Naha

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Okinawa featuring swimming and a beach as well as a large group of people

The capital city of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture is full of fascinating markets and historic sites, such as the impeccably recreated Shuri Castle.

Naha is the charming capital city of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. With coastal views of the East China Sea, this city is one of the island’s economic, political and cultural hubs.

Shuri Castle is Naha’s biggest attraction. The compound was originally built as a palace for the Ryukyu Kingdom. During World War II, the castle and its tunnels served as a major command post of the Imperial Japanese forces until its destruction in the Battle of Okinawa. The entire castle was meticulously reconstructed based on historical records and photos.

Featuring several heritage attractions, Shuri Castle has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the ornate beauty of Shureimon, one of Shuri Castle’s main gates. Explore the serene gardens of Shikinaen, a vacation villa for royals and dignitaries. See the faithful replica of the Bridge of Nations Bell, originally cast in 1458 to celebrate Ryukyu’s success in maritime trade.

Enjoy a day on the beach at Naminoue Beach. Swim, sunbathe, take a scuba diving lesson or go kiteboarding. Don’t miss the Naminouegu Shrine. Sitting high atop a bluff overlooking the beach, this Shinto shrine is the most iconic in the prefecture.

You can buy almost anything imaginable at Makishi Public Market. Nicknamed “the kitchen of Naha”, this area began as a black market after World War II and is now home to hundreds of shops. A vast diversity of produce is available for purchase, including local specialties like sea snake and island vegetables. Bring your fresh purchases to the 2nd floor to be cooked by traditional Japanese chefs.

Kokusai Dori is known as Naha’s “international road.” Stretching through the city, this street is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. After the sun goes down, it is the epicenter of Naha’s nightlife.

Naha Airport is Okinawa’s largest airport and a hub for domestic and international flights. From the airport, take the Okinawa Monorail to Naha and Shuri Castle.

Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji
Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji
3 out of 5
2-22-1, Kumoji, Naha, Okinawa
The price is S$46 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomari Port and Naminoue Beach. Kokusai Dori and Naha City Museum of History are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (84 reviews)
"I was a regular at Tissage by NEST in Asahibashi, since i was't sure about the parking for this. I found out this one has an excellent parking, closer to the central district, has amazing amenities, nice work space, and is literally next to Lawson for my morning coffee. I will def. go back to this ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jun,2021

Nest Hotel Naha Kumoji
HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
3.5 out of 5
Maejima 3-2-20, Naha
The price is S$91 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Naha hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Tomari Port, Midorigaoka Park and Sogenji Temple. Kokusai Dori and Fukushu-en ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,009 reviews)
"Infinity pool on the rooftop with a glass wall is amazing and the bar is great"

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2021

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Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha
Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha
3 out of 5
3-2-1 Tsubokawa, Naha, Okinawa
The price is S$67 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kokusai Dori and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Tomari Port. Shurijo Castle and Senaga Island are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (231 reviews)
"Great hotel for staying"

Reviewed on 18 Aug,2021

Tokyu Stay Okinawa Naha
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Mr.KINJO in Shanti Van TSUBOGAWAEKI
Mr.KINJO in Shanti Van TSUBOGAWAEKI
3 out of 5
Izumisaki, Naha-shi 2-103-21, Naha, Okinawa
The price is S$37 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Naha City Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kokusai Dori and Naminoue Beach. Okinawa Prefectural Office and Palette Kumoji ...
4.2/5Excellent! (138 reviews)
"Location is very Good. Close to the station and supermarket."

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Mr.KINJO in Shanti Van TSUBOGAWAEKI
Mr.KINJO EMINENCE INN MAKISHI
Mr.KINJO EMINENCE INN MAKISHI
3 out of 5
3-22-39 Makishi, Naha, Okinawa
The price is S$40 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Makishi, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Tsuboya Pottery Museum and Kokusai Dori. Tomari Port and Okinawa Prefectural Office ...
4.1/5Very Good! (154 reviews)
"The room so great.Bigger than i think.Staff so nice and kind.The location you can walk to kokusai dori is not too much far.I love it.Good beakfast!!"

Reviewed on 27 Dec,2019

Mr.KINJO EMINENCE INN MAKISHI
Condominio Makishi Annesso
Condominio Makishi Annesso
3 out of 5
Makishi 2-7-2-2, Naha, Okinawa
The price is S$51 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Naha City Centre, this condo is steps away from Kokusai Dori and Makishi Park. Naha Tourist Information Center and Tenbusu Naha are also within 5 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (104 reviews)
"This hotel was very clean and comfortable. There are washing machine and dryer in a room which most of the hotel don’t or you have to do in public space. It was very convenient to stay as very close the Main Street. Definitely recommend to stay here if you’re thinking to go Okinawa !"

Reviewed on 21 Jul,2020

Condominio Makishi Annesso
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