Located in central Okinawa, Yomitan Village is known as the most populous village in the Japan and offers wonderful tourist destinations and history.
Yomitan Village is packed with many attractions, such as the beach with a superb view and the ruins of Zakimi Castle, which is registered as a World Heritage Site.
This is my first post, so in order to get to know Yomitan Village, I will introduce Yomitan Village, such as sightseeing spots, hotel information, weather, and history.
【Introduction of popular sightseeing spots in Yomitan Village】
・World Heritage Zakimi Castle Ruins and Yuntanza Museum
In Yomitan Village, Okinawa Prefecture, there is the ruins of Zakimi Castle, which is registered as a World Heritage Site!
This was used as a fortress of the Ryukyu Kingdom from the 15th to the 17th century, and is now selected as one of Japan 100 best castles, and is a tourist destination where you can enjoy magnificent scenery and history.
In addition, at Yuntanza Museum near the ruins of Zakimi Castle, you can learn about the history, culture, nature, and arts and crafts of Yomitan Village!
The museum has many historical relics and exhibits.
・Toguchi Beach (Toguchi Beach)
Toguchi Beach in Yomitan Village, Okinawa Prefecture, is a beautiful local beach featuring white sand and crystal clear seawater!
The waves are calm and the water depth is shallow, so it is also recommended for families.
You can also enjoy snorkeling and diving.
There are also cafes and restaurants along the beach, so you can spend the whole day relaxing!
Cape Zanpa, located at the westernmost tip of the main island of Okinawa in Yomitan Village, is known as a spot where you can see beautiful sunsets.
Cape Zanpa has the Cape Zanpa Lighthouse, which is also famous as a lighthouse that can be climbed, and the view from the lighthouse is a superb view point where you can overlook the west coast of the main island of Okinawa!
There is also a walking path, where you can take a walk while enjoying the nature and sea view.
・Yachimun no Sato
Yachimun-no-sato is an area where traditional Okinawan pottery (pottery) "Yachimun" gathers.
While strolling, you can discover unique pottery and vessels, and create your own work in the hands-on class.
It is also a spot where you can feel the history and culture of Yomitan Village!
【Introducing the history of Yomitan Village】
Yomitan Village is an area that flourished during the Ryukyu Kingdom period since ancient times.
You can feel the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom such as the ruins of Zakimi Castle.
In addition, after the war, a U.S. military base was established, and many people related to the base came to live there.
Therefore, in Yomitan Village, you can enjoy a unique atmosphere that fuses traditional Okinawan culture and American culture!
【Annual weather in Yomitan Village】
Okinawa Prefecture is characterized by a warm climate throughout the year!
Yomitan Village is no exception, and even in winter, the average temperature exceeds 15°C, making it easy to spend.
From June to September, it is easily affected by typhoons and it rains a lot.
When planning your sightseeing, pay attention to the weather.
【Introduction of hotels in Yomitan Village】
Yomitan Village has a wide range of accommodation facilities, from luxury resort hotels to business hotels and guest houses.
Located on the beachfront, this resort hotel offers a full range of facilities including a private beach, pool and spa.
On the other hand, at guesthouses and guest houses, you can experience Okinawan life while interacting with local people!
Yomitan Village has many popular sightseeing spots such as beautiful beaches and the World Heritage Zakimi Castle Ruins, so you can enjoy a satisfying trip.
Not only can you experience the history and culture, but you can also spend a relaxing time at the resort.
Please plan your trip to Yomitan Village and experience its charm.
In Yomitan Village, there are also many local restaurants and restaurants where you can enjoy Okinawan cuisine.
Soki soba noodles, Okinawa soba noodles, red potato tarts, etc., you can enjoy sightseeing while enjoying local flavors.
If you like alcohol, please enjoy awamori.
The Higa Brewery in Yomitan Village makes the popular awamori "Zanpa", and you can also visit the old sake brewery.
In addition, Yomitan Village is easily accessible by car from Naha City, about 1 hour by car.
It is easy to access from Naha Airport and is also recommended as a base for traveling to Okinawa.
We hope you have a wonderful time in Yomitan Village.