Naha is the main city on the Okinawa Island and a popular destination among local and foreign vacationers. The city has numerous attractions and many of them dating back to several centuries. The Shuri Castle is one such attraction, which served as the seat of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The castle was destroyed during WWII and the present structure was rebuilt in 1958 and in 1992. Just a few miles southeast of Naha is the pretty town of Itoman. Itoman features various cultural and architectural attractions.
The Okinawa Peace Park is a must visit site. There are several memorials in the park that are dedicated to Battle of Okinawa. The Peace Park, Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum and the Okinawa World are just a few attractions located inside the park. Naha offers visitors with some wonderful adventure activities like kiteboarding, scuba diving and saltwater fishing. The Naminoue Beach in Naha is also a great place to visit.
Naha offers visitors with a great shopping experience. The Kokusai-dori is a stetch of road lined with several shopping malls and boutiques. The OTS Info Plaza is a 24-hour shopping center in the city along the Kokusai street. The Makishi Market is also a great place for shopping, there are over 400 shops placed on one floor of the market.
Naha is served by the Naha Airport. It is the largest airport in Okinawa and also the main transportation hub on the island for both international and domestic flights. From the airport visitors can take the monorail to reach the city center. There are also buses and taxis available from the airport to the city center and other parts of the city.
Finding halal restaurants in Naha is a bit difficult. It is best for visitors to inform their hotel about their food choices in advance so that the hotel can make prior arrangements.
There are no designated mosques in Naha. There is a prayer room at the OTS Info Plaza on the 5th Floor of the Don Quijote Building. The OTS Info Plaza is a 24-hour shopping center in the city.