Experiences

Kouri Island is tiny, and almost perfectly round – a pure delight to explore either on foot or by car. Away Okinawa Kouri Island Resort provides easy access to the main town, as well as the white sand beach near one of Japan’s most scenic bridges. Calm, shallow waters allow for excellent snorkeling, clear views of the island’s coral reefs and other fun things to to do at the sea.

Beach

Attractions & Surrounding Entertainment

Kouri Island Bridge

Kouri Island is tiny, and almost perfectly round – a pure delight to explore either on foot or by car. Away Okinawa Kouri Island Resort provides easy access to the main town, as well as the white sand beach near one of Japan’s most scenic bridges. Calm, shallow waters allow for excellent snorkeling and clear views of the island’s coral reefs.

Beach

Tokei Beach

Kouri Island’s north coast is home to the famous ‘Heart Rock’, a pair of unique coral structures in the shape of a heart, raised high above the surface of the sea. This unforgettable natural phenomenon, together with the equally impressive rock formations at nearby Tokei Beach, are a highlight of any trip to Okinawa.

Kouri Tower

Kouri Ocean Tower

Other excellent destinations around the island include Kouri Ocean Tower with its gardens and panoramic views, and the spectacular Kouri Bridge Viewpoint overlooking waters that turn emerald green, cobalt blue, or even sunset orange depending on the time of day. Kouri Island also features lovely coastal walks, secret caves to explore, and sea trips on jet skis and banana boats.

Aquarium

Aquarium

Nearby Okinawa Island also has plenty to discover. Churaumi Aquarium, the most popular sightseeing place in the region, is just 20km from the resort. With sharks, coral, manta rays, and countless other marine species to see, this superb aquarium is one of the world’s largest and best. 

Scuba Diving

Scuba

Other major highlights include Kunigami Village, which offers both casual walks in the woods, and a complete forest therapy experience. The old-growth forest at Yanbaru no Mori National Park is likewise fascinating, with some endangered species still living in its depths. Cape Maeda is home to terrific scuba diving opportunities in its Blue Cave, letting visitors get close to sea turtles and colorful varieties of fish.