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Beautiful Just Like the Sea in Remote Islands! “Uppama Beach” is a secret spot in Nakijin Village, North Okinawa.

post : 2015.09.18 21:00

“Uppama Beach” is Nakijin Village is situated in Yanbaru (the northern mountainous part of mainland Okinawa).  Among numerous beaches, this beach has a beautiful gradation of the sea water, and peaceful, relaxing air goes through.  Such an atmosphere makes this beach recommendable as a place for snorkeling and marine sports. 

“Uppama” is an Okinawan dialect meaning “big beach.”  The beach, which is just in front of “Bel Paraiso,” is a precious, intact, natural beach. 

Long white sand beach stretches out, and the waters are incredibly transparent!  Just walking along the sand beach while viewing the ocean landscape makes you feel cleansed.  It is one of the most beautiful sceneries.  

With a vast area of shallow waters, it is safe for small children to enjoy in the swimming area with an anti-jellyfish net installed.  If you swim further over the net, you can enjoy snorkeling.  You can enjoy watching fish swimming smoothly in corals.   

Marine staff members kindly tell you snorkeling points, so please make sure to ask them. Please note that you wear a life jacket and marine shoes.  According to seasons, jellyfish or other dangerous marine life appear, so please be very careful of that. 

And on top of that, the best recommendation of the sea waters here is…

A snorkeling tour in which you can enjoy corals and tropical fish!

Just going a little further off the coast, you will witness the beauty as if you came to the sea of a remote island of Okinawa.  Instructors will take you to the deep spot, where you will be confronted by colorful fish swimming comfortably in a clear-blue underwater world.   

In addition to that, other marine sports like jet ski, banana boat ride, half pipe, etc. can provide a hilarious, dynamic fun! 

You can use a swimming pool and a hot shower at the hotel for 300 yen per person.  You can enjoy a light meal at the parlor. 

A very popular sightseeing spot, Kouri-jima Island can be seen from the beach.  It is conveniently located for you to go to Kouri Ohashi Bridge in 10 to 15 minutes by car from here.

If you would like to enjoy ocean landscapes in a laid-back fashion or try a marine sport activity in a relaxing atmosphere that only Okinawa can offer and at a perfect location, please go to Uppama Beach!  An unforgetable blue ocean is waiting for you!! 

Uppama Beach

Address: 1069 Aza-Unten, Nakijin Village, Kunigami County, Okinawa
TEL: 0980-56-2767(Resort Hotel Bel Paraiso)
Swimming Period: 8:00 to 19:00(Mid-July to the end of August),
9:00 to 18:00 (September to the end of October & Late March to Mid-July)
Beach Opening Period: Late March to the end of October

※Now they offer 30% OFF service to snorkeling tours and marine sports!  There are very popular 500 yen coin menu items among the marine sport activities!, either of which is time-limited service.

※Opening hours for the parlor varies according to seasons.

Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer  Akiko Ono

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