Senaga Island: The Closest Remote Island to Naha Airport
Senaga Island is a resort island located just south of the runway of Naha Airport.
Connected by a strip of land, this remote island can be reached in just 15 minutes by car from the airport.
The observation deck on the hilltop has a nice view and is not only a perfect sunset spot, but also a rare place where you can watch airplanes flying up from beneath them.
However, this is not the only reason behind Senaga Island’s popularity with both tourists and locals.
Crowds of people also come to visit “Umikaji Terrace” where more that 30 cafes and shops are gathered. In Okinawan dialect, “umikaji” means “sea breeze”.
The shopping mall found on the hill’s steep slope is truly unique, and here you can enjoy both shopping and eating out on the terrace while feeling the sea breeze.
Senaga Island Hotel is also located on top of the hill, and has a natural hot spring which is rare in Okinawa. Visitors can take a day trip to these hot springs where they can enjoy the grand outdoor baths while taking in views of the ocean, and it is also a great spot to rest while travelling.
There are also many ways for visitors who do not have much time before their flight home to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this remote island close to the airport.
Access to Senaga Island
About 15 minutes by car from Naha Airport