Okinawa 2 Day Itinerary: Not just Churaumi Aquarium! A soothing spot surrounded by the sea and greenery



Motobu Town is famous for the earliest cherry blossom festival in Japan, and is a popular tourist destination as an area rich in nature, including Mt. Yaetake, a famous cherry blossom viewing spot, and Minna Beach, which boasts one of the clearest beaches in Japan.
It was a relaxing and peaceful trip, healed by nature from the morning. The famous large aquarium at the Churaumi Aquarium was a powerful sight! The hotel room was cute with an aquarium theme.
I hope you will all take a look at this plan when you visit Motobu Town ✨

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

10:20am Naha Airport(那覇空港)

Departure by bus at Naha Airport! Thank goodness we can take the bus directly to our next destination, Churaumi Aquarium.
As many as 30 buses a day run from Naha Airport to Churaumi Aquarium. It is easily accessible.

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Naha Airport is located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. It is used by many people as a starting point for travel. In addition to the traditional purposes of travel and transportation, there are many stores and restaurants in the area.

12:15pm Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium(沖縄美ら海水族館)

The first place we came to was Churaumi Aquarium.
It was fun to see fish swimming around from various angles in the famous large tank and the zone with a ceiling tank as well!

Dolphin Monument

Mist was out!

Large whale shark

A large whale shark is located right in front of the aquarium.

Panoramic view of the ocean from the aquarium.

Buy Tickets

The tickets are cute and a great keepsake!
After purchasing a ticket at the reception desk, put the ticket into the ticket gate and enter!

The famous large water tank

The tank is so big that even sharks can swim comfortably in it❗️

Fish can be seen at close range.


The ceiling here also has an aquarium tank, so you feel as if you are underwater.
You can observe fish from various angles!


A ray passed over my head.

whale shark

I could see it from right below.

Shark Specimen

Various sharks are introduced in the next area

Exhibition Area

It seems you can learn about fish along with Okinawan dialect. Interesting!

Souvenir Shop

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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, located in Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, is an aquarium in Ocean Expo Park and a popular tourist spot visited by many people. The theme of the aquarium is “Encounters with the Okinawan Sea,” and visitors can encounter a wide variety of living creatures. The highlight of the aquarium is the large tank, which is one of the largest in the world. The whale sharks swimming in the tank are a sight to behold.


Lunch at Fukugiya, where you can enjoy Okinawa soba!
The atmosphere inside the restaurant is warm and woody. There are many kinds of Okinawa soba, a specialty of the restaurant. Other Okinawan dishes are also available.

This time I ordered Aasa (Sea lettus) Soba!
Arthur means seaweed in the Okinawan dialect, and the arthur broth was deliciously mixed with the Okinawan soba noodles ✨




Menu 2

If you want to eat with gusto, this is the one for you.

Dessert Menu

Produced in Motobu Town Aasa (Sea lettus) Soba 900 yen

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Fukugiya is located in Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, and operates as a restaurant. The restaurant has a warm wooden atmosphere, and its specialty is Okinawan soba noodles. There is a wide variety of soba dishes. aasa means seaweed in the Okinawan dialect, and the soup stock from the aasa is very tasty with the Okinawa soba.

1:30pm Bise no Fukugi Tree Road(備瀬のフクギ並木)

A veritable green tunnel.
It was so beautiful to see the ocean at the end of the tunnel!
I took a walk to explore and it was nice to be surrounded by greenery all around ✨

They also offer a buffalo experience!

Green Tunnel

Beyond the tunnel is the ocean.


The ocean stretched as far as the eye could see! It is soothing.

Cycling along the seaside would be fun!

Cycling here would be great.

Too beautiful sea

I could see Iejima in the distance. Just taking a walk along the beach is fun!

End of Fukugi Tree Road

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Located in Bise, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Bise no Fukugi Tree Road is a 1-km tree-lined avenue leading to Bisezaki. The sea that spreads out after passing through the green tunnel is beautiful, and exploring the area while taking a walk is recommended. A sightseeing car is also available, and the emotional scenery soothes the hearts of many visitors.

4:00pm Royal View Hotel Churaumi(ロイヤルビューホテル美ら海)

The hotel room we stayed in this time was in the annex, a short walk from the main building. You can see the Churaumi Aquarium right next door!
The room had an aquarium theme, and the fish motifs scattered throughout the room were adorable✨

I had breakfast at the hotel restaurant on the second day.


Amenities are left in the room and guests are free to take them with them.

Welcome drink of acerola juice


Room 2

There is also a large mirror in front of the desk

A large mirror would be useful.

Washrooms and bathrooms

shower room

washing machine

It would be useful for a day at the beach or something!

Simple kitchen

Microwave oven and a large refrigerator.

There was an electric kettle.


There’s also a safe.

Valuables can be stored here.

By the way, the rooms in the main building look like this

View from the window

Lovely view from a room in the main building

Breakfast on the second day

Breakfast on the second day was at the hotel restaurant.

The view from the terrace is too good ✨

Breakfast here is great!
There are also tables inside the restaurant.

Table seating in the restaurant

Breakfast is buffet style

All the desserts looked delicious.

salad corner

Corner where you can make your own taco rice

A variety of delicious-looking breads

Also found a kids’ park.

Large space for children to play a lot!

Shuttle bus departing from the hotel

The hotel has a shuttle bus service that takes you to various spots, which is very convenient!

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Royal View Hotel Churaumi is a resort hotel located in Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture. Churaumi Aquarium is right next door, and aquarium-themed rooms are also available. The rooms are decorated with fish motifs and have a very cute atmosphere. Breakfast is available at the hotel restaurant. According to reviews, the rooms are located in the annex and have a view of the aquarium.

Starbucks Coffee Okinawa Motobu-cho store(スターバックスコーヒー沖縄本部町店)

Start of the second day! After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Hanasaki Marche!

First, a coffee at Starbucks in Hanasaki Marche.
It’s a newer spot, so the building is really beautiful✨

View from the 2nd floor of Starbucks

Luxurious coffee time with a view of the ocean

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Starbucks Coffee Okinawa Motobu-cho store is a chain coffee shop located at 1421-4 Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa. This spot is located in Hanasaki Marche, a beautiful new building. It is one of the few Starbucks in Okinawa and is located in front of Hotel Mahaina Resort. You can enjoy a good cup of coffee here.

9:00am Okinawa Hanasaki Marche(オキナワ ハナサキ マルシェ)

Hanasaki Marche is a commercial facility with cafes and stores.
You can come to the market by crossing the hallway connected to the Starbucks.

It’s kind of fun to feel as if you are strolling in a foreign city! There are all kinds of stores in the market.


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Located in Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Hanasaki Marche is a resort market that includes gourmet food, shopping, and activities. Located near the Churaumi Aquarium, it is an easy stop. The market offers a wide variety of stores, making you feel as if you are strolling through a foreign city.

Sea Breeze Market

A souvenir shop with many Okinawan-style goods.
Stylish knickknacks, cute shisa figurines, accessories, aloha shirts and flip flops. All were adorable!


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Umikaze Market, located in Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, is a shopping and souvenir store. The shop offers a variety of Okinawan goods, from fashionable knick-knacks and cute shisa ornaments to accessories, aloha shirts, and flip-flops, all of which are cute and attractive.

10:00am Royal View Hotel Churaumi(ロイヤルビューホテル美ら海)

Check-out time.

It was an enjoyable 2-day and 1-night trip to Motobu, where the sea and greenery soothed me.
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