Okinawa Tours

Swim with manta rays or soak in the sun in Okinawa, Japan’s tropical hideaway.

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Way down in the southern reaches of the Ryukyu Islands lies Okinawa, a tropical getaway rich in culture and surrounded by turquoise waters. Spend some time soaking in the laid-back vibes, and you might understand why Okinawans enjoy the greatest longevity on earth. The healthy cuisine, warm sun and sparkling beaches make Okinawa the perfect place to be on holiday, and its mixed heritage and history offer a unique cultural vantage point of life in the Pacific.


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Genuine Reviews of Our Japan & Okinawa Tours

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4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 137 reviews)
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Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
July 28, 2019

Highly recommended! No worries. Excellent organization

Kristel S

Holiday in Japan

4.0 rating
June 1, 2019

Fabrice Barbin was excellent on communication and responsiveness. The guides were excellent and all the hosts who met us were there as planned…no hic-ups. Thank you. The only concern, were we felt the itinerary was not unique and something we couldn’t have done ourselves or with another agency. We organized the Mario cars, a food tour on our own. We also learned our first day the boat ride on the itinerary wasn’t operating, so we had to re-arrange, which the guide paid for.

Donald L

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
May 28, 2019

Communicated clearly and helpfully over an extended period several months before our trip to suggest, advise and recommend places to see and how to go about it. They engaged professional local guides for one full day private tour in each major city and provided good information for how we could get about on our own the other days. They booked the hotels and provided flexible train tickets so that we could make changes if and when we desired.

Mark N

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 30, 2019

Backyard Travel’s customer service is excellent, we changed our itinerary a few times and this was accommodated without question and expediently. The self guide app includes the complete itinery along with recommended places to eat and attractions nearby we found really helpful. The local guides were informative and helpful too guiding it’s around the underground and taxis until we felt like locals.
I am hoping to book another experience with them soon.

Rana K

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 18, 2019

Excellent, thorough, with follow-up and every detail taken care of, as arranged

Maureen B

Holiday in Japan

3.0 rating
December 4, 2018

Generally things went well. We were told our documents would be waiting for us at our hotel. Someone forgot to send them, so we had to chase them. Overall though very pleased

David W

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Why touring Okinawa with Backyard Travel?

Okinawa tours are a once-in-a-lifetime events—something you definitely want to get right. When you travel with Backyard Travel, you have local expertise and insider knowledge working for you, so you can avoid common travel hiccups and enjoy a relaxing holiday.


Our on-the-ground Travel Specialists are waiting not only to show you Okinawa, but also to share the local lore and insider experiences that make this island one of Japan’s most unique.


If you’re planning to go all the way to Okinawa, why stop with a pre-packaged experience? We’ll help you customize any Okinawa tours with a private guide and transport so you can travel your way.


On Backyard Travel’s Okinawa tours, you’re guided by true insiders and locals. Enjoy the vast passion and knowledge of our travel experts as you tour their native homeland.


Enjoy the freedom to do and see what you want, when you want. Whether you’re dreaming of swimming with manta rays or feasting on Okinawan cuisine, we can tailor our tours in Okinawa exactly to your taste.


Enjoy responsible, sustainable journeys with Backyard Travel. On our Okinawa tours, we prioritize the preservation of fragile ecosystems and support communities in need.


Now is your chance to make your dream come true. Take advantage of Backyard Travel’s custom itineraries, private transport, expert guides and insider experiences to design your perfect trip to Okinawa.

What’s Special about Okinawa?

The birthplace of karate and the seat of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa has some unique claims to fame. And let’s not forget the diving here is world class, along with the islands’ beautiful beaches and jungle interiors. Okinawa is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway that ranks among Japan’s most enchanting destinations.

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Unique Character

This is one of those rare destinations that’s got it all: stunning beaches, great diving, diverse cultures, fascinating traditions and amazing seafood fresh from the ocean!

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Mixing a native heritage with a long trading and tributary history, Okinawa has taken on the languages and cultural influences of China, Japan, America and even Southeast Asia. Vestiges of the Ryukyu Kingdom, which reigned from roughly the 15th to 19th centuries, can still be visited.

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Manta Rays

One of Okinawa’s most amazing natural sights is to glimpse the manta rays that live and breed in these waters. But what’s even better is to swim with them! If this is something you’re dreaming of, we’ll make it happen.

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Okinawan Food

Part of the Okinawan identity comes from its distinct and famously healthy regional cuisine. The Okinawan people blend Chinese and Japanese culinary styles, and add a dash of Southeast Asian ingredients and influences.

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If stunning beaches, great diving and amazing seafood still doesn’t satisfy your need for entertainment, don’t worry. Okinawa is home to diverse entertainment venues and nightlife. Aquariums, theaters, live music—you name it.

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Did you know Okinawans have their own language? And while Japanese is the official language of the islands, English is spoken by many in the tourism industry—including our locally based guides.

Meet Our Okinawa Tour Specialists

Our expert Okinawa guides are waiting to plan the perfect tour of Okinawa for you. Contact a Travel Specialist to start designing your Okinawa getaway today.


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