Things to do in Okinawa offer a stunning juxtaposition of ancient history and tradition with a bustling modern vibe and tons of theme parks, animal experiences, shopping and dining. This island has a culture that dates back thousands of years, but one that has been fundamentally changed by contact with the West. You can see native sea life at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium or see the children's museum and animals at Okinawa Zoo & Museum. You can explore the historic exhibits at Shurijo Castle. At American Village, you can explore an exciting theme park, while at Ryukyu Mura you can ride thrill rides and celebrate Okinawan traditions.

You can relax on Yonaha Beach or capture astounding views of nature at Cape Manzamo and Cape Hedo. You can tour Nago Pineapple Park to learn the history of this delicious fruit with tastings. You can even head for the clifftop Shinto Naminoue Shrine.

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