jima Island is popular as a island you can make a day trip. Although it takes only 15minutes by high speed boat, that's like an isolated island! The sea clearness and beauty are special!

21

Sugar Road

3 Review

Address:Sugar Road, Kohama, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:5min by car from Kohama Port.

Top Review:Selected As A Location Of TV Drama! A Sugar Cane Street

Located at Kohamajima Island, Sugar Road is a straight road going through the sugar cane fields. It's so beautiful that it's been used as a location for TV dramas. Also, it's a very refreshing place to only ride a bicycle and go down the road.◎You can see the grown and tall sugar canes from summer to autumn at the both sides of the road.

22

Yubu Island

3 Review

Address:Komi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:15 min from Iriomote Island Water Buffalo Platform, by a water buffalo wagon. Or, you can walk across from Iriomote Island to Yubu Island.

Tel:0980-85-5470

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review: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.

23

Address:1241 Ginama Kunigami-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

Access:120 min by car from Naha Airport

Hours:9:30-16:30

Top Review:Spiritual Power Spot! Daisekirinzan, Sanctuaries Of Ryukyu Myths

A spiritual power spot in Okinawa where the Ryukyu myths are still alive. Located such a place, and you can visit some sanctuaries by just walking along the path with a guide. Rising rock mountain, an observatory above the sea…although you are unbelieving, must feel something strong!◎No holidays Open: 9:00-17:00 (Oct-Mar 16:00) Barrier-free course for wheelchairs Entrance Fee: adult ¥820 check out HP for child and discounts

24

Iguana Rock

3 Review

Address:Irabu, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:30 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport

Top Review:Most Impressive Scenery In Japan

Iguana Rock is a very scenic place in Irabu Island. I never lose interest in this scenery even I have been here many times. I want to take a deep breath. I'm sure, this is the most impressive scenery that makes us feel great nature.

25

Address:Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

Access:20 min walk from Zamami Port

Top Review:The Perfect Milky Way Of Zamami Island

Zamami Island is located 50 min by express ferry from Okinawa main island! I aimed for new moon and took pictures of starry sky. Please enjoy the innumerable stars in complete darkness which is possible for only isolated islands. You can find many shooting stars, too.

26

Heart Rock

3 Review

Address:Ikema Hirara, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:By car or taxi, 30 min from Ikema Island

Top Review:Heart Shaped Rock Calling Happiness In Ikema Island

It's a mysterious spot with a heart-shaped coral reef that had swelled and eroded for long ages. The beautiful ocean in front of your eyes, why don't you wish for happiness?

27

Address:1742-1 Irabu Sawada, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 35min from Miyako Airport, 20min from Sarahama Airport

Top Review:Mysterious Blue Of Two Ponds Connected With The Open Sea By The Underground Cave

Tori-ike Pond is said to have been formed by erosion the limestone cave by rain and waves. Both these ponds are connected by the underground tunnel, and this spot is popular among divers. The sea side pond links with the open sea. Its beep color seems to shallow us up and fascinates tourists.◎5 minutes walk from the free parking lot takes you to the pond.

28

Address:554, Fukai, Ishigakijima-Island, Okinawa, Japan

Access:15 min by car, from Ishigaki Airport

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Road with Palm Trees

A road with large palm trees. It's an Instagram-worthy spot on Ishigaki Island, which is wonderful no matter where you take it.

29

Address:1 Hatoma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:Just near Hatoma Port

Top Review:Hatoma-jima Island Time With Relaxing Clear Blue Sea

Hatoma-jima Island is famous as a location of Japanese TV series 'Ruri-no Shima (Sapphire Island), and has beautiful sea around it. I was very moved with much more beautiful sea than that of other islands of Okinawa.◎Hatoma Island is small that you can walk around. There're no remarkable tourist spots, you can enjoy the slow island time leisurely.

30

Address:Gusukube, Miyakojima, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa, Japan

Access:18 min by car, from Miyako Airport

Top Review:Powerful Cliffs

Looking up at the cliff from below, it was very dynamic. It was so powerful that I thought if it collapsed. The promenade is well maintained and it is easy to go sightseeing. This is one of the spots you should definitely stop by when sightseeing in Miyakojima.

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Yaeyama-gun

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:By express ferry, 10 min from Ishigaki Port Rito Terminal in Ishigaki Island.

Top Review: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.◎Izumiya with lovely arch of Bougainvillea is an inn! Access to Taketomi: 10~15 min by ferry from Ishigaki Port. 1150yen for a round-trip.

Naha-shi

Shuri Castle

1 Review

Address:1-2 Surikinjo-cho, Naha-shi, Okinawa

Tel:098-886-2020

Hours:8:00-20:30

Top Review: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.

Kunigami-gun

Address:1241 Ginama Kunigami-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

Access:120 min by car from Naha Airport

Hours:9:30-16:30

Top Review:Spiritual Power Spot! Daisekirinzan, Sanctuaries Of Ryukyu Myths

A spiritual power spot in Okinawa where the Ryukyu myths are still alive. Located such a place, and you can visit some sanctuaries by just walking along the path with a guide. Rising rock mountain, an observatory above the sea…although you are unbelieving, must feel something strong!◎No holidays Open: 9:00-17:00 (Oct-Mar 16:00) Barrier-free course for wheelchairs Entrance Fee: adult ¥820 check out HP for child and discounts

Nanjo-shi

Address:1141-3 Azama Chinen, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa

Access:50 min by car from Naha Airport.

Top Review:Beautiful Blue Ocean And A Lovely Heart Excellent For Photo♥️

I stopped by this beach on my way to Kudaka Island. The heart shaped sign in front of the clear blue ocean is amazingly lovely and you can take excellent photos.

Tomigusuku-shi

Address:174-6 Senaga, Tomigusuku-shi, Okinawa

Tel:098-851-7446

Hours:10:00-21:00

Top Review: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.◎Access: 10min by car from Naha Airport Free shuttle bus available from Akamine Station and Palette Kumoji

Shimajiri-gun

Address:Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

Access:20 min walk from Zamami Port

Top Review:The Perfect Milky Way Of Zamami Island

Zamami Island is located 50 min by express ferry from Okinawa main island! I aimed for new moon and took pictures of starry sky. Please enjoy the innumerable stars in complete darkness which is possible for only isolated islands. You can find many shooting stars, too.

Uruma-shi

Address:3908 Katsuen Haebaru, Uruma-shi, Okinawa

Access:90 min by car form Naha Airport

Tel:098-978-7373

Top Review:Breathtaking Panoramic View From The World Heritage

Even its decent figure standing on the mountain top is nice, the superb view from the 100meters high fascinates the traveler's hearts more than anything. In the castle site, you can enjoy virtual trip going back 600 years.

Miyakojima-shi

Address:Yonaha Shimoji, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport.

Top Review: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.

Ishigaki-shi

Kabira Bay

14 Review

Address:934 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:By bus, 40 min from Ishigaki Airport. By car, 35 min from Ishigaki Airport or 30 min from Ishigaki Port.

Top Review:Nameless Beach, But The Most Transparent In Ishigaki Island

The opposite side of famous Kabira Bay. It's a beach known to only people in the know. It has the most transparent sea water in Ishigaki Island, and also many spots that make us want to take photos. This is where I always visit if the weather is fine.

Nakagami-gun

Gala Aoiumi

1 Review

Address:915 Aza Takashiho Yomitanson, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa

Tel:098-958-3940

Hours:9:00-21:00

Top Review:A Superb Scenery Of The Cobalt Blue Sky And The Huge Sea

Okinawa has the cobalt blue sky and the sea that you can't believe them in Japan. Television crews often visit here.

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