Minnajima Beach, Motobu, Okinawa Islands

Hotels in Okinawa Islands, Japan

Where to stay in Okinawa

The Okinawa Islands are part of the larger Ryukyu Islands group and they are situated between the Amami and Sakishima Islands.  Tourists usually access the islands by plane or ferry and the hotels in Okinawa Islands are always welcoming new guests.  When deciding where to stay in Okinawa, accommodation in Okinawa Islands varies from luxury apartments and hotel rooms to cheaper options like hostels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses.

Water fun in Okinawa Islands

There's no better way to experience the island life than by spending as much time as possible by the sea.  Take advantage of all the amazing water activities and take in that beautiful ocean air while you're at it.

Top water activities include jet skiing, wake boarding, snorkelling, para-sailing, deep sea fishing, sailing, surfing and diving.  If you are particularly interesting in a snorkel or scuba adventure, this is the place to be!  The nearby world famous coral reefs and other islands can best be explored in this way.  An added bonus for those looking to get their scuba qualifications, you can do it right here for far cheaper than it might cost you back home.  There are also so many dive sites to explore that you might end up spending most of your time in the water during your trip.

As for snorkelling, the waters are wonderfully clear which is ideal for exploring the marine life that lives below the waves.

Of course, for those looking for some real relaxation, a day at the beach is just what you need!  Take your swimsuit, towel and other beach supplies along for a full day of sun and surf.  The most popular beaches include Araha Beach, Sunset Beach, Tropical Beach and Kadena Marina.

Other great things to do in Okinawa Islands

For a chance to learn more about the local history and their role during World War II, you can visit important WWII sites like Peace Prayer Park and the Japanese Underground HQ. 

There are also a number of castles and castle ruins that you can visit during your trip here.  Such include the fully restored Shuri Castle, the famous Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and other ancient castles that date back as far as 1000 years!

There are plenty of places to do some shopping on the islands.  Sometimes it's the smallest shop that will surprise you the most with some of the greatest little souvenirs and treasures.  Top shopping locations include Kokusai Street, Heiwadori and the Heiwadori meat market.  Make sure that you make the most of the local foods.  Some of the dishes and side dishes you may already be familiar with while some may be completely new.  Tourists are always surprised at just how much they enjoy their new food experiences over the ones they already know and love.

The Motobu Peninsula is home to a number of fantastic attractions including the Churaumi Aquarium.  You can also enjoy a hike up to Hiji Falls and you could also tour Cape Hedo.

It is very important to take into account the local attractions and sights when planning where to stay in Okinawa Islands.  Once you have decided on the sights you want to see, then you can select one of the inns, hostels or hotels in Okinawa Islands that suits your budget, needs and is close to at least most of the attractions on your to do list.