Things to Do in Okinawa with Kids: Family-Friendly Activities and Tours

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Watersports like sunset SUPs and snorkeling are also among the best things to do in Okinawa with kids, with the prefecture also home to the Chatan sea park that the family is sure to love as well. Spend time in strange blue caves, riding ATVs in pineapple parks, and exploring jungles under the cover of breathtaking constellations at night. There are also cultural handicrafts and experiences for the kids to try out, including Shisa lion making, watching folk performances and poetry, glass making, and so much more!

Bring the family along for the best time ever, exploring the many awesome things to do in Okinawa with kids!

1. Bus tours of giant whale sharks and a pineapple park

Natural light piercing through 10 million liters of blue water to illuminate mammoth whale sharks, Okinawa Churaumi aquarium is perfect for bus tours! Consider Nago Pineapple park as well!

珍宝旅游有限公司
Bus Tour from Naha to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Kouri Island, Cape Manzamo, and Nago Pineapple Park
Naha, Okinawa
珍宝旅游有限公司
Bus Tour from Naha to Churaumi Aquarium, Manza Underwater Observatory Boat, Kouri Island, and American Village
Naha, Okinawa
三重交通株式会社(旅游销售系统)
Bus Tour from Naha to the Valley of Gangala
Naha, Okinawa

2. Explore glowing blue caves and a glorious cape

A magnificent coastline at Cape Maeda with grand views of the ocean and sparkling blue caves in Onna village ensure world-class snorkeling in Okinawa. Swim with green turtles and manta rays!

马尔代夫
Family-Friendly Snorkeling Tour: Experience Swimming and Feeding Fish at the Blue Cave of Okinawa
Onna, Okinawa
潜水店 Ryo
Enjoy the Clear Waters of Okinawa in Swimming and Snorkeling Experiences with Your Family (Children from 2 Years Old Can Participate)
Onna, Okinawa
冲绳避暑山庄
Explore the Various Tropical Fish at a Kids-Friendly Snorkeling Experience (Small Children Can Peek at the Water from the Float Through the Glass Boxes)
Onna, Okinawa
海洋俱乐部吉吉
Family-Friendly Snorkeling Experience and a Boat Tour to the Blue Cave of Okinawa!
Onna, Okinawa

3. Sea fishing gateways with enormous mackerels

Show the kids where our food comes from and create lifelong memories fishing for amberjacks in Chatan, Onna, and Iriomote. Reel in tuna and giant mackerels for your social media selfies!

冲绳海芦之
Beginner and Children-Friendly Boat Fishing Tour in Okinawa
Kadena, Okinawa
冲绳海上运动【北谷町渔业合作综合信息中心】北谷海洋公园
Charter Boat Fishing Tour in Chatan (Recommended for Beginners and Children)
Chatan, Okinawa
观光休闲垂钓 Blue Vanessa
Fishing Tour in the Beautiful Sea of Okinawa! Cook the Fish You Catch and Enjoy a Delicious Meal with Your Friends and Family!
Motobu, Okinawa
石垣岛海洋时间
Half-Day Fishing Experience That Children and Beginners Can Easily Enjoy in Okinawa!
Taketomi, Okinawa

4. Ride into the sunset at Ishigaki island

Storybook endings become a reality in Ishigaki and Iriomote islands, where you can enjoy twilight canoeing into a seascape light by the fading yellow of a disappearing sun. Transparent kayaking is just as magical!

冲绳海芦之
Explore the Subtropical Plans and the Unique Nature Scenery in a Mangrove Kayaking Adventure!
Kadena, Okinawa
冒险岛
Embark on a Mangrove Kayaking Adventure with Your Family!
Kin, Okinawa

5. Cuddle up with family in an Okinawa banana boat

美丽的蓝色海洋和童话般的风景搭配什么?当然,为什么要全家乘坐香蕉船!碧绿的海浪在你的脚下舔舐,你会玩得很开心!

冲绳潜水店 Sea Free
Enjoy 3 Marine Sports Activities Including an Exciting Banana Boat Ride with Your Friends and Family!
Ginoza, Okinawa
COCONUTS CLUB
Ride a Banana Boat and Enjoy the Lovely Scenery from the Water of Kouri Island with Your Friends and Family!
Nakijin, Okinawa
冲绳避暑山庄
Double the Fun with Blue Cave Snorkeling and Banana Boat Tour in Onna!
Onna, Okinawa

6. Hang out with mermaids at Onna village

In Onna, mermaids are not a figment of the imagination; they are real and warm creatures with a penchant for photography. Spend time with beautiful mermaids, and let the kids take pictures for proof to their friends!

冲绳潜水店 Sea Free
Mermaid Swim Experience & Blue Cave Snorkeling!
Onna, Okinawa
喜利穗商店
Transform into a Mermaid and Enjoy a Snorkeling Experience and Explore the Vast Colorful Coral Reefs!
Taketomi, Okinawa
冲绳潜水店 Sea Free
Wear a Mermaid Swimwear and Try to Swim Like Mermaids in Okinawa! (Small Children from the Age of 2 Years Old Can Participate)
Onna, Okinawa

7. Play in waterfalls and ziplines in Yanbaru

Touched by overwhelming nature and clear streams, Yanbaru and Iriomote are some of the few places to experience treats of waterfall climbing, natural sliders, overwater ziplining, and canyoning!

冲绳潜水店 Sea Free
River Trekking & Blue Cave Snorkeling
Nago City, Okinawa
西表岛冒险 PiPi
Jump into the River, Slide Down the Waterfall, and More in a Thrilling Canyoning Experience! (Family-Friendly Course)
Taketomi, Okinawa
西表岛冒险 PiPi
Outdoor Nature Activities for the Whole Family: Mangrove Kayaking or SUP, and Canyoning Adventures!
Taketomi, Okinawa

8. Okinawa ATV tours: Explore incredible landscapes in style

Across Nago, Itoman, Iriomote, and Ishigaki, buggy tours are available featuring courses across large farms, beautiful jungles, and pineapple villages. Children can ride with their parents for an amazing thrill in nature!

冲击 Yabarunture
Get Muddy with a 4-Wheel Buggy Ride Tour in a Village Famous for Pineapples in Okinawa! (Family-friendly Experience)
Higashi, Okinawa
冲击 Yabarunture
Explore the Jungle with Buggies While Experiencing the Ocean Breeze in Itoman Okinawa (Beginner and Children-friendly course)
Itoman, Okinawa

9. Uncover geological mysteries in Miyakojima

令人惊叹的石灰岩洞穴,如宫古岛的南瓜洞穴,提供令人耳目一新的探索。在钟乳石下涉水,头灯照亮道路,揭开古老的奥秘!

西表岛冒险 PiPi
Iriomote Island Limestone Cave Exploration (Half-day Tour)
Taketomi, Okinawa
西表岛冒险 PiPi
Enjoy Mangrove Cruising and Exploring a Limestone Cave in Iriomote Island
Taketomi, Okinawa
珊瑚海岸
Limestone Cave Exploration Tour in Miyakojima
Miyakojima, Okinawa

10. A tasty tour for the entire family

The whole family can enjoy a day out in Nago and Miyakojima while chilling to the aroma of a beach barbecue. Delicious seafood, beef, exotic pineapples, and more are on the menu!

五洋
Bbq on the Beach with Your Friends and Family While Enjoying Various Marine Sports!
Nago, Okinawa
山原烧烤啤酒园
Enjoy Delicious Bbq and Camping with Your Family, Couple, or Friends at Yanbaru Bbq and Camp! (All Tents and Ingredients Included)
Nakijin, Okinawa
蓝诗
Experience Blue Cave Snorkeling and Savor Bbq with Incredible Views and Fresh Beach Breeze!
Onna, Okinawa

11. Ishigaki Tree climbing: Follow adventure up a tree

Sit on a branch and stare out into the sea, or find a scenic sleeping spot on a hammock beside the quiet gushes of seawater playing a game of tag with the sand. Find out why monkeys love trees so much!

户外导游MUSUBI
Climb a Tree, Relax on a Swing and Feel the Fresh Sea-Wind While Enjoying Seasonal Tropical Fruits and Herbal Teas from Ishigakijima!
Taketomi, Okinawa
户外导游MUSUBI
Enjoy a Kayaking Tour in Ishigaki Island and Relax on a Hammock Hanging from a Tree (Lunch Included)
Taketomi, Okinawa

12. Keep in shape with island strolls

An adventure in the outdoors is a great fitness plan for the family. Trek across clear streams, dreamy forests, and scenic mountain trails as you bump into members of the diverse ecosystem in Iriomote, Ishigaki, and Yanbaru!

HABU ASOBI
Extraordinary Family Trekking Tour at Yanbaru River!
Nago, Okinawa
西表岛 KEN GUIDE
Explore the Incredible Nature of Iriomote Island at a Jungle Trekking, Caving, and Mangrove Canoeing Tour!
Taketomi, Okinawa
西表岛独木舟之旅风车
Guided Mangrove Kayaking and Waterfall Trekking Exploration Course
Taketomi, Okinawa
冲绳特产镰田
Make a Memorable Family Trip: Yanbaru Forest River Trekking Tour
Nago, Okinawa

13. Okinawa cosplay photoshoots: Become a mermaid, or samurai, for the day

Available in all sizes for children and adults alike, mermaid cosplays on a beautiful beach is a nice way to spend an afternoon. You can also try out kimono dress-ups in Naha, with options for ninja and samurai armor, complete with katanas!

和服 Staj 花 花
Unique Way to Capture a Family Photoshoot Dressed Up in Okinawa's Traditional Kimono!
Naha, Okinawa
琉球娱乐
Wear a Mermaid Costume and Get Your Photos Taken by a Professional Photographer at the Beach!
Okinawa

14. Fun with culture: Ishigaki folk songs and dance

Ishigaki island has a rich folk heritage. Get treated to some of that inspiring culture involving customary Yaeyama folk songs, popular during farming and festivals, and traditional performances, often encompassing beautiful poetry!

Staging Prime Co., Ltd.
Enjoy a Traditional Folk Dance and Song Performance in Okinawa
Taketomi, Okinawa

15. Stop and smell the roses in Okinawa city

冲绳市植物园是可爱的山羊、仓鼠和好奇的水豚的家园,在棕榈林和花园中为家人提供清新的体验。有超过 1300 种热带植物品种供客人探索!

东南植物园
Southeast Botanical Gardens Admission Tickets
Chibana, Okinawa

16. Play out on the open sea at Chatan Sea park

Inflated rubber molds into a beautiful playground, minutes away from the Chatan shoreline. The pontoon park entails free diving, SUP cycling, clear water kayaking, sliders, and boat fishing!

冲绳海上运动【北谷町渔业合作综合信息中心】北谷海洋公园
Enjoy a Fun Day at the Sea Playing at a Waterpark in Chatan!
Chatan, Okinawa

17. Embracing Japanese mythology with Shisa lion crafting

The Shisa lion is believed to keep evil away or hold the good in depending on placements around the house. Making this important Ryukyuan artifact is always an interesting affair!

手工体验工作室天大
Children-Friendly Shisa Lion Painting Experience
Naha, Okinawa
Shisa体验琉球窑
Make, Bake, Paint and Take Home: Shisa Lion Crafting Workshop!
Nago, Okinawa
冲绳艺术体验Churafu
Family-Friendly Experience: Shisa Lion Painting Course
Naha, Okinawa

18. Make the world beautiful, one T-shirt at a time

Colors are the essence of life, making the mundane gorgeous and uplifting the boring into excitement. Showcase your painting skills with Okinawa dyeing experiences entailing eco-bags, book covers, T-shirts, and more!

瓶子染色
Paint & Dye T-Shirts with Your Favorite Stylish Designs
Higashi, Okinawa
工作坊 Chura Sea House
Learn How to Dye Textiles Using Okinawa's Traditional Patterns and Crafts
Okinawa
首里龙泉
Coral Dyeing Workshop at Shuri Ryusen in Okinawa
Naha, Okinawa

19. Fun with art: Sandblasting and glass workshops

From gorgeous photo frames to lovely Ryukyu glass utensils and colorful chandeliers, glass workshops and sandblasting experiences are a great way to fuel creativity and make beautiful items to commemorate the holiday!

石垣岛玻璃博物馆
Make Your Own Ryukyu Glass Using Traditional Blown Glass Methods
Taketomi, Okinawa
石垣岛玻璃博物馆
Perfect for Travel Memorial! Make Original Glass Works with Sandblasting Techniques
Taketomi, Okinawa

20. Ox-cart rides in blissful islands

How was life like in the medieval age? Find out on ox cart strolls around the beautiful Okinawa islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote, the latter home the only cat of its kind!

西表岛冒险 PiPi
Island Sightseeing Tour Riding an Ox-Cart with Mangrove SUP or Canoe!
Taketomi, Okinawa,
石垣岛冒险 PiPi
Phantom Island Snorkeling & Taketomi Island Sightseeing on an Ox-cart!
Taketomi, Okinawa

21. Make beautiful shellfish and other accessories

Break away from technology-addictions, with some quality family bonding over jewelry and other accessory making. Have fun with gorgeous pearls and kimono makeovers, including tiny umbrellas and makeup!

22. Red potatoes and candy making in Naha

Learning to cook is an important part of growing up. You and the children have the opportunity to craft exotic dishes like soba noodles, mochi, red potatoes, pork, candy, and much more with Okinawa cooking lessons!

冲绳的味道
Okinawa Local Food Cooking Experience and Market Walking Tour
Naha, Okinawa
Yagaji生态二网
Family-Friendly Cooking Class at Okinawa: Authentic Buckwheat Making Experience
Nago, Okinawa
Yagaji生态二网
Cooking Class for Families and Groups: Ryukyu Candy Making Experience
Nago, Okinawa

23. Cast your dreams on a shooting star

Okinawa enjoys a splendid share of the Milky Way, and the stars are magical this time of year. Hold hands in the beautiful moonlight and enjoy strolls under a picture-perfect sky!

宫古岛旅涌
Miyakojima Starry Sky Photo Tour (Watch the Beautiful Night Sky and the Milky Way)
Miyakojima, Okinawa
Churashima Night Sky Photo Studio
Make Memories of a Wonderful Trip Under the Starry Night Sky
Itoman, Okinawa
STARGATE ENTERTAINMENT
Observe the Starry Sky in Nakijin and Take Memorable Photos with Your Friends and Family in a Professional Photography Session
Nakijin, Okinawa

24. Okinawa Jungle Night Tours

When the sun goes down, the friendly and beautiful night critters of Iriomote wake to scavenge food. Be sure to also catch the beautiful sunset and lightning bugs in Onna village!

西表岛冒险 PiPi
Cruise the Mangrove River of Iriomote Island at Night with a SUP or Canoe & Enjoy the Fantastic Sagaribana Flowers That Bloom at Night!
Uehara, Taketomi, Okinawa
石垣岛冒险 PiPi
Enjoy an Exciting Guided Night Tour in the Subtropical Jungle of Ishigakijima and Watch the Starry Sky
Uehara, Taketomi, Okinawa
西表岛冒险 PiPi
Explore the Bright Night Sky of Iriomote Island and the Subtropical Jungle Creatures in a Guided Night Tour
Uehara, Taketomi, Okinawa

Frequently asked questions

Q What activities are good for families visiting Okinawa?

A A beautiful coastline and serene islands ensure the things to do in Okinawa with kids are endless. Families with children should consider:

• 烧烤郊游

• 美丽海水族馆巴士之旅

• 参观名护菠萝园

• 角色扮演照片拍摄

• Shisa 狮子制作

• 美人鱼冒险

Q Why is Okinawa so popular? What makes it famous?

A Okinawa is especially famous for its top-notch scuba diving, watersports, and beautiful islands such as Ishigaki and Iriomote. It also steals spotlights with its impressive theme parks and Okinawa Churaumi aquarium, which was the largest in the world up until 2005.

Q Are there any good things to do in Okinawa at night?

A Sub-tropical jungle expeditions and starry sky tours are excellent things to do in Okinawa with kids at night. The family is sure to appreciate the unique nature, and the streaming comets and twinkling stars, among many other delights, exclusive to the darkness.

Q What family-friendly, outdoor activities are available in Okinawa?

A Have fun as a family with tours in unique blue caves and rides on banana boats. More adventures entail:

• 石垣岛浮潜

• 黑潮海钓

• 名护沙滩车之旅

• 在大自然的天堂乘坐西表牛车

• 在Yanbaru 溪降

• 石灰岩探洞之旅

• 植物园漫步

Q What transport options are available for the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium?

A From the airport in Naha, you can get a direct bus to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which takes approximately 1.5 hours. The American village, Okinawa world, Manzamo, Kouri Island, and Nago Pineapple park are great places to visit as well when in Okinawa!

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