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NahaJapan

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.

Top Hotels in Naha

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 CA $77 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,028 reviews)

"the breakfast was very good, and the room was also pretty nice with a big bathtub."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2021

HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1-5 Kume 2 Chome, Naha, Okinawa-ken
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $60 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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! (1,321 reviews)

"Very reasonable price at such a convenient location."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
APA Hotel Naha
APA Hotel Naha
3 out of 5
1-4-16,Matsuyama, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is CA $49 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kokusai Dori, Tomari Port, and Okinawa Prefectural Office. Naminoue Beach and DFS Galleria ...

3.7/5Good! (1,018 reviews)
Good hotel

"I usually always stay at Apa and i highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2020

APA 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.

Vacation Rentals in Naha

Mr.KINJO in NAMINOUE
Mr.KINJO in NAMINOUE
3 out of 5
2-9-3, Tsuji, Naha, Okinawa
The price is CA $33 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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! (121 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2020

Mr.KINJO in NAMINOUE
Mr.KINJO LINK in Kume NAHA
Mr.KINJO LINK in Kume NAHA
3 out of 5
2-26-17 Kume, Naha, Okinawa
The price is CA $33 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Naha City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Naminoue Beach and Kokusai Dori. Tomari Port and Okinawa Prefectural Office ...

4.3/5Excellent! (39 reviews)

"Overalls ok,but if you don’t speak Japanese then you’re in trouble,reception start from 3pm to 9pm only,to access to the City you have to hire taxi service."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

Mr.KINJO LINK in Kume NAHA
Mr.KINJO in MIEBASHI
Mr.KINJO in MIEBASHI
3 out of 5
2-19-21 Makishi, Naha, Okinawa
The price is CA $39 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Naha City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Midorigaoka Park and Kokusai Dori. Tomari Port and Okinawa Prefectural Office ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (156 reviews)
Standard Mr Kinjo, would stay again

"This was a great place for a long term stay at a great price. We decided on two beds since the one bed is a little small for two people. The two bed layout also has more accessible outlets. The area has plenty of food and is within walking distance of the shopping street. We would stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2020

Mr.KINJO in MIEBASHI
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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Babs

Feb 15, 2020

So much untapped potential.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 11, 2019

Don’t come in August as it’s typhoon season

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 2, 2019

It is a nice location, the parks are beautiful and it is definitely a nice and relaxing pace compared to main Japan.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 8, 2019

I would come back someday I think, I really liked the clothing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 17, 2018

Hawaii in Japan? Nice weather and eye opening experiences abound everywhere you go.

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