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Visit the Onna Cultural Information Center to learn all you need to know about this historic seaside village. The center is spread out over three levels and has a library, reading room, information center, and observation deck. There are interactive audio-visual aids and guides to help you plan your trip and the reading room is a haven of tranquility where you can simply take a break. The Onna Village Museum is situated just next door and hosts both temporary and permanent exhibitions on the history, anthropology and culture of the village. There are meeting rooms and halls which are open to visitors.
About five kilometers (three miles) long, this bridge links the Katsuren Peninsula to the Miyagi, Ikei and Henza Islands. The name, kaichu-doro first referred to the large boats that went back and forth between the islands before the bridge was built. Now a beautifully scenic drive, tourists and locals have easy access to the pristine beaches and fresh seafood located on the islands.
Gala Aoiumi is a short drive from Okinawa, situated in the picturesque village of Yomitan. Located on the coast, this venue hosts workshops, classes and interactive activities like pottery making, glass blowing, stained glass painting and even salt making for all ages. There is a salt factory and museum on the premises and tours can be arranged. Explore the artificial reef on the premises where coral is grown to reintroduce into the Okinawan waters. There are several eateries and restaurants here as well. A visit here promises a fun experience for the entire family where you can see, eat and experience something uniquely local.
Before Shuri, Urasoe was the economic and cultural center of the Ryukyu Islands and still hosts a multitude of historic and cultural artifacts. The museum specializes in displaying exquisite pieces of Ryukyu lacquer ware and pottery, heavily influenced by trade with China. If you feel inspired to create, contact the museum to find out more about their pottery and wood carving classes. The museum is closed on Mondays.
The Blue Cave is a famous tourist spot in Okinawa. Tourists go to the cave by scuba diving and snorkeling. Various tourist guides, conduct tours to the blue cave also known as the “Miraculous Cave”. The Blue Cave is a different world altogether, beautiful blue waters, lively fishes and colorful corals. The world under water at Blue Cave is like a fairy tale in front of the eyes. Tourist between the ages 10-60 will good health conditions are only allowed, kids below the age 10 years require parental consent. A great experience in Okinawa, the Blue Cave is worth seeing.
This little strip of land jutting out into the azure waters is one of the most picturesque sights in Onna. The area round Cape Maeda is a popular diving spot in the region and attracts adventure enthusiasts. For those who simply want to enjoy the scenery, the plateau-like features of the cape offer sweeping views and leisurely hikes. Don't miss the spectacular sunset from here.