It’s always crowded, always local, and always fun – Kokusai Dori or International Street is a 1.6km strip in the heart of the city known as the ‘miracle mile’.
The eclectic city of Naha is the capital of Okinawa and has no shortage of places to see and fun things to do in this island paradise.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Naha
Things to Do in Naha
The biggest race is the Naha Haari, which takes place every May and attracts more than 200,000 visitors.
Although many sacred places or ‘utaki’ are found all over Okinawa, Seifa Utaki, tucked away in the rural south-east of the island, is the most revered.
Almost a kilometer long, Okuma Beach’s smooth white sand, sparkling waters and colorful beach cottages are picture perfect.
Okinawa pottery or ‘yachimun’ has a history of more than 400 years, and is known for its high quality and distinctive style.
Busena Cape boasts an luxury resort, a marine park with an underwater observatory, and a beach with a pier offering marine activities, such as glass bottom boats.
One of the most famous spots on the island, the Blue Cave draws divers, kayakers and snorkellers who all want to see the stunning sapphire colors hidden inside.