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NahaJapan

With its energetic artisan districts, lively restaurant quarters and attractive coastline, laid-back Naha is one of Japan’s attractive capital cities. 

Year-round good weather, unique Okinawan culture and stunning scenery are popular reasons to spend time in Okinawa’s biggest city. Tour the restaurants and eat delicious fresh fish and local pork dishes. Explore the glassblowing and ceramics districts to learn about the island’s artistic heritage.

A great place to start is the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in the northern part of Naha. Concealed within a huge limestone castle, the museum documents the island’s past from prehistoric times to modern days. View fossils, ancient skeletons and interactive exhibits about the 500-year history of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Nearby find a smaller art gallery, which features abstract and contemporary works from some of the island’s most talented artists.

Take a short ride south on the monorail to the famous Tsuboya District. This area has been home to the city’s pottery production since the end of the 17th century. Browse the shops and purchase a ceramic shisa. This mythological animal, a cross between a lion and a dog, is believed to provide protection from evil. Visit the Pottery Museum where displays show exquisite glazed and unglazed pieces along with old pottery wheels and tools.

Enjoy a break from the city center at Shikinaen. Here stroll through a sub-tropical garden and have great views of the city. Admire the Ryukyu villa and hexagonal Chinese pavilion that overlook a serene pond.

Lively Kokusai Dori is one of the best places to go when you get hungry. Try the local specialty of pig’s ears or choose from a tantalizing selection of sushi dishes. Many of the restaurants and bars along this 1.5-mile (2-kilometer) road hold regular cultural shows. Stay for a while and you may find yourself taking part in a traditional Okinawan dance.

Naha is located close to the southeastern coast of Okinawa. The most popular method of transportation here is the modern and efficient monorail, though buses are also available. Find accommodations in numerous hotels as well as self-catering apartments across the city.

Top hotels in Naha

Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1-5 Kume 2 Chome, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is NZ$96 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,276 reviews)

"Excellent front desk service. Very helpful personnel and the hotel is in a good location between bus station and train and the Port is a few minutes walking. Our flight was canceled and we came back to the same hotel. Spa is ok and a nice atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
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 NZ$95 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tomari Port, Midorigaoka Park and Sogenji Temple. Kokusai Dori and Fukushu-en Garden are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,024 reviews)

"Booked 2 twin rooms. Their rooms weren’t spacious, their laundry dryers had washed dusts, and one of our room’s air conditioning wasn’t working good, but nevertheless, everything else were perfect. Everyday room service, (towels, bathrobes, etc) friendly staff, amazing interiors. I just wish they ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
Loisir Hotel Naha
Loisir Hotel Naha
3.5 out of 5
3-2-1 Nishi, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is NZ$125 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.

Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kokusai Dori and Naminoue Beach. DFS Galleria Okinawa and Shurijo Castle are also within 6 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Clean, good access to the airport and the city centre. I pretty much enjoyed my stay here."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Loisir Hotel Naha
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Naha

rob cond
rob cond
3 out of 5
3-16-53, Uebaru, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is NZ$55 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Aeon Naha Shopping Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kokusai Dori and Naha Air Base. ...

4/5Very Good! (152 reviews)

"Cozy stay with very friendly staff and clean room. Just 5 mins walk from the station and 10 mins to the airport with taxi. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2019

rob cond
Mr.KINJO in NAMINOUE
Mr.KINJO in NAMINOUE
3 out of 5
2-9-3, Tsuji, Naha, Okinawa
The price is NZ$48 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.

Located in Naha City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Naminouegu Shrine and Naminoue Beach. Kokusai Dori and Tomari Port are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (116 reviews)

"Great! It was nice and clean place; I recommend it"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2020

Mr.KINJO in NAMINOUE
Allstay Kotobuki
Allstay Kotobuki
3 out of 5
1-12-10 Tsuji, Naha, Okinawa
The price is NZ$62 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Naha City Centre, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Naminouegu Shrine and Naminoue Beach. Kokusai Dori and Tomari Port are also within 1 mile ...

3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)

"清潔感があり、とても良かったです。アメニティー類が充実していればなお良かったですね。しかし、滞在中は大変心地良く過ごすことが出来ました。ありがとうございました。"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2020

Allstay Kotobuki
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Naha

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3/5 - Okay

Erica

29 May 2019

We were in Naha for two nights and spent a full day at the Aquarium up north. international shopping Street is worth a look, but public transport is lacking for other tourist spots.. It was recommended that we take taxi but that quickly adds up.

4/5 - Good

Mary

27 May 2019

Nice to go there and see a different culture. Okinawans wearing their traditional Hawaiian shirts. They are perhaps a bit more relaxed. Only transport is monorail which is limited otherwise busesy and cars. Resulting in traffic jams!

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