ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort
A trip to Manza Beach cannot be completed without visiting nearby Cape Manza, a 25 min walk with panoramic view, coral reefs and brilliant aqua blue waves breaking against rugged cliffs. The morning sunrise features the cliff of Manzamo Cave that looks like a large elephant trunk bringing out the brilliant blues, greens and aqua of the water. You may visit a little known local beach called Apogama, which means "meeting cave for couple". Sunset is as amazing as sunrise with changing colors that play across the waters in the bay.
A visit to the Churaumi (Beautiful Sea) Aquarium, the largest in Asia, is a must while in Okinawa. Over 16,000 sea creatures including several whale sharks are on display in the main aquarium's tank. Nearby are the remains of the World Heritage listed Nakijin Castle, dating back from the 13th century. With commanding views from the parapet of the nearby villages and coastline, the castle is surrounded by 1.5 km of limestone rock walls ranging from 3 to 8 meters in height. The Kanhi cherry blossoms are fantastic in January and February. Afterwards take a detour to the hidden hilltop Pizza Cafe Kajinho, where wood fired gourmet pizza and tropical fruit juice compliment the view overlooking the nearby islands and coral reefs.
The sunset over the East China Sea is the perfect end to a perfect day at Manza Beach. Heading out on the water on the resort's catamaran yacht provides the best vantage point and perspective for the sunset. There is something special about being on water in Okinawa, and sailing towards the sunset to await the changing colors of the sky and ocean around Cape Manza will help you feel this magic.
Agu Pork is believed to have been imported at the end of fourteenth century from China where was called “Min” at that time. It features long face and lop ears and resembles a boar. There were many Agu in Ryukyu Islands before World War Ⅱ, but the number significantly decreased because foreign pigs were introduced as Agu did not bear many babies. When it came down to only 18 Agu pigs left, they finally started to be protected and taken care of, and now the number recovered to 600. Agu pork is soft in texture, rich in fats yet only have a quarter of the cholesterol of normal pork. It is also high in collagen.