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Destination guide

From the beach to the city, everything is A-OK in Okinawa

Measuring just 110 km in length and 11 km wide, the Japanese island of Okinawa packs quite a punch in tight quarters. Okinawa vacation rentals offer something for everyone, from lush forests, to cosy fishing villages, to sleepy beaches. Embrace laid-back living when you curl up with a book on the island's sandy shores or splash down into fun with snorkelling or scuba diving adventures. Craving a cosmopolitan landscape? The island capital of Naha buzzes with late-night restaurants and bars. History buffs will also geek out over the island's rich past, home to historic castles and the birthplace of karate.

Things to do

Discover a whole new world under the sea

The past comes alive in Naha, home to the Okinawa Prefectural Museum, where exhibits explore all things Okinawan, including artwork, history and nature. The city also features the restored Shuri Castle, the one-time royal palace of the 15th-century Ryukyu Kingdom. If that's not impressive enough, the castle is also the spot where karate was invented. Kids of all ages will love a visit to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, a massive complex filled with sharks, coral and a variety of fish. Busena Marine Park in Nago offers glass-bottom boat tours and 360-degree views from an underwater observatory tower.

Activities

Shop til you drop, dive into fun: adventures on land and sea

Give your credit card a workout on Kokusaidori, Naha's beloved main street dotted with shops, bars and restaurants. Exercise both your body and mind at Sefa Utaki, about 15 km from Naha, where hiking trails run through sacred forests and past dramatic rock formations. There's still plenty of nature to enjoy in the resort town of Onna, where you can spend the day sunbathing on the beach or snorkelling and scuba diving through colourful coral reefs and caves. Feed your cultural appetite in Ryukyu Mura, a recreated traditional Okinawan village that hosts taiko drum and dance performances.

Weather

Tropic thunder – island living brings sunshine and rain

As a subtropical island, Okinawa enjoys mild temperatures year round, except during the winter, when cold winds sweep across the landscape. You'll notice spring has sprung once the cherry blossoms start to bloom and rain starts falling steadily, particularly from early May through mid-June. Crowds start flooding Okinawa in July as sunseekers descend on the beaches. Warm summers offer plenty of sunshine, but comfortable daytime highs rarely climb above 30 degrees Celsius. You might score deals on Okinawa vacation rentals in the autumn, when typhoons bring heavy rains and strong winds, although temperatures average a mild 25 degrees.

Natural highlights

The coast, capes and caves – beauty abounds

Okinawa vacation rentals are spread across the island's breathtaking scenery. Join shutterbugs at Cape Manzamo, a popular spot for snapping photos of the oceanfront rock formation shaped like an elephant's trunk. The nearby Blue Cave, just off the coast of Onna, is a glowing underwater cave teeming with tropical fish. There's no shortage of caves on land either as Gyoku Sendo, an underground cave in Nanjo, features over a million stalactites and pools of water. You'll also find several smaller islands off the coast of Motobu, including Minnajima, whose pristine white sand beaches and clear waters are ripe for exploring.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Okinawa City

The nearest airport is in Naha (OKA), located 12.9 mi (20.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Okinawa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 371 holiday rentals around Okinawa. From 180 holiday houses to 138 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Okinawa is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Okinawa?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Okinawa. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park: 543 holiday rentals
  • Okinawa Zoo & Museum: 541 holiday rentals
  • Koza Sports Park: 546 holiday rentals
  • Koza Music Town: 539 holiday rentals
  • Chubunouren Market: 538 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Okinawa listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Okinawa?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 180 Houses in Okinawa. Our other popular types of Okinawa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 138 holiday houses
  • Villas: 10 holiday houses
  • Hotels: 50 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Okinawa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Okinawa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.