Top things to do in Motobu Peninsula

Aquarium in Motobu Peninsula

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The centrepiece of Motobu's Ocean Expo Park (海洋博公園) is the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which features the world's largest aquarium tank. The aquarium houses a wide variety of marine life, including whale sharks. Dolp…
Village in Motobu Peninsula


At the northwestern tip of the peninsula is the quaintly preserved village of Bise, a leafy beachside community of traditional Okinawan houses. Stroll along Fukugi-namiki-dōri (フクギ並木通り), an atmospheric lane lined wi…
Island in Motobu Peninsula


Aquariums and crowds not your cup of tea? If you've got your own wheels, drive out to Kōri-jima via Yagaji-jima (屋我地島). The bridge between the two islands is surrounded by picturesque turquoise water, and there's a …
Okinawan in Motobu Peninsula

Cahaya Bulan

Relax on the outdoor patio of this Bise cafe and slurp some noodles, such as ajian-soba (Asian-style soba), while enjoying views of Ie-jima.
Ruins in Motobu Peninsula

Nakjin Castle Ruins

On the grounds of this castle ruin – whose fortified stone walls, surrounded by lush, semi-tropical forest, date to the 1200s – you'll find an interesting local history museum displaying artefacts discovered on the …