Aka Island sightseeing spots & recommended tours

Aka Island

Okinawa Aka Island teeth, Okinawa main island A popular remote island where you can enjoy day trips .

This time, Snorkeling or diving , Sea Kayaking etc. Marine Sports You can enjoy Aka Island About .
Free photo gift or, Budget tours There are a wide variety of great deals available.

If you find a plan that interests you, join a group trip or a girls' trip with friends you get along with and enjoy sightseeing on Aka Island.

What is Aka Island: What are its characteristics and attractions?

Aka Island as seen from Geruma Island
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Aka Island teeth, It is also designated as a national park. Kerama Islands One of the islands belonging to .

" Kerama Blue The highly transparent sea known as The Kerama deer, a national natural monument It is an island with beautiful seas and lush nature, where sea lions live.

There are also spots around Aka Port where you can enjoy lunch. Enjoy both gourmet food and sightseeing I can do it.
Next, we will explain Aka Island, including recommended tourist spots and how to get there.

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Aka Island Location

Aka Island teeth, Okinawa main island Located about 40km west of A small island with a circumference of 12.3km is.

Kerama Blue The sea, known as the "Great Ocean," is home to beautiful coral reefs. Okinawa's best diver spot Also famous as.

Marine Activities It is also a sacred place for the Buddha and attracts many tourists from all over the world.

Recommended sightseeing spots on Aka Island

Recommended sightseeing spots with a spectacular view of Aka Island I'll introduce three of them.

All of these spots offer a spectacular panoramic view of the Kerama Blue, so be sure to check them out.

Aka Ohashi Bridge

Aka Bridge on Aka Island
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" Aka Bridge "teeth, A 530m long bridge connecting Aka Island and Geruma Island. .
It is located close to Aka Port, so it is recommended for a stroll after arrival or while waiting for the ferry.

From Aka Bridge, Enjoy the beautiful Kerama Blue ocean view Panorama You can see the whole view at .
If the timing is right, you can see it from the bridge. Sea Turtle The clear waters of Aka Island make it possible to see them swimming. It's a spectacular view with a sense of freedom that is different from the view from the beach.

It's a great spot for Instagram, Aka Island If you visit, be sure to stop by.

Amagi Observatory

The view from Amagi Observatory
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Located about a 15-minute walk west from Aka Port, Amagi Observatory "
You can see the Aka Bridge, Geruma Island, Fukaji Island, and more. Aka Island's scenic spots is.

A spot where you can see a beautiful sunset Enjoying the relaxing island time while gazing at the romantic, magnificent view of the sea and sky is also a luxurious way to spend your time on Aka Island.

Kitahama Beach

Aka Island, Kitahama Beach
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It is written as "Kitahama" and pronounced as "Nishihama". Kitahama Beach " is located about 20 minutes on foot from Aka Port. Aka Island's main beach is.

The charm of Kitahama Beach is, Crystal clear water and beautiful white sand You can see beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish up close. It is also a popular snorkeling spot. is.

The color is more pronounced toward the ocean. Kerama Blue Gradation It's so beautiful that it will take your breath away. It's not crowded even during peak season, so it's a recommended beach for those who want to spend some time relaxing by the sea.

Access to Aka Island

Access to Aka Island
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To get to Aka Island, Naha City Take a boat from Tomari Port in Then cross the bridge.

The ship has a " Ferry Zamami "and" High-speed ferry Queen Zamami " There are two types, both of which are Zamami Island via Aka Island fart.

The boarding time for the Ferry Zamami is Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes "Queen Zamami" high-speed ferry Approximately 50 minutes During the busy summer season, the ship may be fully booked and you may not be able to board. We recommend making a reservation by phone or online. you know.

"Ferry Zamami" 1 flight per day "Queen Zamami High Speed ​​Ferry" 3 departures per day The fees are as follows:

  adult Children (up to elementary school age)
Ferry Zamami ・2,150 yen (one way)
・4,090 yen (round trip)
・1,080 yen (one way)
・2,060 yen (round trip)
High-speed ferry Queen Zamami ・3,200 yen (one way)
・6,080 yen (round trip)
・1,600 yen (one way)
・3,040 yen (round trip)
*Number of flights and fares as of July 2024.

Recommended activities on Aka Island

"Earthship Kerama" Aka Island snorkeling tour

Aka Island You can experience the beauty of the Kerama Blue Sea here. Sea Kayaking or Snorkeling etc. Marine activities are popular .

For activities such as sea kayaking and snorkeling, instructors will accompany you and provide thorough instruction to beginners, so you can enjoy the underwater world with peace of mind. All essential tools and equipment for the activity is included in the price. So you can participate lightly.

Beautiful coral reefs, colorful tropical fish, and if you're lucky... Sea Turtle Let's enjoy a walk on the sea together!

Plan with shuttle service or, Snacks and drinks provided during breaks Each tour has different perks. Free photo data gift It is popular for group trips such as girls' trips.

"Earthship Kerama" Girls enjoying a sea kayaking tour on Aka Island

The experience time is On a short tour 1–2 hours There are plans that allow you to choose between a morning or afternoon session, so you can easily fit your participation into your sightseeing schedule.

If you find a plan that you like among those that allow you to enjoy the charm of Aka Island, such as taking in the scenery or peeking into the underwater world while swimming in the sea, be sure to join and enjoy it to the fullest.

If you want to enjoy the abundant nature of Aka Island, Island walking tour I recommend it.

[Okinawa, Kerama, Aka Island] Day trip boat snorkeling course! (Photos included)

Yes from Dive Service
Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Nagannu Island)

This plan does not support English.

All you need for snorkeling is a mask, snorkel, and fins! You can enjoy it casually with light equipment. After a few minutes on the boat, you will arrive at a special snorkeling spot in Kerama that you cannot reach by boat from Naha! The world that unfolds through the mask is sure to be exciting! You will feel refreshed surrounded by beautiful tropical fish!

[Okinawa, Zamami Village, Aka Island, 90 minutes] Sea turtle snorkeling in the Kerama Islands [The sea the world loves] ☆ Beach entry ☆ Free photo data & rental

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Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Nagannu Island)

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The Kerama Islands, designated as a national park, are said to be the ocean the world loves, with such transparency that the blue color is called "Kerama Blue." There are many corals and creatures, and the diversity is so great that you will never run out of interest.☆You will encounter sea turtles with a 90% chance of encountering them.☆The sea turtles are not afraid of people, so you may even be able to swim with them.☆You can enjoy colorful corals and tropical fish while snorkeling on the beach.

[Kerama/Aka Island, approx. 90 minutes] Aka Island Village Tour, History and Culture, Take a leisurely stroll around the island to a spectacular view

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Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Nagannu Island)

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◇The Kerama Islands, designated a national park in 2014, are divided into three islands: Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, and Akajima Island. Akajima Island is the smallest of the three. The event will be held on Akajima Island. The village has a laid-back atmosphere, and although there are no convenience stores, it doesn't feel like an inconvenience, making it a very comfortable place. Time flows slowly on the island.

[Okinawa, Zamami Village, Aka Island] PM 3 hours (from 14:00) Kerama Islands "Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour in the Seas That the World Loves" ☆ Free photo data & rental

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Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Nagannu Island)

This plan does not support English.

The Kerama Islands, designated as a national park, are said to be the ocean the world loves, with such transparency that the color of the water is called "Kerama Blue." There is a huge amount of diversity in the coral and other creatures, so there is no end to the fascination. The Kerama Islands are mainly made up of three islands, Tokashiki, Zamami, and Aka, and Aka Island is the smallest of them all. Population: 2

[Zamami Village/Aka Island, approx. 6 hours] 1-day sea kayak tour of the Kerama Blue Coral Reef ☆ Lunch included ☆ Free rentals and free photo data

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Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Nagannu Island)

This plan does not support English.

Recommended for those who want to enjoy the Kerama Blue for a full day ♬ Even if it's your first time, you can enjoy it with peace of mind in a stable, easy-to-operate ruddered kayak ☆ It's straight-line so even those who aren't good at sports or girls can move forward smoothly ♪ It's a two-seater kayak so friends or lovers can chat together while paddling ☆ The sea is one of the clearest in the world, and it is ranked "World

[Okinawa, Kerama, Aka Island] Day trip OK, trial diving tour (with photos)

Yes from Dive Service
Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Nagannu Island)

This plan does not support English.

This is an introductory diving tour recommended for beginners! With a maximum of two people per instructor, even first-time divers can feel at ease! Our staff, who have over 20 years of diving instructor experience, will guide you carefully. We will take you to the "real Kerama" spots that cannot be reached by large boats from Naha. Let's make some special memories!

Enjoy sightseeing and marine sports on Aka Island!

"Earthship Kerama" Aka Island Sea Kayak Tour

Things to do in Aka Island and, Popular tours where you can enjoy marine sports We introduced the following:

Activity Japan has: Marine tour on Aka Island is abundant.
If you find a plan that interests you, join a group of like-minded friends on a girls' trip or similar trip and enjoy the great outdoors of Aka Island in an active environment.

*The content of this article is current as of July 2024.
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