From the soft corals and tropical fish around the Kerama islands to the enigmatic rocks near Yonaguni-jima, Okinawa offers a wealth of outstanding diving experiences.
Perhaps the most distinctive of Japan’s wonderful array of castles, this World Heritage-listed re-creation of the Ryūkyū kingdom’s former base is Naha’s crowning glory.
Okinawa Prefecture Peace Memorial Museum
Witness the brutality of the battle for Okinawa during World War II at this well-presented museum.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Get to grips with Okinawa’s diverse sea life without the need to don diving gear at this fabulous aquarium.
Wave goodbye to the day-trippers and watch the stars come out at this tiny, beach-fringed island.
This wild island is an adventure paradise, with great kayaking and trekking opportunities – or just kick back on the serenely beautiful beach at Funauki.