Welcome to Okinawa-hontō

Formerly the seat of power of the Ryūkyū dynasty, Okinawa-hontō is the largest island in the Nansei-shotō (Southwest Islands) and its capital, Naha, the busiest city. If Tōkyō were a pie, and you cut a tiny slice, dropped it on an island in the Pacific, and served it with a dollop of Florida, Naha might be what you'd get. Most visible traces of Ryukyū culture were obliterated in WWII, and there remains a huge US military presence on the island.

In spite of this, the Ryūkyū lineage remains strong and is evident in Okinawa's unique culinary, artistic and musical traditions.

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$14.43 Transfers & Ground Transport

Naha Airport to Hotels Private Arrival Transfer

Travel from Naha Airport to your hotel with this private transfer service. When making a booking, you will need to advise your arrival details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 48 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Price is per person, based on eight adults per vehicle.At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and drop-off details in the 'Special Requirements' box: Arrival Airline Arrival Flight Number Arrival Time Name, Address, and Phone Number of Your Hotel Total Number of Luggage Naha hotel Zones A to H Zone A Hotels:Southern Beach Hotel & ResortMoon Ocean Ginowan Hotel & Resort Laguna Garden HotelZone B Hotels: Hyakuna Garan OkinawaThe Beach Tower OkinawaCamPana Vessel Hotel Em Wellness Resort Costa Vista Hotel & SpaHilton Okinawa Chatan ResortHotel Okinawa Grand Mer ResortZone C Hotels:Hotel Nikko AlivilaOkinawa Zanpamisaki Royal Hotel Renaissance Resort OkinawaCOC Garden Resort Okinawa The Uza Terrace Beach Club VillasZone D Hotels: Hotel Moon BeachHotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & ResortKafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo HotelSun Marina HotelRizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-BayZone E Hotels:InterContinental ANA Manza Beach ResortOriental Hills OkinawaThe ATTA Terrace Club Towers Zone F Hotels:Okinawa Beach Resort Ocean Spa Kariyushi Spa Resort ExesOkinawa Marriott Resort & SpaThe Busena TerraceThe Ritz-Carlton, OkinawaKise Beach Palace LiVEMAX AMMS Canna Resort VillaBest Western Okinawa Kouki BeachThe Terrace Club at BusenaZone G Hotels:Kanucha Bay Hotel & VillasChisun Resort Okinawa ChuraumiMahaina Wellness Resort OkinawaHotel Orion Motobu Resort & SpaMARINE PIAZZA OKINAWA Marine Piazza Okinawa Hotel Resonex NagoZone H Hotels:JAL Private Resort Okuma

$15.38 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Visit: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium was the first aquarium in the world to succeed in raising and breeding manta alfredi, one of the largest species of ray. • Get an up close look at the magical whale shark, the largest fish in the sea • Whale sharks as long as 8.7m, manta rays and a wide variety of fish swim in the gigantic tank • Enjoy an interactive and educational tour and hold sea cucumbers and star fish • Observe manatee, sea turtles and dolphins in the Ocean Expo Park just next to the aquarium • See the world's first successfully bred in captivity manta ray, a giant of the ocean

$58.60 Shore Excursions

Kayak Northern Okinawa

• Meet at the local farmers market - Rika Rika Warumi in Nakijin at 9am, where you can buy drinks and snacks. • Drive to the launch site best suited to the conditions (10 min) • The safety gear provided include - life jacket, windproof jacket, neoprene felt bottom boots • Learn the basics of controlling your Kayak including the foot controls to steer your kayak(30 min) • Explore the area for 2 hours with the option to stop and explore by foot • Areas to explore will depend on the weather, sea conditions and the groups ability. You will have the opportunity to paddle under Kouri bridge - Okinawa's longest road bridge and/or through Yagaji's sea valley with its steep jungle covered walls or land on one of Haneji's uninhabited islands.

$40 Water Sports

Okinawa Blue Cave Snorkeling Ticket

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productExplore the blue cave Okinawa and meet the sea creatures such as turtle and many colorful fishes.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesLocation: Blue Cave, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture

$55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Okinawa Car Rental

Driving in Japan: • All vehicles are provided with AT • Under Japanese law, children under 6 years of age must use a car seat • The Japanese road is on the left-hand side, and the driver's seat is on the right side of the front seat • In most cases, the opposite direction will turn-on a traffic signal when turning at a short distance Driving documents required in Japan:  • When overseas citizens drive in Japan, they need to hold legal documents for driving in Japan. • International driver's license: The country that signs the Geneva Convention must hold the original driver's license and international driver's license • You must have a valid passport and an international driver's license issued by the issuing authority.  The international driver's license must have the words "The 1949 Geneva convention on International Road Traffic" • Overseas driver's license: Overseas licensees with Taiwan, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia and Monaco can drive in Japan within two years of entering Japan if they have their original driver's license and Japanese translation.

$60 Tours & Sightseeing

Okinawa Go-Kart Ticket

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productExplore the road of Okinawa with a mini go-kart, and get dressed in Super Mario outfit! Pass By: MariCAR Okinawa / Street Kart Go-CartBeing the center of attention as you drive through the spectators on the streets will be the must things to in OkinawaPass By: Naha Airport Station, Naha, Okinawa PrefectureBeing the center of attention as you drive through the spectators on the streets will be the must things to in OkinawaPass By: Mija Kokusai Street, Naha, Okinawa PrefectureBeing the center of attention as you drive through the spectators on the streets will be the must things to in OkinawaPass By: Tomari Iyumachi, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture

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