Activities in Okinawa

A rich culture all its own

Okinawa boasts a deeply rooted and distinct culture, influenced by centuries of history and interactions with other Asian cultures. From traditional Okinawan dance to a rich musical heritage, unique local cuisine, and colorful festivals, every aspect of daily life reflects a proudly preserved ancestral tradition.

Visitors can explore fascinating historical sites such as castles and ancient shrines while immersing themselves in the Ryukyuan way of life, which values simplicity, harmony with nature, and respect for traditions.

Discovering Okinawa

Okinawa is a popular destination among Japanese locals as well as travelers from abroad. Nestled in the south of Japan, this tropical island offers an unparalleled escape for visitors seeking incredible landscapes, a unique culture, and beaches that basically define paradise. Okinawa's residents are renowned for their warm hospitality and relaxed way of life, making it an ideal place to discover an authentic facet of Japan often overlooked abroad.

Fun activities in Okinawa

The gorgeous, translucent oceans surrounding Okinawa make it a premier destination for water activities. On Ishigaki Phantom Island (so named due to its changing form depending on the tide levels), snorkeling is a beloved activity. See the gorgeous coral reefs and vibrantly colored sealife beneath the water!

Iriomote Island is also a spot for great fun in the water, where visitors can kayak through the rivers that snake around. On land, the adventures don’t stop, as your guide will help you trek through the jungle, which takes up 90% of the island’s surface. 

For an activity that is less nature-centric but just as spiritual, learn the basis of Karate in Naha. Karate is the most practiced martial art in the world and is, down to its DNA, an Okinawan creation. Martial arts enthusiasts ought to not miss the opportunity to connect with the combat sport like no other!

Not far from the hustle and bustle of Japanese cities on the main island of Honshu, in the heart of natural beauty and a rich, unique culture, a trip to Okinawa is a magical experience. 

Okinawa is an archipelago surrounded by tropical Japanese waters and is one of the most picturesque destinations in the country. We invite you to discover this magnificent family of islands, with their rich historical heritage, local cuisine and white-sand beaches!