Things to do in Okinawa

Our most recommended things to do in Okinawa

Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

1. Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a full-day snorkeling excursion from Naha and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning natural seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from a designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check in and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork.  Next, do a fitting of your snorkel gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, and then follow the staff to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are briefed on how to snorkel. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles.  Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your drop-off point.

Japan: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

2. Japan: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Japan hassle-free with a convenient eSIM data plan of your choosing. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage allowing you to easily upload your photos, navigate on maps, and communicate with your friends. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, choosing from a variety of data packages, validity options, and even having the option of adding coverage in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your vacation. Choose a zero-waste solution and avoid the trouble of having to manage multiple SIM cards. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GetYourGuide voucher. APN (Access Point Name): vmobile.jp Local operator: Docomo

Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

3. Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Embark an unforgettable whale watching boat trip along the blue waters of Okinawa. Benefit from round-trip transportation from Naha and join an experienced crew in the search for Humpback whales.  Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated pick-up point the head to the Naha port to board the boat, where you can sit back and relax on the spacious decks. See the Humpback whales that come every year near Naha to breed and raise their calves. Learn more about these amazing creatures during the tour, which can grow up to 15 m in length and weigh 30 tons as adults.  Witness the dynamic movements of the gentle sea giants moving in and out of the sea. Let them entertain you with their tail slaps and playful jumps from the water. You might also spot Dolphins during the trip. Observe the whales for 1 hour before sailing back to Naha to be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.

Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

4. Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Have fun kayaking amongst the mangroves on the Hija River. Appreciate the natural beauty and spot different plants and creatures living here in the rare ecosystem. As the river is calm, the kayak tour can be enjoyed by the whole family and all experience levels. The Hija River is just a few minutes drive from Route 58 in Kadena Town on Okinawa Island. Check in with the local partner, change into your swimsuit, and receive kayak instructions. Your guide will teach you how to paddle and introduce you to the living creatures you may encounter on the tour. Start kayaking through the mangroves. After listening to the guide's instructions, enjoy exploring the mangroves on your kayak as you look at the plants, rare birds, and small living creatures living in this unique environment for around 1 hour.  After the tour you can change at the shop.

Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

5. Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

Explore the lush mangrove forests of the Miyara River on this 2-hour kayaking trip. Kayak up and down the Miyara River and see for yourself why the forest has been designated a national monument. All ages and skill levels will enjoy this tranquil paddle through the beautiful natural landscapes on Ishigaki Island. Your instructor will give you the freedom to explore while ensuring your group stays safe.

Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Full-Day Intro-Diving Trip

6. Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Full-Day Intro-Diving Trip

Embark on a full-day introductory diving excursion from Naha and explore the underwater beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check-in you and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork. Next, do a fitting of your diving gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, learn about the functions of the diving equipment, and then follow your instructor to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are further briefed on the basics of diving. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park alongside your diving instructor. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles. Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Continue to a third scenic location where you can snorkel. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.

Okinawa World Admission Ticket

7. Okinawa World Admission Ticket

Spend a day Okinawa world and explore the island's Ryukyu heritage by watching the traditional Eisa Dance, visiting the Ryukyu style houses, exploring the culture center, and enjoying one of the many local meals.  Visit the Habu snake park and museum, explore the Nanto Brewery for local beer and liquor, or simply draw your own traditional Okinawa craft at Craftvillage. Discover the limestone cave Gyokusendo, the largest cave in Okinawa spreading across 3 kilometers beneath the ground.  Choose from either a day pass that includes all areas of the park or opt for the option that only provides access to Gyokusendo Cave and Craftvillage.

Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

8. Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

Discover everything the beautiful wild coast of Ishigaki has to offer on a guided, 6-hour kayaking and snorkel trip in Kabira Bay and Blue lagoon. Choose pickup from your hotel or head to the meeting point to embark on a thrilling adventure on one of Japan's most popular resort islands. Begin with a visit to Kabira Bay, awarded 3 stars from the Michelin Green Guide for its crystalline waters, white sandy beaches, and a string of small islands just off the coast. After kayaking, tuck into a lunch of local food. After refueling on traditional cuisine, head to the Blue Cave and explore it by snorkeling. Then enjoy dropoff back at your hotel or meeting point.

Tomigusuku: DMM Kariyushi Aquarium Admission

9. Tomigusuku: DMM Kariyushi Aquarium Admission

Explore the DMM Kariyushi Aquarium which combines the latest visual technology and spatial representation with several marine plants and animal species. Discover aquatic exhibits including “Okinawa’s Clear Ocean”, “Rich Rainforests Covering Islands”, and “Nature Formed by Subtropical Environments” as you see a variety of native and non-native marine life. Admire visual technology that helps to achieve a realistic aquatic experience. See live specimens of jellyfish, turtles, tropical fish, frogs, and chameleons. Stroll through open and spacious visual replications of seasons, time, and the beauty of nature. Interact with a variety of flora and fauna which are native to the island of Okinawa at some of the exhibits.

Painushima Ishigaki Airport: Private Transfer to/from City

10. Painushima Ishigaki Airport: Private Transfer to/from City

Enjoy a private airport transfer between your accommodation in the city center of Ishigaki and the airport. Feel safe with a reliable service available at any time of the day or night. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system, whether you're a solo traveler, family, or on a business trip. Take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high hygiene standards.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 89 reviews

the best tour to explore the UNESCO sites Iriomote island in half day! We spent time cruising the mangrove forest with kayak and stand up paddle and watch the waterfall and the 3 natural limestone cave. we were lucky to see the endangered Crested serpent eagle in the beginning of the tour! The guide Tomo kun was so knowledgeable about all the mangroves, flowers and animals of the island, he was also helpful and nice tour guiding with family with small child. Also he took the most beautiful pictures we couldn’t take with our phones making our day memorable one Definitely worth visiting the island if you are into the beauty of the nature and animals!

The tour was more than I expected. I was very pleasantly surprised, and the guide took extra care to make sure I was safe the entire time. I really appreciated it.

No problem installing eSim. Haven’t had a problem accessing data. Daily 1 GB sufficient given that I also have access to WiFi at the conference I attended

It took a while to connect. I followed the instructions to set up the VPN, etc., and was connected after a while. After connecting, it was comfortable.

This is was an amazing trip! Everything is taken care of!