Okinawa’s Kouri Island popular with lovers and families alike

Heart rock is a popular spot for couples to visit on Kouri Island, Okinawa. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
Heart rock is a popular spot for couples to visit on Kouri Island, Okinawa. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Okinawa’s Kouri Island popular with lovers and families alike

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

Kouri Island is one of the most beautiful island destinations in Okinawa.

About a 1 ½-hour drive from Camp Foster and Kadena Air Base, the island is connected by Kouri Bridge to the main island of Okinawa.

Recently my family visited from the main islands of Japan, and I thought they would enjoy a delicious lunch and Kouri’s breathtaking turquoise ocean.

The bridge also links Yagaji Island with Kouri, and the downslope view from the Yagaji side is absolutely amazing. I always want to mount a GoPro camera on my forehead to record the view while I am driving. Photo ops and restrooms are available in a parking area near some restaurants before the bridge crossing.

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