East Coast Tour
A Trip Around the East Coast to find Okinawa’s Delicious Food and Breathtaking Views
Area: Central Okinawa Main Island Tour Type: For family
- #Parent-child three-generation
10:00Depart from Nakagusukuwan Port
When one thinks about the ocean of Okinawa Main Island, most people tend to focus on the west coast lined up with resort hotels, but there are many attractive spots on the east coast as well, with many things to do different from that of the west coast! In addition to the beautiful ocean, you can find and stop by spots that interests you, and fully enjoy the islands with different unique characters. Set out on a journey to explore the deep charms of the East Coast, focusing on four remote islands where you can enjoy breathtaking views via a marine road.*When traveling by taxi, rental car, or bus, please allow plenty of time, as the time required may vary depending on traffic conditions.
- 10:10Payao Direct Sales Store (about 30 minutes)
- Kaichu-doro Marine Road
- 11:10Marine Station Ayahashi Kan (about 30 minutes)
- 12:00Hamahiga Island (about 30 minutes)
- 12:45Nuchima-su Tourist Salt Factory, Nuchiuna(about 1 hour)
- 14:00Ikei Island(about 1 hour)
- About 10 minutes by taxi
10:10Payao Direct Sales Store(about 30 minutes)
A Fish Center where Fresh Seasonal Fish from Okinawa is Served
A payao is a floating fishing reef. It is a fishing method that takes advantage of the habit of migratory fish to gather around drifting objects. Fish caught in these reefs where various fish from the surrounding seas gather are directly sold at this fresh fish center. Inshore tuna is recommended. There is also a directly operated cafeteria, where you can enjoy fresh seafood such as the set meal with lobster baked with fragrant sea urchin sauce and tuna rice bowl topped with plenty of tuna.
- About 30 minutes by taxi
Kaichu-doro Marine Road
The 4.75km Marine Road connecting Yokatsu Peninsula and Henza Island is the Longest in the Orient
A 4.75-km-long prefectural road that connects Yokatsu Peninsula and Henza Island. The Kaichu-doro Marine Road is the longest in the Orient, built by constructing a causeway instead of a bridge over shallow waters. At midway of the road, there is a road park with a marine culture museum and a marine station called “Ayahashi Kan” which has a shop selling local products and a restaurant. The beach there is crowded with swimmers and people enjoying marine sports.
- Midway of Kaichu-doro Marine Road
11:10Marine Station Ayahashi Kan (about 30 minutes)
Take a Break at the Marine Station at midway of Kaichu-doro
The Marine Station is located at midway of Kaichu-doro Marine Road. It has a store selling local specialties and a restaurant, as well as a fresh fish booth and even ice cream. On the second floor, the Uruma City Sea Culture Museum displays materials and models focusing on marine culture, including the Marlan ship, materials related to the nature and culture of the sea, and marine transportation of Okinawa, and explanations of the construction of the marine road.
- About 20 minutes by taxi
12:00Hamahiga Island (about 30 minutes)
An Island where Red-tiled Houses and Stone Walls retain an Old-fashioned Atmosphere
An undulating island with a circumference of 7 km. Residents live a half-farming and half-fishing lifestyle where houses with red-tiled roofs and stone walls still retain their old-fashioned atmosphere in Hama and Higa, the two villages on the island. In 1997, the third longest bridge in the prefecture, Hamahiga Bridge was opened connecting the island to Henza Island, attracting more people from the Okinawa Main Island by car. The island is said to have been inhabited by Amamikiyo, the god who created the Ryukyu Islands, and the village is dotted with places of worship and sacred sites. It is also a popular spot for fishing.
- About 15 minutes by taxi
12:45Nuchima-su Tourist Salt Factory, Nuchiuna(about 1 hour)
A Salt Factory on Miyagi Island, surrounded by the Beautiful Sea
A tourist facility on Miyagi Island, where unspoiled nature still remains and the vast expanse of sea stretches out. Nuchima-su, which is salt made by a patented process, falls like snow inside the factory in which it is produced. You’ll definitely be amazed at the scenery of this factory that is not found anywhere else! This is the only place where you can see salt falling like snow! The snowscape-like salt factory, the food made using Nuchimasu and local ingredients, the walkway with a wonderful view… Don’t miss experiencing the splendor of Okinawa’s nature!
- About 15 minutes by taxi
14:00Ikei Island(about 1 hour)
Many people crowd the Ikei Beach, where fine white sand expands into the highly transparent sea.
A flat island with a circumference of 7 km, connected to Miyagi Island by Ikei Bridge.
Ikei Beach, which has fine white sand and high transparency, can be seen right after crossing the Ikei Bridge, and is crowded with people who come for sea bathing or camping. It is also a great place to swim even at low tide. A variety of marine sports activities including banana boats and jet ski is also available.
- About 40 minutes by taxi
15:40Arrive at Nakagusukuwan Port
Take a trip around the East Coast to find Okinawa’s delicious food and breathtaking views. Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the East Coast that is different from the West Coast!
Many mysterious animals from the Ryukyu Islands
- About 6 hours
A beautiful old castle with the romance of history
- About 6 hours
Take a stroll while feeling the breath of Okinawan ancients
- About 5.5 hours
East Coast Tour
- About 3.5 hours
Popular Scenic Spots and Experience Tour
- About 1.5 hours