5 Best Beaches in Okinawa
Okinawa’s best beaches chosen by TripAdvisor!
Okinawa is known for its beautiful beaches. There are hundreds of beaches across the main island to small remote islands in Okinawa, attracting millions of visitors from all over Japan and the world every summer. Today, I’m going to share Okinawa’s top 5 beaches according to the famous travel website, TripAdvisor!
#5. Aharen Beach: Tokashiki Island
Aharen Beach (阿波連ビーチ) is located in Tokashiki island, which is approx 30km west of Okinawa’s main island. As the island can be accessed easily from Naha city (only 35 mins by speed ferry), it’s a very popular day-trip destination for beach activities. The 800m beach is known for the white sand and clear blue ocean 😉
#4. Kondoi Beach: Taketomi Island
Kondoi Beach (コンドイ浜) is on Taketomi Island, the small, popular touristic island next to Ishigaki island. Kondoi Beach is the only beach on the island, and it’s calm and shallow, which is perfect for kids or those who wish to chill out. The beach is not suitable for diving nor snorkeling, yet has great relaxing atmosphere.
#3. Furuzamami Beach: Zamami Island
Furuzamami Beach (古座間味ビーチ) is located on Zamami island, which is next to Tokashiki island. The beach offers beautiful white sand and clear waters, great landscape and rich reefs perfect for diving and snorkeling activities. It’s been often ranked as one of the best beaches in Japan.
#2. Yonaha Maehama Beach: Miyako Island
Miyako Island is known as the best diving spot in Japan. It’s located approx 300 km south of the main island. The 7km Yonaha Maehama Beach (与那覇前浜ビーチ) is one of the beautiful beaches on the island, often called the best beach in East Asia. As well as for swimming, the beach is known for the great spot for beautiful sunset.
#1. Nishihama Beach: Hateruma Island
Nishihama Beach (ニシ浜ビーチ) is loacted on Hateruma island, which is the southernmost inhabited island in Japan (470km away from the main island). The island offers the unruined and natural beach with silky sand and turquoise blue water. The beach is real hidden gem and often described as “the Heaven on the planet”.
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