Monday, November 21, 2016

# Travel ♪ Complete Travel Guide of Cape Zanpa and Cape Maeda in Okinawa Japan!

Okinawa Travel
Famous Sightseeing Spots
Cape Zanpa and Cape Maeda

Question: Where are Cape Zanpa and Cape Maeda?

They are located in the central part of Okinawa. Because of the amazing sea views, many tourists also come here to visit!

Question: Other than the capes, what can we see here?

Other than the beautiful sea views, you can also find diving schools, shops, restaurants, hotels and even World Heritage Site in this area!

- Hotel -

Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach

Beach right in front of the hotel

If you take route 58 and head to the north, you can reach the famous "Churaumi Aquarium" in about 1 hour from the hotel.

Another great thing about this hotel is you just need 10-second walk from the hotel, then you can reach the beautiful beach in front of the hotel!!

All hotel room are sea view!!

So no matter which seasons you visit this hotel, you can see the beautiful Okinawa ocean just from your balcony and even your bed!!

A big breakfast to start you day!

For this breakfast buffet, you can find both Japanese and western style food. What's more, lots of food are made of Okinawa's local ingredients!!

Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach
Address: 1888 Maeda, Onna, Kunigami-Gun, Okinawa
Tel.: +81 (0) 98-964-1130
Fax.: +81 (0) 98-964-1131
Google Map
Reservation Page

- Gourmet - 

01. Cafe Restaurant LATILLA

A sea view cafe and restaurant

With white colored interior design and floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy the beautiful sea at the same time as you eat. Moreover, just 2-minute drive from here, you can reach the "Churaumi Aquarium".

Okinawa dish or Japanese dish

If you want to try some local dishes, this is a good place for you to visit!

Cafe Restaurant LATILLA
Address: 1046-2 Yamagawa, Honbu-cho, Kunigami-Gun, Okinawa
Hours: 11:30 - 21:00
Homepage (Jap.):
Google Map

02. Okinawa barbecue restaurant "Ti-da33"

Barbecue party beside the beach!

With the nice food and view, the price is not that expensive indeed!! Ti-da33 provides different set menu for you to choose. Drinks are all-you-can-drink too! Nice!

Many of you must hate to clean up things after barbecue parties. Don't worry. At Ti-da33, you can just leave this task to the restaurant :P

Address: 1861 Uza, Yomitanson, Okinawa
Tel.: 098-958-0038
Set menu:
A set (US beef) - 2,980 yen
B set (Japanese beef and pork) - 3,980 yen
C set (Japanese beef and pork) - 4,980 yen
Children (4-7 years old) 1,000 yen
Toilet and shower rooms are available
All sets include grilling and barbecue utensils, seasonings and sauces, rice
Homepage (Jap.):

- Okinawa Experience -


Ryukyu Ninja Show in Okinawa

After playing in the ocean and having some nice barbecue food, how about watching a special and exciting Ryukyu Ninja show right beside Ti-da33!

Ninja Show after barbecue party!

Highly recommend this ninja show to all visitors! You don't need to understand Japanese to understand the story. It's just simply exciting and easy to understand!!

Address: 1861 Uza, Yomitanson, Okinawa
Ticket price: 2,500 yen, (1,000 yen for elementary school students and below)
Show schedule: Thur. to Sun. everyweek
Time: 19:15 (about 40 minutes long)
Reservation and enquiry: 098-921-5238 (12:00 - 20:00), (09:00 - 17:00 on Mon. to Wed.)
Online reservation (Jap.):
Homepage (Jap.):
Google Map

02. Hill of Bios

A huge dragon in Hill of Bios!

It is a great place to take you kids to explore the Okinawa subtropical forest.

Unique experience

There are various kinds of experience and activities you can try inside the park. For example, sea kayaking in the subtropical forest, riding on the train and listening to the tour guide's introduction, or putting on the traditional Ryukyu costumes!

Hill of Bios
Address: 961-30 Ishikawakadekaru, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
Map Code: 206 005 263
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Last admission at 17:00)
Holidays: none
Tel.: 098-965-3400

Admission: 900 yen (Adults and Jr. high school above), 500 yen (Children, 4 years to elementary school students)
Admission + Boat Ride Set: 1,600 yen (Adults and Jr. high school above), 900 yen (Children, 4 years to elementary school students)
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03. Water Activities

Can't miss the water activities in Cape Zanpa

Do you still remember Marine Support TIDE ZANPA that we shared with you in summer this year? It is actually just near Cape Zanpa!

Explore the beauty of the Blue Cave

In the most famous diving spot Blue Cave, you can see the amazing blue ocean. Even you are a beginner of scuba diving, you can still try this activity! Don't worry!

Marine Support TIDE ZANPA
Address: 950 Senaha, Yomitanson, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Map Code: 1005 627 774
Access: About 60 minutes drive from Naha airport
Tel.: 098-958-2646
Hours: 08:00 - 22:00

You can make reservation by phone or email. (Up to 3 days before your experience)
English speaking staff is available.
Inquiries Tel.: +81-80-2730-7076

Homepage (Jap.):
Google Map

- Sightseeing -

01. Cape Manzamo (万座毛)

Famous for the sunset view

Standing and looking from the 20-meter high cliff, the sunset is spectacular! Actually there is another reason why it is famous.......

A cliff that looks like an elephant!

Just look at it from the side! Amazing right?

Cape Manzamo
Address: Onna, Kunigami-Gun, Okinawa
Google Map

02. Zakimi Castle (座喜味城)

UNESCO World Heritage Site

This castle was built between 1416 and 1422. The arched entrance is the photo spot!

Before and during World War II, the castle was used as a gun emplacement by the Japanese, and after the war it was used as a radar station by the US forces. Some of the walls were destroyed in order to install the radar equipment, but they have since been restored. (from wikipedia)

Zakimi Castle
Address: 708-6 Zakimi, Yomitanson, Nakagami-Gun, Okinawa
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03. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

This is the No.1 sightseeing spot in Okinawa. The biggest feature of the aquarium if definitely the whale sharks!!

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Address: 424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Tel.: +81-980-48-3748
Opening hours:
08:30 - 18:30 (last admission at 17:30) - Oct to Feb
08:30 - 20:00 (last admission at 19:00) - Mar to Sep
(Closed on first Wed. and Thur. of Dec.)
Google Map

From homepage of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

04. Bise Fukugi Trees Road

Visit the tree tunnel that leads you to the Okinawa beach. These trees are used as windbreak too.

Look! There is a buffalo carriage in the front!

It's a great place to visit no matter you want to do some cycling here or taking some nice pictures here like wedding photos!! Just 10-minute from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, you can find this special place.

Bise Fukugi Trees Road
Address: 626 Bise, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
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- Souvenirs -

01. Okashigoten (御菓子御殿)

Various kinds of Okinawa souvenirs can be found here, like the Okinawa Shisa products and Ryukyu glasses.

The most popular souvenir is the Okinawa's purple yam tart! Don't forget to get some for your family and friends.

Address: 657-1 Uza, Yomitanson, Nakagami-Gun, Okinawa
Hours: 08:30 - 21:00 (08:30 - 21:30 in Aug and Sep)
Homepage (Japanese):
Google Map

02. Okinawa limited edition - Onigiri (Rice ball) and Drinks

You need to try the local style onigiri and drinks made with Okinawa's lemon and Sanpin tea.

NISSAN Rent-a-Car

Travelling around Okinawa with your own rental car is the best way to enjoy Okinawa!! Of course, NISSAN Rent-a-Car is the best place to rent your car!

Nissan Rent-a-Car
Naha Airport 1st Outlet
Address: 3-8-17 Kanagushuku, Naha, Okinawa
Tel.: 098-858-2523
Hours: 08:00 - 20:00
Google Map

Beautiful Sesoko Beach

Before it gets dark, you need to go to the Sesoko beach to see the beautiful sunset there! Take some nice pictures while walking on the white sands!

Sesoko Beach
Address: 5750 Sesoko, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Google Map

Wanna read more about the sightseeing spots that we mentioned above? Just come back and check out our blog later. We will have more sharing with you. In the meantime, you can also read our earlier Okinawa blogs!

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