Sights in Okinawa

Sight in Okinawa

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Sight in Okinawa

Oceanic Culture Museum And Planetarium

Part of the Ocean Expo Park and doubling as a planetarium, this museum focuses on the activities that encompass oceanic culture, including the methods of fishin

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Kinjo Dam

Used mostly for flood control of the Li River, this concrete gravity dam is located near Shuri Castle. The Kinjo Dam took a little over 10 years to build and co

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Kaiji Beach

Located a 15-minute express boat ride from Ishigaki City, this beach on Taketomi Island is famous for its hoshizuna (star sand). Kaiji Beach is often referred t

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Miyaradunchi

A former residence of the nobility and now preserved as a museum, this building and its grounds are symbolic of the architecture and landscape of the Yaeyama Is

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Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum

Opened in 1972, this museum has over 5,000 artifacts and cultural treasures related to Yaeyama's past. The Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum has collections related

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Mount Nosoko

According to legend, a local girl named "Maapee" climbed the mountain with a broken heart and turned into stone at the summit. For this reason, many locals refe

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Fusaki Beach

Located a 10-minute drive from the city center, this sandy beach is known for its picturesque sunset. Fusaki Beach is open to the public for free and is accesse

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Nagura Wetlands

As the only mangrove forest in a coral reef area in Japan, this unique ecosystem is a designated wildlife protection area. The Nagura Wetlands are surrounded by

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Fukido River

Located just south of Nosoko town, this river winds its way through a forest of mangroves, which are trees that can grow in salt water. The Fukido River empties

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Bios on the Hill

This natural park located in Ishikawa offers a variety of activities for people of all ages, such as tours by water buffalo and paddle boarding. Hungry visitors

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H&S Burger

This mom-and-pop establishment sells burgers off route 58. Popular options include the greedy burger, teriyaki burger and avocado burger. Take-out and catering

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Club Med Kabira Ishigaki

Located near the tip of Cape Kabiraishi, this all-inclusive resort offers bungalows with an ocean view and a private beach. The beach at Club Med Kabira Ishigak

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Sukuji Beach

Located close to Kabira Bay, this sandy beach offers swimming and snorkeling opportunities for visitors. Sukuji Beach has shallow waters and a portion of the on

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Uganzaki Lighthouse

Located a 30-minute drive outside of Ishigaki City, this outlook marks the Sakieda Peninsula's most north-western point. The Uganzaki Lighthouse sits on distinc

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Hirakubo Peninsula

This designated national park is located at the Northern tip of Ishigaki Island. Here, the East China Sea lies to the West and the Pacific Ocean to the East. Th

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Mount Omoto

Okinawa's tallest mountain is 525.5 meters (1,724 ft) above sea level. Mount Omoto is the source of two vital rivers, Miyara and Nagura, which provide drinking

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Kabira Park

Located a 25-minute drive from Ishigaki City, this park is known for its clear turquoise waters. Kabira Park leads out to Kabira Bay, which is one of the only t