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Okuma Beach

Located 51 miles north of Kadena Air Base off Route 58.
Kadena DSN • 631-1990

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Surrounded by beautiful views of the East China Sea, Okuma Beach has everything you need and more to get away and relax. Whether you are looking to camp and enjoy the great outdoors or enjoy a much-needed break, Okuma is the place for fun in the sun with a wide array of land and water recreation. You will find areas to play tennis, basketball, kayak, snorkel and golf. From bike riding along the picturesque East China Sea to taking a glass bottom boat tour and seeing the exotic fish below, there is never a dull moment at the Okuma Beach

If you are a food connoisseur you already know that Okinawa is home to an excellent selection of local and international cuisines. Take advantage of the delectable local and international dishes served at Okuma’s Surfside Restaurant. After dinner be sure to head over to the Waverunner Lounge to dance the night away while enjoying tropical drinks and live entertainment.

If your stay is more for business or group purposes, we can help you plan. Our group booking specials and event center have all the services you need to make your stay just right.

*Pets, glass containers of any type, spear guns, fireworks and privately own watercrafts are NOT allowed at Okuma Beach. Failure to comply may result in occupants being asked to leave as well as a room cleaning fee.


“How much money?” asked McGee. “None,” replied General Hayden and with that Lt. Col. McGee was on his way.

Seven elderly Okinawan farmers owned the site and were queried as to how much they would charge for rent. The equivalent of forty dollars per farm was the amount decided. However, to make sure the farmers got a fair deal, Lt. Col. McGee dug into his own pocket and made it fifty dollars each.

The area was cleared with the help of Mr. Matsuoka, who furnished a bulldozer and operators from the Okinawa Public Work, free of charge. The Okinawans insisted that walpai (tall grass) be burned due to many habu snakes in the area. After burning the walpai, they found the charred remains of 163 habu.

The fact that the farmers had been paid for their land proved to be a tremendous asset because this pleased the town mayors. They got together and guaranteed a plentiful labor supply for construction. This was particularly significant because carpenters were scarce and in high demand. Contracting firms offered the workers all kinds of incentives encouraging them to work on Mainland Japan, but the workers stoutly refused to leave the Okuma project. Hentona High School students volunteered their time to clean the grounds one day each week.

Since they had no architect, Lt. Col. McGee designed Okuma himself. Building materials were procured in a variety of strange ways. Broken bags of wet cement were processed and weather-worn, crooked pine was scrounged from the Army depot for flooring. After fashioning planes from old Jeep springs and wooden blocks, the carpenters planed and grooved the old wood. They also made parquet flooring from damaged Japanese oak doors. The citizens of Naha donated tile flooring and watercrafts. Since lumber was not available for the framework, the industrious builders ripped apart old bailey bridges by hand, then mortised and notched them since they didn’t have nails either. Paneling came from old masonite crates that were then painted with paint procured during a “midnight requisition” from the U.S. Navy.

A Japanese style dining room with panels of wood was stained with a combination of brick and gasoline and turned into a game room. Condemned out-houses were refurbished and converted by the ingenious Okinawan laborers into bathrooms. Reconditioned Japanese Army generators furnished the electricity. Water was pumped into Okuma from a fresh spring using a one-cylinder putt-putt engine. It was then stored in a homemade water tank.

When the original Okuma site was completed in early November of that year, a group of Buddhist priests gathered on the site with many symbols and a five-gallon can of sake, all of which had been buried at Shuri during the war. A sack of charcoal and rice was suspended from the rafters to guarantee that the entrants would never be cold or hungry. Streamers picturing lions and tigers were flown from the roof. The roof was also guarded by shisa dogs to ensure that the priests, workers, and guests would be protected from the evil spirits. To celebrate their success, they proceeded to drink all the sake as they danced and chanted all night.

The same spirit of cooperation and celebration still exists at Okuma today, but we have definitely improved! Okuma currently occupies 135 acres and has over 50 facilities. The staff of approximately 120 people consists of active duty Air Force, local nationals and civilians.


Directory & Guest Services

The Beach Mart gift shop at Okuma Beach Resort
Okuma Beach
Kadena DSN・631-1990

Reservations • 8 am – 5 pm
Reservation Desk・631-1991 or 631-1992
Mobile • 098-962-1991 / 098-962-1992

For Emergency dial 911
Connects to Kadena Air Base Office/Fire Department
Mobile • 098-934-5911

Key Facilitie
Front Desk • 631-1990
Surfside Restaurant • 631-1805 / 098-962-1805
North Beach • 631-1816
South Beach • 631-1815
Law Enforcement Office • 632-3109 / 090-9780-2793
Main Gate • 632-3149

Kadena Air Base Operator Switch Board • 098-938-1111
Kinser, Futenma, Foster, Torii Station・098-911-5111
Courtney, Hansen, Schwab, White Beach・098-911-5112

Room Amenities

• Shampoo/conditioner, facial soap
• AFN Television
• Room Service available through Surfside Restaurant

Resort Amenities

• Movie Nights – this free program offers a large screen which makes this a ‘must see’ event. Movie titles and schedules are posted in all Okuma facilities.
• Beach Mart (building 116) – located next to guest services, Beach Mart offers a variety of snacks, drinks, souvenirs, clothing and all your beach needs.
• Laundry Facilities – 24-hour laundry facility in building 111. Please purchase laundry supplies from the Beach Mart.
• Vending Machines  – located in front of the Surfside Restaurant, at the Beach Mart and Gate.


• ATM – located inside the entrance of the Surfside Restaurant.
• Cashier Services – located at the Administrative Office across from Surfside Restaurant.
• Internet Services – located in the Surfzone Room during operating hours or Surfside Restaurant building.
• Taxi Service – please call our front desk for assistance.
• DVD Rentals – DVD rentals are available at the Coral Reef Inn for $1.50 a day.

Medical Information

Please be advised that Okuma Beach does NOT have a medical clinic. For individuals with special medical needs, the Okuma Medical Staff highly encourages all visitors to bring the medications needed to assist with their condition such as inhalers, epi-pens, auto injectors and any other special medications as needed. Okuma’s Beach Mart store has some common over-the-counter medications available for purchase such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, cold medicine and first aid kits.

If you have a medical emergency please dial the following:

DSN •  911
Mobile • 098-934-5911
Local Nationals • 119

After hours

If you are not sure whether to go to the emergency room or wait to call your clinic in the morning please call the number below for medical guidance:

Okinawa Clinical Answering Service (OCAS)
DSN • 646-7484
Mobile • 098-971-7484

Please be advised that if you need to be seen at the nearest local Japan medical facility, the International SOS (ISOS) is available to provide medical assistance. In Japan, International SOS provides 24/7 Customer Service and Support for TRICARE Overseas Beneficiary Enrollment and Provider Education/Assistance.

Medical Assistance

International SOS provides 24/7 support for TRICARE Overseas beneficiaries, when they need urgent or emergency care or request medical assistance.

Medical Assistance Regional Direct • +(65)-6338-9277
Medical Assistance Toll Free • 0120-310200

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) DSN • 634-7272

Gate Operation Hours
1 April – 31 October
Weekdays (Sunday – Thursday) • 6 am – midnight
Weekends (Friday & Saturday) 6 am – 2 am
1 November – 30 March
Weekdays (Sunday – Thursday) 6 am – midnight
Weekends (Friday & Saturday) 6 am – 1 am


Please call our reservation desk today between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm!

Kadena DSN • 631-1991 or 1992
E-mail • okuma.information@18fss.com

Please note that e-mail reservations are not accepted for New Year’s Weekend, Valentine’s Day Weekend and Okuma Beach Fest. Reservations for certain events must be made by phone. Please see Venture Magazine or our home page for room release dates for special occasions.

Check in • 3 pm
Check out • 11 am
From time to time Okuma Beach blocks rooms in support of special events. We will try to give guests as much notice as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause.
*Check in must be before 6 pm
*Late check in must be coordinated with the Coral Reef Inn.

Peak Season • 1 April – 30 September
Rooms may be reserved 6 months in advance.
Example • You may make a reservation for April 1 – 30, 2016 after October 1, 2015.

Off Season • 1 October – 31 March
Reservations can be made 11 months in advance.
Example • You may make a reservation for October 1 – 30, 2016 after November 1, 2015.

• Reservations are limited to 2 rooms per sponsor per visit, including log cabins and cabanas
• Reservations are non-transferable.
• A first night’s deposit is required to confirm a reservation.


Full refund is given for cancellations or changes made 72 hours prior to 3 pm on the date of check in.
No refund is given for no shows.

Group Reservation Deal
Available 1 October – 31 March
• Save 20% when you rent five to nine rooms, Sunday through Thursday.
• Save 30% when you rent ten or more rooms, Sunday through Thursday.

Rules & Restrictions
• Holidays are not included.
• Reservation Deal is only available for log cabins with a maximum of 10 suite-type rooms, and 6 studio-type rooms.
• Additional rooms may be requested if available.
• If a registered group reserves 10 or more rooms they are eligible for off-season group rate discount. Discount cannot be used with other special offers.
• Sunday through Thursday bookings may be reserved 11 months in advance.
• Friday through Saturday bookings may be requested no earlier than 60 days prior to the event. (Non-holiday weekends only.)
• Group reservations must be paid 30 days prior to stay.
• Payments must be made by cash, check or credit card.

Group Cancellations
Full refund • Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to check in.
50% refund • Cancellations made 16 – 29 days prior to check in.
No refund • Cancellations made 0 – 15 days prior to check in.

Refunds will be given in the original form of payment via electronic fund transfer or credit card to the group point of contact.

Event Bookings
Let Okuma Beach host your next event. The Okuma Events Center supports group functions to include but not limited to conferences, retreats, meetings, trainings, briefings, workshops, seminars and parties. Eligible groups or individual sponsors can reserve it for a minimal daily rate. Eligible groups have priority and can book the Events Center 2 – 11 months in advance during non peak season. Individuals or non-group reservation requests for the Events Center, including those that fall on weekends, can be made no earlier than 60 days prior to the requested date.

Use of the Coral Reef Inn lodging accommodations is limited to persons approved under the provisions of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), including the following categories of personnel:

• Members of the United States Armed Forces on active duty and their family members, excluding parents or parents-in-laws who are ordinarily residents of Japan.

• Members of the civilian component, of US nationality, in the employ of, serving with, or accompanying the US Armed Forces in Japan on official DoD orders. Their family members, DoD employees stationed outside of Japan and on leave must be in possession of EML (Environmental and Morale Leave) orders authorizing a stay in travel to/via Japan.

• United States Embassy Tokyo personnel and personnel sponsored by the US Embassy Tokyo, and their family members. Including persons authorized under USFJ Policy Letter 30-6.

• Reservist while on active duty and having orders by higher authority assigning them to or transiting through Japan, and their family members.

• Retired members of the US Armed Forces or the Fleet Reserve. Family members of the retired service members or reserve retirees may patronize the Coral Reef Inn and its Exchange but must be accompanied by their sponsor and the sponsor must make all reservations and purchases.

• Bonafide house guests accompanying the above-authorized patrons.

All Coral Reef Inn patrons must present a valid US Government, DoD Identification Card or other appropriate documentation at check in to validate eligibility.


Turtle’s Nest Beach House
$190 • Peak season
$175 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Ten people

Types of Room
2 Master rooms with queen size bed
1 Full bathroom
Loft, living area, kitchen with microwave, closet, dining table

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, kitchenware, linens, toiletry items, alarm clock, water front, loft with sofa-sleepers, coffee table, media chest, porch, outdoor bench and cocktail table, BBQ grill and outdoor chest.

Ai Beach Cottage
$170 • Peak season
$155 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Two adults
*Adults only

Type of Room
1 • Master room with queen size bed
1 • Full bathroom
Private beach, outdoor porch, grill, table, sink, shower, chest, private golf cart, gated fence

Room Amenities
Hot Tub, TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, linens, toiletry items and alarm clock.

Oasis Bungalow
$170 • Peak season
$155 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Ten people
*Reservation for E5 and above

Type of Room

4 • Regular rooms with queen size beds
1 • Master room with queen size bed
3 • Bathrooms (two have bath tubs)
Living room, laundry room (washer and dryer) and kitchen with coffee pot and

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player in each room, living room, two refrigerators, microwave, coffee pot, kitchenware, linens and toiletry items, alarm clock in each room, laundry room, dresser in each room, private picnic area, two picnic tables and a grill.

Dunes Condo
$205 • Peak season
$190 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • 18 people
*Reservation for E5 and above

Type of Room
5 • Master rooms with queen size beds
2 • Regular rooms with 2 queen size beds
2 • Bathrooms
Living room, laundry room (washer and dryer) and kitchen with coffee pot and microwave

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player in each room and living room, two refrigerators, microwave, two coffee pots, kitchenware, linens and toiletry items, alarm clock in each room, laundry room, dresser in each room, private picnic area, two picnic tables and a grill.

$60 • Peak season
$50 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Two people

Type of Room
1 • Queen size bed
1 • Half bathroom

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, closet and a coffee pot.

Studio Premier
$70 • Peak season
$60 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Four people

Type of Room
1 • Room with two queen size beds
1 • Bathroom

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot

$75 • Peak season
$65 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Six people
*Maximum stay is ten days

Type of Room
1 • Master room with two queen size beds
1 • Sofa that unfolds into a double bed
1 • Bathroom
Living room and closet

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot

Suite Plus
$80 • Peak season
$70 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Six people
*Maximum stay is ten days

Type of Room
1 • Master room with two queen size beds
1 • Sofa that unfolds into a double bed
1 • Bathroom
Living room, kitchenette, and closet

Room Amenities
TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot

Pine Grove Log Cabins
$30 • Peak season
$25 • Off season
Maximum occupancy • Four people

Type of Room
1 • Bunk bed
1 • Double bed
Bathroom is not located in room.

Room Amenities
Refrigerator, microwave, picnic table and a fire pit located just outside the front door. Please note that linens are not provided in the cabin and guests must provide their own.

$10 • Per tent/per day

Beachfront Family Campground
The Beachfront Family Campground is located along Okuma’s South Beach and provides a splendid view of the ocean.
Quiet Hours • 10 pm – 6 am

Hillside Adult Campground
The Hillside Adult Campground is adults only and sits high on a grassy knoll above turquoise waters.
Quiet Hours • 2 am – 6 am

*Campers must register at the Coral Reef Inn prior to setting up camp. A variety of camping supplies are available for rent to help make your stay more comfortable. Tents, sleeping bags and coolers are on a first come, first served basis. For more information please contact our front desk

Peak season
Monday – Thursday • 7 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm

Off season
Monday – Thursday • 7 am – 8 pm
Friday – Saturday • 7 am – 9 pm

Okuma Land Recreation

Habu Links Golf Course
Our Golf Course is a fun nine-hole, par three, executive course with some challenging holes for both the amateur and the experienced golfer. Come on out and take a swing at it!

Putt-Putt Golf
Peak season
Sundays – Thursdays • 7 am – 9 pm
Fridays – Saturdays • 7 am – 10 pm

Off season
Sundays – Thursday • 7 am – 8 pm
Fridays – Saturdays • 7 am – 9 pm

Golf Cart Rentals
$29.95 • Per day
$24.95 • Per additional day

*Golf Cart rentals are limited to room guests 18 years and older with a valid driver’s license. Please bring your room keytag and SOFA license with you to book your rental.

Buggy Bikes
$8 • Per hour
Seats two adults and two children

Single Bikes
$3 • Per hour

Pedal Carts
$8 • Per hour
Variety of sizes


Peak season
Daily • 7 am – 10 pm

Off season
Daily •  7 am – 9 pm

The tennis court is located next to the Event Center. Please limit your match to two hours so that others may play. Tennis rackets and tennis balls are available at the Coral Reef Inn. Please return borrowed items to the Coral Reef Inn before it closes each day.

Located adjacent to the family camping area and Building 117, this full outdoor court is available on a first come, first serve basis, however, we do encourage shared use. Basketballs are free to check out from the Coral Reef Inn.

Speedway Go Kart Racetrack
Daily • 10 am – 5 pm
Ticket sales end at 4:30 pm
Driver Height Requirement • At least 58″ tall
Passenger Height Requirement • At least 40” tall
Speedway Go Kart Racetrack will not operate in adverse weather conditions.

Okuma Water Recreation

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Okuma Boat House

Golf Carts are now available for rental at the Boat House. Please see our Land Recreation Page. for details.

The Okuma Boat House has all of your water activities and rentals needs and a price list can be found here.

Hours of Operation
Daily • 9 am – 5 pm
Closed • Noon – 1 pm
Okuma Water Sports Reservations and Rentals, Go-Karts tickets and Golf Cart Rentals must be paid at the Boat House.

• Reservations can only be booked on the day of. No advance bookings will be accepted.
• No refunds for missed bookings. Bookings must be cancelled 2 hours prior to tour time to receive refund.
• Ages are provided by the American Red Cross as they adhere to the CPR and EFR guidelines for Emergency Situations.
• Infants riding as in-lap passengers ride free, however they must wear a personal floatation device (PFD) provided by Okuma.
• Due to unexpected circumstances, such as changing weather conditions, all water related activities are subject to change without advanced notice. Please call the boat house for the most up to date scheduling and availability.

$40 • 20 minutes
Daily • 10 am – 4 pm
A 15-minute training session is required. Ages 16 and over only. You must wear a life jacket and helmet.

Ski Boat Packages
$30 • 20 minutes
Wake boarding/skating, water skiing, knee boarding, ski tubes or leisure boat rides.
A max total of five passengers.

Dive Boat Rides
$30 • Includes tank and 80 minute tour
Daily • Times vary (must book two days in advance)
Minimum of two divers and maximum of eight divers. SCUBA certification card required to book the charter.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Daily • 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm & 4pm
$10 • Ages 13 & up
$6 • Ages 4 – 12
$2 • Ages 3 & under
Free • Ages 12 months & under (Must ride as in-lap passengers and wear a PFD provided by Okuma)
30 minute tour, $32 minimum for tour to depart

Ski Tubes
$30 • 20 minutes
Four person maximum.

Jet Ski
$30 • 20 minutes
There is  a 2 passenger maximum per Jet Ski. You must be 16 years or older to drive and over 6 years old to be a passenger. You must read and sign the Jet Ski rules, regulations and damage liability prior to rental.

Banana Boat Sled
$10 • Per person
Doubles • Ages 6 & up
20 minutes • 3 person (or $60) minimum

Coral Connection Snorkel Excursion
Daily • 10 am & 3 pm
$25 • Per person
Includes complete snorkel set and 60 minute tour, 3 passenger minimum for tour to depart.

Stand-Up Paddle Board
$5 • Per hour

Single Kayak
$5 • Per hour
Ages 13 & up
Ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Double Kayak
$8 • Per hour
Ages 13 & up
Ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Lounge Chair
$5 • Per day

$5 • Per day

Boogie/Skim Boards
$3 • For 2 hours

Boogie Set
$5 • For 2 hours

Snorkel Set
$10 • Per day
Includes snorkel, mask, fins and vest.

Snorkel Vest
$3 • Per day
Required for snorkeling at Okuma.

Snorkel & Mask
$5 • Per day

$4 • Per day

Dive Set
Includes wet suit, boots, mask, snorkel, fins, BC, regulator, weight belt and one 63 or 80 cu. ft. tank.
$30 • Per day

$5 • Per day

$3 • Per day

Scuba Tank
$3 • Per day

Scuba BC
$6 • Per day

$6 • Per day

Weight Belt
$3 • Per day

Personal Floatation Device (PFD)

Okuma Surfside

Surfside Restaurant
Breakfast • 7:30 am – 10 am
Lunch • 11 am – 2 pm
Dinner • 5 pm – 8:30 pm (Sunday – Thursday), 5 pm – 9 pm (Friday, Saturday & Sunday before a holiday)

Waverunner Lounge

Peak season (April – September)
Sunday – Thursday • 5 pm – 11 pm
Friday • 5 pm – 1 am
Saturday • 1 pm – 1 am

Off Season (October – March)
Sunday, Monday, Thursday & Holidays • 5 pm – 11 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday • Closed
Friday • 5 pm – midnight
Saturday • 3 pm – midnight

Okuma Surfside & Waverunner Lounge
Dining at Okuma is an experience in and of itself. Whether enjoying the elegance of the Surfside Restaurant, taking in the peaceful panoramic ocean view of the Wave Runner Lounge, or relaxing in the casual ambiance of the Sunset Grill, guests will be treated to an exotic dining adventure.

The à la carte menu features a savory selection that utilizes the freshest local ingredients. Guests may choose from dishes such as filet mignon, lobster tail, shrimp scampi, teriyaki chicken and a Kansas burger. 

A view of the dining room at Okuma Surfside Restaurant