©

Itoman trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Build your own package

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Okinawa Prefecture  /  Itoman

Itoman

3.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · History Museums
Itoman is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The city sits at the southern tip of Okinawa Island.As of April 2013, the city has an estimated population of 59,605 and a population density of 1,335.53 persons per km². The total area is 46.63 km².GeographyItoman sits on a flat tableland with craggy rolling hills of Ryukyuan limestone which range between Cape Kyan to the south and Yozadake to the north. The south of the town is known for its steep sea cliffs around Cape Kyan and the Mabuni Cliffs.HistoryItoman has a long history as a fishing port. In the pre-modern period its fisherman ventured as far as the Indian Ocean. Records indicate that the fisherman made contact with Australia and New Guinea. By 1908 the village of Itoman numbered 8,000 residents, almost all involved in the fishing industry. Men of Itoman worked on fishing boats, and women worked at the transport and sale of fish in the prefectural capitol of Naha. In 1918 Naha and Itoman were connected by a horse-drawn tram. The line spanned 12km. The Okinawa Prefectural Railways Itoman Line was established in 1924, and operated until 1945.Itoman was a final front of the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. The area saw enormous casualties to both military forces and civilians. Itoman is noted for the Himeyuri Butai, a field hospital nursing corps of 221 high-school students who committed suicide at the end of the battle.
Plan how to spend your time in Itoman and other destinations in Japan using our Japan trip itinerary maker website.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Itoman

See all ›
©
Historic Walking Area
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
©
Historic Site
The Tower of Himeyuri
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
©
History Museum
Himeyuri Peace Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Other
Yukura
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Itoman

©
Island
Senagajima Island Tomigusuku
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
©
Shopping Mall
Ashibina Outlet Mall Tomigusuku
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
©
Valley
Valley of Gangala Nanjo
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
©
Historic Site
Sefa-Utaki Nanjo
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Itoman

©
Scuba / Snorkeling
R.A.D. Okinawa
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Monument
Heiwa no Ishiji
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
©
Outdoor Activity
Cape Kyan
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Monument
The monument of Ihara No.1 Surgery Bunker
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Itoman

©
Flea Market
Umanchu Market
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
©
Flea Market
Fish Center
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Flea Market
Itoman Public Market
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ryukyushikki, Itoman
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Itoman

See all ›
©
Ruin
Gushikawa Castle Ruins
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
©
Battlefield
Mabuni Hill
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Battlefield
The Site of Itosu Daini Gekago
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Konpaku-no To
3.4
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Itoman

Water Body
Kadeshi River
2.9
Duration: 1 hour
©
Forest
Heiwa Sozo no Mori Park
2.5
Duration: 4 hours

Places to visit with Itoman