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Okinawa Holiday Packages

Okinawans live longer than almost any other people in the world, and escaping on an Okinawa holiday quickly makes it clear why inhabitants of this special place want to stick around for so long. Take advantage of Wotif’s Okinawa holiday packages to discover this prefecture’s rich history, beautiful untamed nature and a distinct culture. Who knows—you might even live a little longer!

Things To Do

While there are more than 150 islands in Okinawa Prefecture, most inhabitants live on Okinawa Island. There are plenty of cities to roam through and gorgeous wilderness in between, so plan ahead and book one of our Okinawa car hire options before leaving. It will make your trip much easier—and spare you the need to figure out public transit.

While Japanese colonisation and World War II left behind little of the Ryukyu Kingdom, which once ruled the Okinawa chain, you can still find some traces. In Naha, the capital city, you’ll find Shuri Castle. Once the kingdom’s headquarters, this great red fortress is a photo op in the making. Seriously, make sure you’ve got film or memory card space for this one. The city is also home to the Shikina-en, the Sho royal family's Chinese-style garden, carefully rebuilt after World War II.

Head north into wilder territory, with natural beauty and a more traditional lifestyle. Drive the scenic routes north to visit the famous Churaumi Aquarium in Nago, then ditch the car and hike to Hiji Falls. Grab some water and keep cruising along the coast on Route 58 until you reach Okinawa Island's northernmost point, Hedo Cape. If you ever wanted to be struck dumb by the sheer beauty of nature, this is the place for it. This is where the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea meet; you’ll have turquoise waters on one side and green peaks on the other.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Our Okinawa holiday deals will keep your wallet thick, so you’ll want to make up for that by visiting Kokusai Dori. This street in Naha is packed with everything from Western chains to independently owned establishments. The street leads to Heiwa Dori, a traditional covered shopping arcade with dozens of small vendors. At the very end, you'll find the Tsyboya District, famed for its traditional pottery. On Sunday afternoons, the street closes to traffic, filling instead with street performers and cafe tables.

While you're there, stop for lunch or dinner at the Makishi Market. Select your favourite ingredients from the fresh fare on offer and have it cooked on-site. For a taste of local cuisine, sample the signature wheat soba noodles, usually served in broth with pork. The American military presence has resulted in some only-in-Okinawa dishes, including taco rice and the Nuuyaru burger, a Spam-based sandwich served at Jef, the local fast food chain.

The American presence has also influenced Okinawan music, which combines local sounds with rock and jazz. Both Naha and Okinawa City have live music scenes where you can hear this distinctive sound. While you listen, sip awamori, a dangerously strong rice liquor, and snack on chinmi, which translates as "strange foods." Sounds intriguing!

What Next?

Make your dreams of Okinawa holidays become a reality with Wotif. Bundle hotels and flights with our Okinawa packages and see this part of the world without blazing through your savings. Looking to explore cities across Japan? Add a couple of days to your holiday with our Yokohama packages!

Family Hotels in Okinawa

Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay

Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay

1496 Tancha, Kunigami, Onna, Okinawa-ken
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Nestled on the beach, this Onna resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tiger Beach and Nakadomari Site. Iha Castle Ruins and Ryukyu Mura are also within 6 mi (10 ...

    from AU$182

    Novotel Okinawa Naha

    Novotel Okinawa Naha

    40 Matsukawa, Naha, Okinawa-ken
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Matsugawa, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, Ryutan Site and Kokusai Dori. Shurijo Castle and DFS Galleria ...

      from AU$151

      Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa

      Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa

      1-5 Kume 2 Chome, Naha, Okinawa-ken
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Naha City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kokusai Dori and Tomari Port. Shurijo Castle and Senaga Island are also within 6 mi (10 ...

        from AU$111

        ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort

        ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort

        2260 Seragaki Aza, Onna-son, Onna, Okinawa-ken
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

          Located in Onna, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Cape Manza, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kariyushi Beach and Ryukyu ...

          from AU$353

          Romantic Hotels in Okinawa

          The Terrace Club At Busena

          The Terrace Club At Busena

          1750 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Nestled on the beach, this Nago resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bankoku Shinryokan and Kariyushi Beach. Busena Beach and Kise Beach are also within 10 ...

            from AU$779

            Okinawa Spa Resort Exes

            Okinawa Spa Resort Exes

            2592-40 Yashibaru Nakama Onna Kunigami, Onna, Okinawa-ken
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated near the beach, this luxury resort is within a 5-minute walk of Busena Marine Park and Kariyushi Beach. Busena Beach and Bankoku Shinryokan are also ...

              from AU$245

              The Atta Terrace Club Towers

              The Atta Terrace Club Towers

              1079 Afuso, Kunigami-gun, Onna, Okinawa-ken
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in Onna, this luxury resort is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Chura Orchard Golf Club and within 6 miles (10 km) of Kariyushi Beach and Mission Beach. Nabee Beach ...

                from AU$847

                The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa

                The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa

                1343 - 1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  This family-friendly Nago hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kariyushi Beach and Busena Marine Park. Mission Beach and Cape Manza are also ...

                  from AU$639

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