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10 Things to Do, See, and Eat on a Honeymoon Trip in Okinawa

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An island known for its sun-drenched beaches and turquoise coast, also historical sites filled with the remnants of World War II, Okinawa offers unforgettable experiences for every type of honeymooner.

Often referred to as the Jewel of the Pacific, Okinawa is located on the southernmost part of Japan. Okinawa consists of 160 islands in various sizes scattered across the area, surrounded by the world's most beautiful seas filled with colorful marine life and coral reefs. Thanks to its subtropical climate, you can enjoy warm weather all year round (yes, pack those off-shoulder tops, sundresses, and bikinis!). It's worth noting that the best period to visit Okinawa is during spring and autumn, around March to early May and late September to December.


Newlyweds can enjoy a variety of activities and attractions that suit their honeymoon style. Those who are looking for a romance-filled trip will definitely love to stroll by the white-sand beaches, seeing the sun set beneath the breathtaking golden sky. Meanwhile, adventurous couples will be thrilled by the abundance of water-sport activities and nature explorations. There are also luxurious retreats, historic sites, and cultural attractions that would be perfect for laid-back honeymooners who simply want to take a break and enjoy a relaxing time at the island.

To help you plan the ultimate honeymoon trip to Okinawa, we've compiled a list of things to do, see, and eat, along with some pretty pictures of this Japanese prefecture to get you inspired. Get ready to book your tickets after this!

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Enjoy Beach Day at Cape Maeda

Since you're going to a tropical island, it's only natural for you to want to soak up the sun, enjoy the warm sandy beach, and dive into the clear blue ocean. The perfect place to do all of this is Cape Maeda. Said to be the best snorkeling site in Okinawa, Cape Maeda is famous for its grottos and caves filled with colorful fishes. Whether you prefer to go underwater and feed some fishes, walk down the coastline, or lie on the beach and take lots of panoramic photos for your Instagram, Cape Maeda is truly the place to be.

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The Best Venues to Throw a Tropical Destination Wedding of Your Dreams

Why wait until your honeymoon to enjoy the beauty of Okinawa? If the idea of getting married on the island seems like a vision of your dream wedding, then these chapels are the best places to do it.

Managed by the world's leading bridal company, Watabe Wedding Group, these gorgeous chapels offer a one-stop service for engaged couples, ranging from venue, catering, decoration, dress, hair and makeup, photography, even officiants. All you have to do is bring your party to the island and just enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Aqualuce Chapel

With its marble altar overlooking a breathtaking blue ocean view, you will be walking down the aisle in a truly dreamy fashion. Located on the premises of ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort, Aqualuce Chapel was designed based on two main elements, Aqua (water) and Luce (light), and can accommodate 60 guests. Complete with solemn melodies from the pipe organ, beautiful landscapes, and a romantic ambiance, a wedding at the Aqualuce Chapel will be an unforgettable one.

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Coralvita Chapel

Coral is the symbol of happiness in Okinawa, and combined with the word 'Vita' which means life, this chapel signifies eternal happiness for the bride and groom and their new life together. The chapel was built with panels of glass walls on three sides that invite natural sunlight to shine on the event. It also has panoramic views of the scenic Manzamo Cape that will bring the true sense of Okinawa to the wedding. After the ceremony, the couple and 50 guests can enjoy an intimate seaside party at the banquet hall and its beautiful garden.

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Aquagrace Chapel

The next chapel is situated beside the Uza Beach in Yomitan Village. It combines a refined and elegant structure with natural Okinawan materials as you can see from its four ocean-view banquet rooms, beautiful Ryukyuan stained glass panels, and 'Coral Fairy' ceiling decorations. You can really feel the romantic and sacred atmosphere as you walk through the door, not to mention the luxurious and private feel that oozes from this chapel that can hold 60 guests. Aquagrace Chapel is a truly excellent venue to celebrate your happily ever after moments.

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