With its location in the middle of the East China Sea, it’s no surprise that water sports and beach activities are popular among tourists to Okinawa. The island offers endless outdoor options including scuba diving, snorkelling, and offshore fishing. Or check out the Southeast Botanical Gardens; it is a relaxing way to see the exotic local flora and the children’s zoo allows kids to get close and personal with the island’s animal residents.
1-9-32 Tsuboya, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, 902-0065, Japan
The emotional home of pottery in Okinawa is Tsuboya, and that is where, unsurprisingly, Okinawa's best pottery museum is located.
1 Chome-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 903-0815, Japan
If you choose to visit only a single historic site in Okinawa, this is the one you should choose.
3 Chome-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 900-0006, Japan
The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum opened in 2007 with the aim of providing visitors with a space to learn about Okinawan art, folklife, history, and natural history.
424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture 905-0206, Japan
The park was opened up in 2002 and had by 2010 managed to attract over 20 million visitors.
2F, 3-2-10 Makishi, Naha 900-0013, Okinawa Prefecture
The Naha City Traditional Arts & Crafts Center is the perfect place to not only learn about the history of the Okinawa but also the nuances of the local traditional arts and crafts.