10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Okinawa, Japan - Updated 2024

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The subtropical Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan consists of 160 islands where 47 are inhabited, of which Okinawa Main Island is the largest. Go on a scenic drive to the other end of Kouri Bridge and be enchanted by the beauty of Kourijima. Also worth visiting are Miyakojima and Ishigakijima, which are islands around Okinawa that boast remarkable white sandy beaches and exquisite dive spots. Experience unique sunsets at Cape Manzamo and be mesmerized by the views of the cliff. Have fun in Okinawa World and delight in the sublime beauty of the 300,000-year-old limestone cave Gyoku Sendo. See the former seat of power of Okinawa, Shuri Castle of Ryukyu Kingdom. Before heading home, enjoy a piece of the USA in American Village.

With many things to do in Okinawa, you’ll undoubtedly want to visit soon. For a relaxing stay in this enchanting prefecture, check out our best Airbnb vacation rentals in Okinawa, Japan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Tranquil treehouse with balcony, Nakijin (from USD 164)

Overlooking the beautiful islands of Haneji and the emerald blue sea that surrounds it, this bright and private treehouse exudes comfort and stress-free living. A soothing ambiance fills the room, providing a beach house vibe. The breezy bedroom with a plush double bed and wood furnishings provides a restful mood. The kitchenette is adequate with a mini-fridge, and the WiFi is superb. Modern shower fixtures are installed in the well-appointed bath. Light wood paneling goes well with the plant decor inside this air-conditioned house. The balcony with a barbecue grill offers commanding views of the coast.

Located in Nakijin Village, the house is just a 10-minute drive to Uppama Beach while Nakijin Castle Ruins is 15 minutes away.

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Nakijin, Kunigami District, Okinawa, Japan
44.23 km (27.5 mi) from American Village
300 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved watching sunrises from bed and the deck `
the wifi worked great and there was a big bluetooth speaker to play jams
the room was cute and tidy and offered all amenities
we are a family of three and loved the fact that there was no tv
we 100% recommend this room for anyone looking for a getaway
beautiful place to stay for a night very clean
the treehouse was clean and had a wonderful view
the owners do a great job at communicating and making sure you have everything you need
hosts kayo and hamaca provided prompt correspondence and helpful directions to find the house
the host responded very quickly which was really nice to
communication with the host was excellent
communication with the hosts were great and effective
absolutely an amazing unique place
the location is perfect for a weekend of exploring
check in/ out was extremely easy and the location/scenery was breathtaking
it is close by a ton of attractions and places to eat
we can’t recommend this place enough
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2. Enchanting bungalow with beach access, Ishikagi (from USD 134)

Serenity, simplicity, and fluidity define Alohana, a relaxing beach house in Okinawa that features natural wood and tranquil decor. Tucked away in Ishikagi Island’s lush mountains but still near its emerald-green beaches, this family-run accommodation operates with courteous efficiency. Its open-plan design adorned by wood furnishings, beams, and floor complements the idyllic location. With two beds and a bath, the bungalow can sleep two. Since no kitchen facility is found, please contact the host regarding cooking and meals. WiFi is also available here, allowing you to stream movies and shows with ease.

The resplendent Fukido River is only a 3-minute drive away while Ishikagi Airport is just a 20-minute drive away from the bungalow.

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Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
406.33 km (252.5 mi) from American Village
296 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has everything you need including quiet aircon and a good shower
in the morning we were greeted with a stunning breakfast
breakfast is gorgeous everyday is different and nicely prepared and served with fresh flowers composition
his wife provides lovely in-room massages
the breakfasts are delicious and not to be missed
the place was very spacious clean and quiet
this house is clean environment is quiet and special it is really good for relaxing vacation
the accommodations are beyond comfortable and clean and the surroundings are super peaceful and rejuvenating
miki & masato’s place is the best airbnb we’ve ever stayed in the place is sparkling clean
the hosts were so friendly and welcoming
masato and miki are very responsive and pleasant host
mass and miki were wonderful hosts and the cabin was beautiful
this was a fantastic place to stay and the hosts are lovely
the host can make breakfast for you and they are beautifully prepared
the nighttime wildlife sounds are calming and unique
first the location is amazing
he also provided some snorkeling gear and recommended best location/time of day on ishigaki to go snorkeling
the location is perfect for nature lovers with the best beach just a short walk down the road
unbelievably great location and very warm hospitality
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3. Apartment with complete kitchen and sleek breakfast bar, Chatan-chō (from USD 182)

Homey, bright, and airy, this apartment promotes unhindered movement from one space to another and unobstructed view around the room. Aside from the delightfully sophisticated living room, the breakfast bar with sleek bar stools is another striking feature of the space. The kitchen is snug and complete. Both bedrooms exhibit a peaceful charm while the bath with a tub is clean and cozy. Enjoy a vacation with the whole family as the accommodation sleeps seven. For entertainment, free WiFi is available.

White sandy beaches are only a five-minute walk away while American Village is a five-minute drive away from the condominium.

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Chatan-chō, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken, Japan
975 meters (0.7 ft) from American Village
190 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i like the high quality free wifi
washer dryer laundry detergent toys and high chair are great plus during our stay
lovely staying with comfortable furniture and cooking facilities walking 3 mins to supermarket
clean fun convenient and passion
the apartment was amazing and so clean
we loved how clean and how well priced this place was considering it was on the ocean
new apmt n very clean
this place is very clean convenient and would be suitable for your holiday with family
the host is kind and responds soon
host got a great kitchen too
the location was perfect and the host was very quick with responses
new apartment in beautiful location
great location and lovely flat
the suit is neat and the location is good
its was a great place to stay in a great location
the condo is in a great location and looks just like the pictures
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4. Beautiful home with ocean views, Miyakojima (from USD 123)

Feel the breeze and the inviting freshness of summer in Villa Yunapa where the quirky wicker furniture conveys a take-it-easy mood. With a loft-style interior, the accommodation is beautifully furnished with well-curated pieces. The kitchen is complete and the bed is cozy. The generously spacious terrace is great for barbecuing. You’ll also appreciate the breathtaking views of Irabu Island and exquisite sunsets from the balcony. The place sleeps four.

The use of the car in the accommodation is completely free – except for the insurance premium fee. The city is only a short stroll away.

For guests with cars, free parking is available on the premises.

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宮古島市, 沖縄県, Japan
299.7 km (186.3 mi) from American Village
349 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

5. Well-located studio rental, Nakijin (from USD 27)

Looking for a cheap apartment in Okinawa? Then check out this rental. This studio apartment in a modern building in Okinawa is centrally located with regard to the area’s major attractions and shops. Town Plaza Kanehide is only a short walk away, and American Village and Araha Beach are both merely a 20-minute drive away from the accommodation.

This well-kept rental with important appliances is frequented by budget-conscious visitors looking for a convenient yet affordable accommodation from which to explore Okinawa. The kitchen is small but adequately equipped. Please contact your host if you wish to use the gym. With two beds and a bath, the studio apartment sleeps two.

If you’re bringing a car to Okinawa, then you’ll be glad to know that this place comes with free parking.

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Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
6.6 km (4.1 mi) from American Village
156 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this was a great apartment with plenty of amenities
clean modern cozy apartment with plenty of amenities right in center of plenty of restaurants and a big park
it was very clean and a great place to stay
it was clean and nice place to stay
tiny but well constructed and clean residence
very clean easy check in and check out
apartment was really good and very clean
host was very responsive and kind
owner is very friendly and responsive to questions and requests
the owner was nice and quick to respond to our message
during my stay my host was very responsive taking care of my questions and requests nearly immediately
excellent stay perfect host who gave quick and useful hints
location is right in the middle of okinawa with easy access by car to everywhere in central okinawa
please do try ramen shop near the residence
also there were restaurants very close by within walking distance to enjoy
was the best location during our trip in japan
very good place to stay and good location
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6. Opulent home with beautiful views, Okinawa City (from USD 56)

Sophistication is evident in this bright, eclectic, and elegant residential house for rent in Okinawa. Perched on top of a hill in the heart of Okinawa City, its living room, bedroom, and veranda offers views of the lagoon. White walls and beautiful furnishings, including a scroll arm sofa, dining table, chairs, a rocking chair, and side tables, add a degree of opulence. The infusion of cheery decor, artworks, and magnificent chandeliers in such a limited space exhibits creative flair. The 2 bedrooms are handsomely decorated, and the place can accommodate up to 10 guests. The kitchen is sleek and complete, as is the bathroom. Free parking is also available if you have a car with you.

The famous Aeon Mall is only a 10-minute drive away from the accommodation, while Araha Beach and American Village are a 25-minute drive away.

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沖縄市, 沖縄県, Japan
5.92 km (3.7 mi) from American Village
284 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
slept in the largest bed and was so comfortable
newly bed room fit for drive trip
nice view loved being able to cook in the kitchen and watch some movies at the same time
the beds were extremely comfortable the furniture was clean and stylish
the toilet and bathroom was very clean
it is neat and clean
the floor is very clean and the bed are super comfy
the house is big and clean
it was an amazing stay here very clean and had everything we could need during our stay
the host is very responsive and helpful
host has a great response to all questions and they respond in timely matter
a very helpful & kind host
the host is very responsive and understanding
the owner of this house is very kind to welcome us
close to great locations and a grocery store is 3 minutes drive away
amazing location perfect for traveling anywhere in okinawa
the location is great for self drive
such a cute and cozy place is perfect for small groups
the location is nice too there are 3 supermarkets nearby
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7. Chic rental with a stunning view of the ocean, Nago (from USD 106)

This lovely rental in a new building is very chic and located close to most attractions. The wide balcony with a sitting area is an excellent spot to enjoy stunning views of the ocean. The rental fills with natural light during the day due to its contemporary furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, adding to its coziness and comfort.

The beds in the spacious bedroom are cozy and the rental can accommodate up to six guests. Those who enjoy cooking will love the complete kitchen. The bath is beautifully appointed with an elegant stand-alone bathtub.

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Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
44.79 km (27.9 mi) from American Village
209 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great ocean view and spacious room
nice view with a good facility
the apartment is comfortable clean nice view and have all what we need
we're quite impressed with room and especially with kohei
very clean and well equipped
everything was spotlessly clean and very welcoming
absolutely beautiful clean quiet place
the place is sparkling clean
the host is very responsive and helpful
perfect location for a staycation
amazing location tucked away in a a peaceful area right on the water
excellent apartment and a great location
beautiful location - the pictures don’t do it justice
if you are looking for a get away holidays this place should be in your consideration
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8. Beautiful rental near Miyagi Beach, Chatan (from USD 138)

The airiness of the rooms is what makes this rental feel exclusive. Big glass windows, a color palette that reminds one of the sea, quirky accent chairs, bean bag, and an elegant sofa bring a spirited and lighthearted feel to the living area. The kitchen is sleek and spacious, while the bedroom’s wall hues, linen, and decor add to the restful ambiance. A funky light fixture greets you in the dining area while the bath with a tub is neat. With two bedrooms, the rental can accommodate eight guests.

The rental is conveniently located close to Miyagi Beach, while the famous American Village is only an eight-minute drive away.

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Chatan, Okinawa, Japan
1.94 km (1.2 mi) from American Village
267 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture was very comfortable and stylish
very clean and cozy
great neat clean warming place
the place is clean cozy and comfort
the apartment was clean spacious and nicely decorated
but very clean with off street parking
okinawa’s place is an awesome host
comfortable stay with highly responsive flat owner
great house in a wonderful location
nice stay and good location
great condo to stay in if you’re looking for somewhere convenient close to the beach and american village
nice place in a good location with an awesome kitchen
this apartment is chic and in a desirable location
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9. Beautifully appointed studio room, Okinawa City (from USD 48)

Though neither spacious nor opulent, this studio room is beautifully appointed with a leather Chesterfield sofa, cozy furniture, and stylish and warm lighting. With a comfy bed and a floor mattress, the rental can sleep three. Enjoy a little exercise walking up to the fourth floor where the studio is located. The view of the eastern coast is captivating.

Both the sea and Sanei Food Hall are just a five-minute walk away. The use of the gym on the property is free.

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Okinawashi, Okinawa-ken, Japan
7.17 km (4.5 mi) from American Village
210 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you can see the sunrise and sunset from within bed which was very cool
firstly the place was clean and was just like in the photos but even more comfortable
it just like the apartment which i always dream of
clean and a great value
the place was very clean and beautiful
perfect place p clean convinance
was a very cozy and clean place
i had a great stay really comfortable clean and good price
my host is terrific
the host is super helpful and kind
i must applaud the host's hospitality
great space and great host
the hosts were really helpful and communicated well and helped with my luggage
location is good
great central location if you have a car
great location near the okinawa comprehensive park restaurants and supermarket
great place cute and stylish super comfy
this place is so pretty and wonderful it's more than what i expected
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10. Elegantly furnished home, Nakijin

Elegantly furnished and casual, this home is situated at an eight-minute walk away from the scenic Miyagi Coast, while American Village in Chatan is only a ten-minute drive away. The astutely arranged kitchen and dining area provide fluidity and ease of movement. With two restful bedrooms and a bathroom that’s as neat as a pin, the place can sleep up to six guests.

SECOM security and fire detectors assure a safe stay. Parking for two cars is provided for guests.

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沖縄県, Japan
1.69 km (1.1 mi) from American Village
48 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the house is in old style but cleanliness is good
wonderful place and very helpful host very comfy home
great communication with host quick to reply
the homeowner is very friendly and always quick to response to your needs
the communication with the owner was great
we gave a private feedback to the owner so hopefully it will be taken into consideration in future
nice cozy place with attractions close by
the location is easy to find close to american village (a very short drive)
the place was cozy and at a nice location near sunabe bank
great location convenient private parking space great breakfast just across the street
great location and cozy home
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Unwind in Okinawa

Okinawa is a treasure trove of white sandy beaches, beautiful dive spots, scenic drives across the sea, historic structures and castles, unique shops, and amusement parks. With its verdant mountains and charming coasts, it is definitely a relaxing place to visit. If you’re looking for some of the best places to stay in Okinawa, then you should check out the properties mentioned above.

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Frequently asked questions about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Okinawa, Japan

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Okinawa, Japan have parking?

For guests with cars, parking is one of the most essential amenities. If you’re planning to bring a vehicle on your vacation, you should stay in one of the following rentals: a beautiful home with ocean views in Miyakojima, a well-located studio rental in Nakijin, and an opulent home with beautiful views in Okinawa City.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Okinawa, Japan have WiFi access?

A vacation is never complete without WiFi access, so if you’re looking for an Okinawa rental, you need to make sure it offers free WiFi. Luckily, you have many options, such as this tranquil treehouse with a balcony in Nakijin, this enchanting bungalow with beach access in Ishikagi, and this apartment with complete kitchen and sleek breakfast bar in Chatan-chō.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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