ChuLa-U Onsen, Chatan Okinawa

Finding an Onsen ( hot spring) in Okinawa is a wonderful thing and this onsen located right on Sunset beach has all of the amenities plus a few wonderful extras. Set up as a swimming pool spa the facility is divided into an outdoor area and an indoor area.

At the co-ed outdoor area swimming suits are needed. Chula-U's swimming pools use natural spring water famous for its health benefits such as regaining energy and relief from joint pain, arthritis, and fatigue. There are 3 pools; a large one, a shallow one for children and another that is not so deep. There are also lounge chairs scattered around the pools and direct access to Sunset beach. During the winter, only the warm pool is open.

Heading to the indoor area you will find the segregated men and women’s bath area. Here everyone gets naked and in Japan it is customary to first shower before bathing, Chula-U provides shampoo and body soap at each shower. After cleaning up you can jump into any of the baths or head back outdoors to the segregated bathing area and soak all your worries away. Also located in the bathing area is a sauna where you can work up a good sweat just in case you haven’t done that enough in Okinawa’s heat .

When you are all pruned and ready to head home don’t forget to offer the tasty treat of the dead skin on your feet to the doctor fish living in the small pool in the entrance way. Simply stick your feet in the water and let them nibble away. It’s an interesting experience that should be tried at least once so you have a good story to tell.

Unfortunately people with tattoos will not be admitted as is quite standard in Japan.

Adult Child Toddler (1-3 Y) Senior citizen
Weekday(10:00~18:00) ¥1,000 ¥700 ¥300 ¥1,000
Weekday(18:00~22:00) ¥1,300 ¥700 ¥300 ¥1,000
Sat. Sun. & Holidays (10:00~22:00) ¥1,300 ¥700 ¥300 ¥1,000

The prices include body soap, shampoo, conditioner, q-tips, razors, tooth brushes, lotion, hair brush, and face wash. Swimming suits and towels are available for rent at the front desk.

 

 

   Central Okinawa Hotels & Accommodations

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Ginowan  5 star Laguna Garden Hotel
 Okinawa  4 star EM Wellness Resort Costa Vista Okinawa Hotel and Spa
 Okinawa  4 star Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
 Yomitan  5 star Hotel Nikko Alivila
 Chatan  4 star The Beach Tower Okinawa
 Okinawa  3 star Crown Hotel
 Ishikawa  4 star Coco Garden Resort Okinawa
   
   

 

 

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA