Odo Beach (John Man Beach) | Popular snorkeling spot in Itoman City

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Itoman Beaches

Odo Beach (John Man Beach) is located in Itoman City, in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa.

This beach is famous as a natural beach and a popular snorkeling spot, and is also famous as a place where sea turtles lay their eggs on the sandy beach.

It is also called “John Man Beach”.

Because John Manjiro(historic person) landed on Odo Beach when he returned from the United States about 200 years ago.


Evaluation of Odo Beach

  • Transparency ・・・・・・4.0
  • Beauty of beach・・・・・4.0
  • Rest area ・・・・・・・・3.0
  • Swimming facility ・・・・2.0
  • Refreshing feelings ・・・4.5
  • Feeling nature・・・・・・4.0

Notes: This evaluation is compared with other beaches in Okinawa by Okinawa Bookmark administrator

Information of Odo Beach

Swimming periodUnlimited access
Business hoursNothing
Swimming feeFree
Protective netNo
Shower roomNo
(You need to prepare your own equipment etc.)
Official siteNothing

You can swim in the sea, but there are no protective nets and lifeguards.

Please be careful when swimming in the Odo Beach.

Recommended Points

Beautiful sandy beach

This beach is a natural beach and the sand is very beautiful.

The sandy beach is famous as a place where sea turtles come to lay their eggs in the summer.

Popular snorkeling spot

The Odo Beach (John Man Beach) is relatively calm waves and highly transparent sea with coral reefs spreading in the shallows.

If you swim a little offshore, you can see large corals and many fish.

You can book activities from Activity Japan, so if you are interested, why not check it out?

Different views at low tide and high tide

When I went to the beach, it was low tide and the water was shallow.


There are restroom and shower room.

It is available to use shower room for 300 yen per person.

There is a resting place and a bus stop, and some people were looking at the beach while relaxing on a bench.

Sea turtle statue

There was a statue of a sea turtle and a note about resource conservation.

Sea turtles are subject to protection, so if you are lucky enough to find them, follow the rules and observe them.

Access Information

AccessAbout 35 minutes by car from Naha Airport
AddressOdo, Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture
(Paid and Free Parking Both)

There are paid parking lot and a free parking lot.

Please check the image and map below for parking details.

Paid Parking
Free Paring

Area Information around Odo Beach

Recommended Marine Activities in Itoman

Itoman city offers a variety of marine activities.

You can make reservations for activities such as diving, snorkeling, and SUP.

If you’re looking to enjoy diving or snorkeling, why not check out the activities available in Onna Village?

Peace memorial park

The Peace Memorial Park is located in Mabuni, Itoman City, in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa, where the Battle of Okinawa ended.

The Peace Memorial Park contains the cornerstone of peace, the Peace Memorial Hall, peace memorial materials, etc.

It is a sacred place visited by many domestic and foreign tourists, memorial groups, students on school trips, etc. It is also an important sightseeing spot.


This time, We introduced Odo Beach (John Man Beach).

Odo Beach is especially recommended for those who want to snorkel.

The beach is almost untouched and you can enjoy the nature as it is.

Thank you for reading until the end.