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Outdoor Recreation & Living in Okinawa Japan

Okinawa is ABSOLUTELY PACKED with outdoor activities - from watersports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and boating to hiking, geocaching, hanging on the beach, you name it...

If we can help you in any way as you PCS/move to Japan, or as you enjoy the great outdoors, watersports, & recreation that Okinawa has to offer, please let us know.  This page is expanding quickly. . . here's what is on deck next:

Coming Soon  Rock Climbing & Geocaching

  Okinawa Beaches

Some of the best beaches in the world are in Okinawa.  Many of them have cabins, camping, or cabanas for rent, in addition to various water sports like jetskis, paragliding, scuba diving, and snorkeling.   Check out these favorites:

  • Ikei Beach
  • Okuma Beach & Recreation Center
  • Torii Beach
  • White Beach
  • Zanpa Beach & Lighthouse Cliffs
  • Add another beach here. . .

 

 
  Best Diving Spots in Okinawa

Some of the best scuba diving in the world is also in Okinawa.  With Tsunami Gear & Kadena Marina, getting dive certified is relatively inexpensive.  Some of our favorite dive locations:

  • Maeda Point
  • Maeda Flats (great for snorkeling too!)
  • Diving with the Whale Sharks
  • Add another dive spot here. . .

 

 
  Parks & Playgrounds

Parks & Playgrounds are HUGE in Okinawa - popular, plentiful, unique, and FUN!  You have not seen slides, jungle gyms, or play areas like this - and for FREE!  Seriously, you have got to check these out. 

Forewarning - if you try one of the rollerslides, be sure to bring a large piece of cardboard. . .the slide is faster this way.  If you forget it, you will get a nice (rug burn like) surprise on your bum.

  • Okinawa Comprehensive Park
  • Pirateship Park (next to Araha beach)
  • Treehouse Park (by Tropical beach)
  • Shisha Park (by Tropical beach)
  • Add another park here. . .
 
   

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Geocaching - Know anyone who would like to contribute? Click here and send us your thoughts,!!!

 

 

  Is there a beach or dive spot you wish we had covered?  Send us an email and we will research it more for you!  Even better, if you have been to another great dive spot, beach, or other outdoor recreation area, write a review, for other military members. . .