Chinen Marine Leisure Center

Chinen Marine Leisure Center (知念海洋レジャーセンター) is a great place for budget travellers to experience coral reefs cheaply. The area is a great place to go swimming, diving or fishing. 25 minute tours of the coral reef and tropical fish are available on glass bottomed boats (1,400 yen), as well as a boat service to a small island nearby for a more secluded experience.


Open: 9:00-17:00 (October-March), 9:00-17:30 (April-September)

Komaka Island Price:

Transportation to: Adults 2500 yen, elementary school students 1250 yen, free for infants

Kudaka Island Price: Adults 2800 yen, elementary school students 1400 yen, free for infants

How to get there

From Naha Bus Terminal, take a bus to Chinen Kaiyo Leisure Center-mae.


Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.