Naha's new international airport terminal opened on February 17th, 2014. Peach Airlines has announced that it will make Naha its hub for international flights.
Mikan-gari (Orange Picking)
January & February
Place: Izumi, Motobu (Mikan no Sato)
Time: 10 a.m. ~ 3 p.m.
Admission: 300 yen
open their fields to visitors for picking Okinawan "tankan" (oranges)
during this time of the year for a small fee. While inside the orchards, you
can eat as many oranges that will fill your belly. You then pay a fee by weight
for the oranges you pick to take home. Go to "Mikan no Sato" on Route
84 to gain access to one of the orchards.
January ~ April
Place: Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island,
Admission: Adults: 4,000 ~
Majestic Humback whales from Alaska
migrate to the warm waters of Okinawa every year and spend their time here from
January to April. Visitors can view these amazing mammals through whale
watching tours. For more information, visit the following websites:
Zamami Village Whale Watching
Kokko Shokudoh has taken a great leap in the culinary soba kitchen. Most of us are used to getting our Okinawa soba served with either those mouthwatering hunks of tender pork ribs known as "souki" or the succulently sweet cuts of "sanmai niku" (pork belly) or both. At Kokko Shokudoh, however, they have broken the ancient rule of using pork and have replaced it with chicken! For those who are diehard fans of Okinawa soba, this will be a totally new experience. The soba at Kokko Shokudoh may not really be Okinawa soba, but it's definitely tasty. The soba comes topped with a plain egg omelette and lots of very flavorful bits of chicken meat. It is definitely worth a try and also a very good option for those who cannot eat pork. Getting to Kokko is also part of the experience as it is tucked away in the peaceful village of Bise amongst tall Fukugi trees and the greenery of Motobu.
is located in Bise, Motobu nearby to Okinawa Expo Park. Follow the signs to Bise, park your car at the entrance to Bise Village, and look for the small sign on the right.
Winter Sale Campaign
Flights from Kansai to Okinawa starting at 2,300 yen!
Find a free WiFi location on Okinawa here.