Naha Okinawa Japan

 

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With a population of more than 300,000 people, Naha (那覇市 ) is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Japan. With its port and airport, it also functions as the regional transportation hub, offering direct flight and ferry connections into other parts of Okinawa, Japan and Asia making Naha the gateway to Okinawa, visited by approximately 4 million tourists a year.

When Naha city was founded in 1921, in the area that present-day Naha occupies there were several municipalities including Naha city and Shuri city. Later Shuri was merged into Naha. The city know today as Naha was the former capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom. However, since Naha was almost completely destroyed in the Battle of Okinawa, only few of the city's buildings are from before the war.

Naha is located in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa. Naha has abundant shopping, dining, and entertainment options also making it is a major hub of social activity for the main Okinawa Island 

 

Transportation in Naha Okianwa

Naha Airport and Naha Port serve the city. Naha Airport is the transportation hub of the Ryukyu Islands.

Naha is perhaps the only place in Okinawa where you can get around without a car. This is because the Yui Rail monorail system, carries passengers from Naha Airport Station to the center of Naha, Kokusai Dōri, Shintoshin, and to the terminal at Shuri Station, which is closest to Shuri Castle, and provides convenient access to many other parts of the Capital city as well. There are also a number of bus routes that run through Naha. However having a car to get around can make things more convenient and if you wish to go anywhere on the rest of the main Okinawa Island a car is most necessary.

 Shopping In Naha City

Kokusai Street (Dori)
Heiwa Street (Dori)
Makishi Market
Shintoshin Shopping Area
Jusco / Max Value Shopping Plaza

Cinema Palette
Sakurazaka Theater
Cinemas Q

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Sightseeing & Activities in Naha City

Shuri Castle
Tsuboya Yachimun Street
Lake Man (Manko)
Ryusen Bingata Shop

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Festivals & Events in Naha Okinawa

Naha Great Tug-of-War
Naha Eisa Festival
Shuri Castle Festival
Naha Hari, Dragon Boat Races
Shuri Culture Festival

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Naha City Maps 

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South Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Shuri-jo Castle Park World Heritage Bus Tou
Visit Shuri-jo Castle and Okinawa World, where you can experience Okinawa's history, culture, and nature.Audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Dinner Cruise
See the historic sites of Southern Okinawa. Tours are facilitated by a portable audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Kerama Islands Morning Half Day Introductory Diving Tour (from Naha)
Qualified English speaking diving instructors will take you under the beautiful and clear blue ocean. The perfect chance for beginners or people with no diving license not to miss Okinawa’s colorful coral reefs
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:3 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:4 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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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