Okinawa Main Island (Okinawa Honto)

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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.

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War Memorials

Peace Park and other war related sites.

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Sefa Utaki

One of the most sacred sites on Okinawa.

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Hiji Waterfall

Hiking trail through the forest to a waterfall.

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Shuri Castle

Reconstructed former Ryukyu royal palace.

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Hedo Misaki

Cape at the northern tip of Okinawa Honto

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Ryukyu Mura

Pleasant theme park about Okinawan culture.

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Kokusaidori

Main shopping and entertainment street.

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Tamaudun

Mausoleum for the former Ryukyu royal family.

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Okinawa Kenchomae

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

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Hotel JAL City Naha

Conveniently located in the center of Kokusaidori Street in Naha.

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Hotel Nikko Alivila

One of the best luxury resort hotels on Okinawa.

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InterContinental ANA Manza Beach Resort

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

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JAL Private Resort Okuma

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

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