Nago City Okinawa Japan

nago city okinawa japan

Nago City (名護市) Okinawa, is the largest city in the northern part of the main island. Best known for being the first place in Japan to have cherry blossoms each year, crowds flock here each year in late January to take part in the cities huge Cherry Blossom Festival.

Not only home to Japan's early blooming cherry blossoms, people also come to Nago for scenic landscapes, a 300-year-old Chinese banyan tree, resorts, and theme parks like Nago Pineapple Park, Nago paradise, and Neo Park. How could we write about Nago with out mentioning the Orion Brewery tour that ends with its popular free beer tasteing.

Nago epitomizes the slow, laid-back nature for which Okinawa is famous. Except for blossom time, Nago goes into regular mode and does things at its own Okinawa pace. For those willing to venture north, it is worth the trip by car or take one of the buses run to central Nago.Once in the city, navigation is easy and most sights can be easily reached on foot.

Nago Okinawa Maps & Access
nago city okinawa map From Naha Airport:
Approx. 90 min. by car (via highway)
Okinawa Expressway: Kyoda I.C:
Approx. 20 min. by car (via highway)

 

Sightseeing & Activities in Nago, Okinawa

Busena Terrace Beach Resort Underwater Observatory

Nago Central Park

Pineapple Park

Gajyumaru (banyan) Tree

Nago Museum

Neo Park

Nago Castle Ruins

Nago Paradise

Orion Breweries

sightseeing and activities in nago okinawa japan

 

Festivals & Events in Nago, Okinawa

Hana-no-sato Garden Festival

Pressed Flower Contest

Nago Cherry Blossom Festival

Nago City Mayor's Cup Dragon-boat Race

Festivals and events in nago okinawa japan

 

 

Beaches in Nago, Okinawa

Yagaji beach, Nago city Okinawa Yagaji beach
Looking for a secluded beach in Okinawa but not sure you can do without a few amenities? Take a drive north past Motobu and you’ll find Yagaji Island. Yagaji Beach has great views of the Haneji Inland Sea across from Motobu's north shore as well as wonderful scenes of the East China Sea. Facilities at this Okinawa beach include ...

 

 

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