Nagannu Island Okinawa

Nagannu Island in Okinawa
In a range 20 – 30 minutes by ferry from Naha city, there is the area are called “Keiseshima (慶伊瀬島)” consisted by 3 uninhabited islands. “Nagannu Island (ナガンヌ島)” is one of those them, developed as resort Island and has cottages that tourists can stay at. Because to easy access from Naha city, many tourists go there as one day trip. And many interesting activity tours are provided by Nagannu Island’s official association such as 1.Boat snorkeling, 2.Ocean walk, 3.Dragon boat, 4.Wakeboard and so on.
 
No matter whoever of friends, family you go with or even if you join the tour alone, you can have fun with lots of activities in this beautiful Island for sure. Here are some activity information. We hope it is helpful for you and make your days more interesting.
 

For tourists who want to enjoy these activity while their short stay, there are package tours including ferry fare, facility (cottage) fee, equipment fee and so on from Naha city as well. These packages are pretty reasonable, but not available from October to March. The prices are changed by seasonable reasons so please check more details on their official website too.
 
Nagannu Island official website

Sea bathing package
Apr / May / Jun / Oct / Nov (Exc. lunch) Jul / Aug / Sep (Inc. lunch Curry)
Above 12 years old: 4200 YEN Above 12 years old: 5800 YEN
4 – 11 years: 3200 YEN 4 – 11 years: 4800 YEN
0 – 3 years: 500 YEN 0 – 3 years: 500 YEN
Snorkeling Package
Apr / May / Jun / Oct / Nov (Exc. lunch) Jul / Aug / Sep (Inc. lunch Curry)
Above 12 years old: 6000 YEN Above 12 years old: 8000 YEN
6 – 11 years: 5000 YEN 6 – 11 years: 7000 YEN
*Below 5 years only can choose Sae bathing package
Ocean walk (Sea walk) Package
Apr / May / Jun / Oct / Nov (Exc. lunch) Jul / Aug / Sep (Inc. lunch Curry)
Above 12 years old: 7200 YEN Above 12 years old: 9000 YEN
10 – 11 years: 7200 YEN 10 – 11 years: 9000 YEN
*Below 9 years only can choose Sae bathing package
Appearance of Nagannu Island Okinawa
Cottage are very clean and comfortable to stay with aircon. They provide optional service as well such as BBQ for the family. Please go to Nagannu Island official website to get more of information and enjoy your stay at paradise of mother nature!!
 
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Basic information of Okinawa

About Okinawa
Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan, located between Kyushu Island and Taiwan. The seas surrounding Okinawa’s Islands are recognized one of the most beautiful with coral reefs. Lots of tourist enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing at Okinawa these years. The subtropical climate with high temperatures barely fall to 15 degrees in winter season is one of the reason why Okinawa is popular destination in all seasons in a year. For wedding, coastland Chapels are chosen by hundreds young couples from Hong Kong for their wedding ceremony and pre wedding. Especially May, October and November are the highest season in a year, and couples normally start to arrange their schedule at least one year advance.
Weather of Okinawa
The average temperature: 23.1°C
The average annual rainfall: 2,040.8 mm
The highest temperature: 31.8°C (July)
The Lowest temperature: 14.6°C (January)
*Investigation: 1981 – 2010
Weather of Fukuoka
Rainy season of Okinawa
Rainy season in Okinawa prefecture starts on 8th – 15th May and end on 15th -23rd June.
It starts and ends earliest in Japan. All beaches are opened earlier than other prefecture in Japan and many family tourists travel to Okinawa for summer vacation during their home town is still in rainy season. But Okinawa is the place that typhoon hit most in Japan. According to investigation in last 10 years, around 2 typhoons make landfall in Okinawa in a month on August and September.
Rainy season of Fukuoka
Population of Okinawa
The population of Okinawa prefecture is around 1,431,000 as of June 2016.
Kayamajima Island and Aragusukujima Island (underlying) has only 2 residents on each Islands.
Geography of Okinawa
Okinawa is located middle if Kyushu and Taiwan, consisting by 160 Islands. Total area of Okinawa prefecture is around 2,271 km2
Area rank: 4th smallest of all prefectures in Japan.
Popular local food of Okinawa
Since U.S. Army has been staying in Okinawa Island for long, it has at least some effect on Okinawa food and dishes. There are lots of hamburger or hot dog restaurants in whole Okinawa Island. And “Taco rice” cooked with minced meat, onion and cheese is also one of the most famous Okinawa local food. It also effected by American taste.
On the other hand, “Bitter Melon Stir Fry with Tofu and Egg (Goya champuru)” and “Umibudou” are representative Okinawa local dishes. In addition, Okinawa prefecture is famous for Shochu / Awamori producing, These has variety of alcohol content such as 20% ~ 50%. All these foods and alcohol are only offered in Okinawa prefecture. You should try local food at least once when you visit Okinawa.

osaka local foods
In addition, Okinawa prefecture is famous for Shochu / Awamori producing, These has variety of alcohol content such as 20% ~ 50%. All these foods and alcohol are only offered in Okinawa prefecture. You should try local food at least once when you visit Okinawa.

osaka local foods
Transportation of Okinawa
●Okinawa monorail (Naha city) ●Bus

Unfortunately, Okinawa prefecture only has monorail in Naha city and bus to go away from city. There is no transportation such as train or subway. That is why there are lots of rental car shop and their price is quite reasonable. You can find travel packages including rental car that provided by travel agency. If you have international driving license, we highly recommend you to drive a car by yourself. It must make you go through your schedule smoothly.
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Okinawa
Manzamo (万座毛), Churaumi Aquarium (美ら海水族館), Taketomi Island (竹富島)
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Okinawa
(2014) 370,330 people
(2015) 562,450 people (+ 51%)
Major events and festivals of Okinawa
●Orion beer festival (at Koza sports park at the end of August)
●Whole Okinawa “Eisa~” festival
●Peaceful love Rock festival (at Okinawa city Koza park at early of July)
●Naha city “Tsunahiki” festival (at Kokusai dori and Rute 58 at early to middle of October)
and much more.
Celebrities from Okinawa
Namie Amuro, Da Pump, SPEED, Yui Arakaki, Yu Yamada, Ai Miyazato, Takefumi Yoshimoto, Ryoko Kuninaka, Meisa Kuroki, Yukie Nakama, Fumi Nikaido, GACKT, Kiroro, MAX
Professional sport teams of Okinawa
●Football
>FC Ryukyu
●Basketball
>Ryukyu Golden Kings
●Boxing
>Rykyu Boxing Gym
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