Okinawa Main Island (Okinawa Honto)

19 of 179 destinations
in Japan
93% 704
votes
× How was it?

The center of the former Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa Main Island ({, Okinawa Hontō) is by far the largest and most populous island in Okinawa Prefecture and the regional transportation hub. The prefectural capital Naha and most of the US military bases are located on Okinawa Honto.

While much of the central part of Okinawa Honto is urbanized, the southern tip of the island is less densely populated, and the northernmost Yambaru area remains mainly covered by forested hills and small fishing and farming villages.

What To See

  • Sort by japan-guide rating
  • Sort by user rating
  • Sort by most visted
2

War Memorials

Peace Park and other war related sites.

89
200
votes
Visited by
422 users
3

Sefa Utaki

One of the most sacred sites on Okinawa.

92
26
votes
Visited by
55 users
5

Hiji Waterfall

Hiking trail through the forest to a waterfall.

87
30
votes
Visited by
57 users
6

Shuri Castle

Reconstructed former Ryukyu royal palace.

86
332
votes
Visited by
670 users
7

Hedo Misaki

Cape at the northern tip of Okinawa Honto

84
63
votes
Visited by
124 users
8

Ryukyu Mura

Pleasant theme park about Okinawan culture.

81
77
votes
Visited by
168 users
18

Kokusaidori

Main shopping and entertainment street.

78
223
votes
Visited by
483 users
21

Tamaudun

Mausoleum for the former Ryukyu royal family.

72
19
votes
Visited by
40 users
Last updated: February 4, 2015
Anything we can improve?  Let us know
We strive to keep Japan Guide up-to-date and accurate, and we're always looking for ways to improve. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:
Thank you for your feedback.

Hotels around Okinawa Island

Find a hotel:

  • Okinawa
  • Fukuoka
  • Hakone
  • Hiroshima
  • Hokkaido
  • Kamakura
  • Kanazawa
  • Kansai Airport
  • Kyoto
  • Mount Fuji
  • Nagasaki
  • Nagoya
  • Narita Airport
  • Nikko
  • Niigata
  • Okinawa
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Sendai
  • Shima Peninsula
  • Takayama
  • Tokyo
  • 1 night
  • 2 nights
  • 3 nights
  • 4 nights
  • 5 nights
  • 6 nights
  • 7 nights
with:
  • JAPANiCAN
  • Hotels.com
  • Booking.com
  • Agoda
  • Hostel World
  • Japanese Guest Houses
  • Rakuten Travel

Japan Guide Recommends:

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Okinawa Kenchomae

Reliable business hotel within walking distance of Kokusaidori Street and the monorail.

Book:
Agoda Booking

Hotel JAL City Naha

Conveniently located in the center of Kokusaidori Street in Naha.

Book:
Booking

Hotel Nikko Alivila

One of the best luxury resort hotels on Okinawa.

Book:
Booking

InterContinental ANA Manza Beach Resort

One of the most popular beach resort hotels on Okinawa Island.

Book:
Agoda Booking

JAL Private Resort Okuma

A leading beach resort in the sparsely populated north of Okinawa Island.

Book:
Agoda Booking

Tours and Packages