Illuminated Shuri Castle by night

Home to more than 300,000 people, Naha (ߔe) is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture. With its port and airport, it also functions as the regional transportation hub, offering direct flight and ferry connections into other parts of Okinawa, Japan and Asia.

The former capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom around Shuri Castle was located within the borders of today's Naha City. However, since Naha was almost completely destroyed in the Battle of Okinawa, only few of the city's buildings predate the war.

Top spots in Naha

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Castle

Shuri Castle

Reconstructed former Ryukyu royal palace.
4.1 / 5
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Town/Neighborhood

Tsuboya District

District with many pottery shops.
3.7 / 5
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Shopping

Kokusaidori

Main shopping and entertainment street.
3.5 / 5
584
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Temple

Tamaudun

Mausoleum for the former Ryukyu royal family.
3.2 / 5
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Hotels around Okinawa Island

Recommended Hotels
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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Page last updated: October 17, 2016