8 Recommended Guesthouses in Okinawa
There are many guesthouses in Okinawa where you can enjoy how locals live as well as the beautiful beach, if you don't feel like staying in a resort hotel. Here are some of those guesthouses. Why not try experiencing Okinawan life?
Sep 23 2016 (Dec 23 2019)
1. Sea～Pappa（Women only）[Naha]travel.rakuten.co.jp www.tripadvisor.jp www.tripadvisor.jp
This is an Asian-style, comfortable women's only guesthouse where even women traveling alone can feel safe. They have rental bicycles available for free, and thanks to the kind owners' attention to detail, you can have a wonderful trip for a low price. Enjoy your solo travels by interacting with different people.
Room charges start at 2500 yen.
Address: 3-5-11 Tomari, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Google Map)
2. Iyashi no Guesthouse Hanahana [Miyako Island]www.booking.com
This guesthouse was built with a Hawaiian atmosphere so you can enjoy the resort feeling. It's a charming guesthouse of about ~700 square meters, and they use that space well. You can spend a relaxing time here whether you're alone or with your family, and the at-home feeling permeates the space so you can feel connected to others.
Room charges: 3,623 - 6,287 yen
Address: 50-1 Kugai, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa (Google Map)
3. Lohas Villa [Naha]www.agoda.com travel.rakuten.co.jp
Lohas Villa is a guesthouse facing Naha's Kokusai-doori that has a tropical atmosphere fit for the southern islands. It's in a very good location, so it's recommended for people that want to fill their days with sightseeing and shopping in Naha. The room's air conditioner costs 100 yen for 2 hours to use.
Room charges: Dormitory starts at 1600 yen, private rooms at 3600 yen
Address: Breath Building 3F, 2-1-6 Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Google Map)
4. Guesthouse Emix Ishigakijima [Ishigaki Island]travel.rakuten.co.jp tripadvisor.jp 4travel.jp
This guesthouse inside Euglena Mall is great even for solo travelers because it's in the heart of the business district. It's completely outfitted with WiFi so it's very convenient. On the room, there's an open space where you can enjoy barbecues.
Room charges: Dormitory starts at 1,500 yen, single private rooms start at 2,500 yen
Address: 214-1 Okawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa (Google Map)
5. Akachichi Guesthouse [Kunigami]travel.rakuten.co.jp tripadvisor.jp
This guesthouse was built with the owner's desire for the guests to be excited about their stay here. "Akachichi" means "daybreak" in Okinawan. This guesthouse is perfect to make memories in. Also, it's in a fantastic location, and you can enjoy a picnic-style breakfast.
Room charges: Starts at 7,500 yen
Address: 348 Maeda, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Google Map)
6. Tokashiki Guesthouse [Tokashiki]www.booking.com
This log house-style guesthouse comes with kitchen and barbecuing facilities. It's in the Terayama Forest Park, so you can enjoy a pleasantly cool time even in the summer. Also, you can rent the building so it's great for families and groups.
Charges: 20,000 yen for the building (25,000 yen during Golden Week), can accomodate 6-10 people
Address: 572 Husato Noboruhara, Aza-Aharen, Tokashiki-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa (Google Map)
7. Nakijin Guesthouse Musubiya [Kunigami]
Musubiya is a guesthouse where you can leisurely enjoy yourself only 30 seconds away from a beautiful beach where you can surf and snorkel. There are plenty of events where you can interact with the other guests, such as a potluck dinner. You can enjoy the 500 yen all-you-can-drink awamori (Okinawan liquor) service and gaze up at the starry sky.
Room charges: Start at 2,000 yen
Address: 609 Nakaoshi, Nakijin-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Google Map)
8. Guesthouse Familia [Miyako Island]www.tripadvisor.jp www.tripadvisor.jp
This facility was built with the philosophy of "meeting people one by one," so you can enjoy events like barbecuing with people you've never met before, and they have many repeat guests. The cost-performance is great, and there are private rooms so women traveling alone can stay here without worry. Also, it's in a location where you can walk to both the beach and the city, so you can definitely have a fun trip if you stay here.
Room charges: 2,025 - 7,140
Address: 486 Shimozato, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.