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Sightseeing Spots at Onna Village, Okinawa

This introductory video of Onna Village is brought to you by Onna Town Hall (恩納村役場, Onnasonyakuba).
It's a promotional video introducing various sightseeing spots, festivals, and events held in Onna, a village situated on the west coast of central Okinawa.

Onna is easily accessible from Naha Airport (那覇空港, Nahakuukou), taking around 1 hour to get to by car, and is a good base for a sightseeing trip on Okinawa's main island. Onna is regarded as one of the best resort locations in Okinawa, dotted with many large resort hotels, beaches with crystal clear water, such as those found at Cape Manzamo (万座毛, Manzamou), golf courses, and much more.

This three and a half minute long video introduces various sightseeing spots in Onna.
You'll surely find a new and exciting way to enjoy your stay in Okinawa!

Experience Okinawan Cuisine in Onna!

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The opening scene of this video (0:16) introduces Onna station (恩納の駅, Onnanoeki) market, where you can purchase freshly picked fruit and vegetables, such as mango, pineapple, passion fruit, goya and dragon fruit, grown at nearby farms.

There are also bakeries and a popular food court where you can try tropical fruit shaved ice and Okinawan soba noodles.
The locals regularly shop here instead of going to supermarkets.
You can also purchase original Onna village souvenirs here to take home with you.

Unique Experiences in Onna Village, One of Japan's Most Outstanding Tourism Spots

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Photo:Underwater

We recommend sugarcane harvesting and Okinawan brown sugar making as an activity to enjoy with the family.
You can taste the freshly picked sugarcane straight from the field and experience turning it into sugar.
You can see this at 0:48 in the video. The fresh sugar is guaranteed to taste delicious!

Onna village is known for having some of the clearest waters in Okinawa and is a popular spot for scuba diving, snorkeling, and other marine activities.
Cape Maeda (真栄田岬, Maedamisaki), also known as the Italy of Japan, hosts tours of the Blue Cave (青の洞窟, Aonodoukutsu) where you can make memories that will last a lifetime.
Manza beach (万座ビーチ, Manzabiichi) and Kariyushi beach (かりゆしビーチ, Kariyushibiichi) are popular destinations for sunbathing or swimming in the sea. Some of the most Instragrammable spots in Okinawa can be found here!

At 1:06 in the video, you can see some of the beaches around Onna village.
Please enjoy the scenery of the beautiful turquoise blue sea of Okinawa.

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (沖縄科学技術大学院大学, Okinawakagakugijutsu Daigakuindaigaku, OIST) is a university conducting research of the highest level, using world-class technology.
Feel free to look around the facilities or take part in a guided tour of the campus. It's a great opportunity to experience the unique international atmosphere of the university and witness first-hand some of the cutting-edge research taking place.
The university is featured at 1:20 in the video.

Onna Village Is Becoming Increasingly More Popular as a Wedding Resort Location

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Photo:Resort wedding bride

There are many large resort hotels in Onna where you can have a wedding.
These hotels have spacious, beautiful bright white chapels inside where you can walk down the aisle to the sound of the sanshin, an instrument fundamental to Okinawan music.
Experience a wedding truly unique to Okinawa.
This is introduced at 1:38 in the video.
Make some lasting memories in Onna, Okinawa!

Other Sightseeing Spots You Can Enjoy in Onna

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Photo:Okinawa Hari

Ryukyu village (琉球村, Ryuukyuumura) is a theme park in Onna showcasing Okinawan culture through various experiences, attractions, shows, and events.
There are also a large number of restaurants where you can try Okinawan cuisine and shops to buy souvenirs.
Even on a rainy day there is plenty to enjoy at this theme park.
You can take a look at Ryukyu village from 1:57 in the video.

Maeganeku Hari is a boat race that takes place at Maeganeku fishing port (前兼久漁港, Maeganekugyokou) in June each year.
Fishermen compete using traditional row boats called Sabani.
Around the same time, ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort hosts the Manza Hari Festival.
You can take a look at this at 2:08 in the video.
A well-established American-style restaurant called the Seaside Drive-In (シーサイドドライブイン, Shiisaidodoraibuin) was opened in 1967.
They serve a variety of American dishes such as rib steak and fried chicken which you can enjoy for lunch or just for grabbing a cup of coffee in the cafe.
When the weather is nice, you can order your food to go and enjoy the stunning scenery of the sunset here as well.

In winter, how about enjoying the night view of the Chrysanthemum illuminations?
Using artificial lighting, the Chrysanthemums here bloom in the winter creating a romantic atmosphere, one of the best-kept secret spots in Onna.

There are also events such as Unna Festival held at the end of July and the Churaumi Fireworks Display held in October, which are extremely popular among both locals and tourists.

Summary of Onna Village- Japan's Leading Travel Resort

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Photo:A superb view of Okinawa・Manzamo

We hope you enjoyed the video introducing various sightseeing spots in and around the village of Onna, in the southern paradise that is Okinawa.
You can view the sightseeing spots mentioned in this article in the video provided.

After watching the video we're sure you'll want to start planning your trip to Onna!
Which sightseeing spot would you most like to visit?
We hope this video inspires you and offers some new and exciting ways to enjoy your next resort visit!

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Nov. 24, 2020
Japan
ひろ(HIRO)
I'm a writer who likes to eat good food wherever I go
There's an Infinite Number of Ways to Enjoy Your Visit to Onna Village in Okinawa! From Natural Landscapes and Gourmet Food to Festivals and the Great Outdoors, Discover New Ways to Enjoy Your Trip to Okinawa!
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