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Okinawa

Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, and it's warm all year round. Okinawa, made of the main island which houses Naha Airport and a number of outlying islands, is a holy land for marine sports and other activities.The Kerama Islands (including Tokashiki Island and Zamami Island) are visited by tourists from all over the world that want to visit the "Kerama Blue," the nickname for the beautiful ocean they're surrounded by. You can reach other outlying islands like Miyako Island, Iriomote Island, Ishigaki Island, and Hateruma Island by taking a ferry or flight from the main island, so you'll be hard-pressed to choose which one to visit. Okinawa can be enjoyed by diving experts as well as beginners that take diving tours, as well as people who want to go snorkeling or whale watching. Okinawa also has a different culture than the rest of Japan. There is plenty to eat and see, like Okinawa soba, made differently from typical Japanese buckwheat soba, stewed pork dishes, Shuri Castle, and more.
The biggest method of transportation in Okinawa is by car. Rent a car after receiving your international driver's license or travel using bus or taxi. On outlying islands and over relatively short distances, you can also use a bicycle.

Topics

Okinawa×Sightseeing

  1. 1. RyukyuMura

    5 Theme Parks in Okinawa Where You Can Have A Unique Experience

    2017.10.26

  2. What kind of place is Kumejima?

    Encounter a Picturesque Beach! A Complete Guide to Kumejima, a Remote Island in Okinawa

    2017.09.14

  3. What kind of place is Miyako-jima?

    Full Guide to Enjoying the Remote Island of Miyako-jima, Surrounded by the Blue Sea

    2017.08.24

Okinawa×Food

  1. 1. COLOSSEO 262

    Five Select Locations for Good Beer in Okinawa

    2017.05.25

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Misomeshiya Marutama

    Five Great Breakfasts in Naha in Okinawa for Those Without Hotel Breakfast Plans

    2017.05.25

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. A&W

    This is the true taste of Okinawa! 5 Local Okinawa Restaurant Chains

    2017.03.27

Okinawa×Shopping

  1. 5 Delicious Okinawan Awamori Brands to Try and Buy

    5 Delicious Okinawan Awamori Brands to Try and Buy

    2017.04.27

  2. 1. Aroma no Hiyakedome DX

    5 Okinawan Cosmetics You Should Buy

    2016.08.25

  3. What is the Makishi Public Market?

    How to Enjoy The Makishi Public Market, Okinawa's Kitchen

    2016.08.10

Okinawa×Hotels

  1. 1. The Terrace Club Wellness Resort At Busena

    5 Luxurious Hotels to Fully Enjoy Your Okinawan Trip

    2017.08.03

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  2. 1. Private Vacation Villa Kohola

    Stay in a Homey Place! 5 Vacation Homes in the Main Island of Okinawa

    2017.07.06

    Booking.com

  3. 1. Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort

    Enjoy the Summer Oceans! Five Select Beachside Accommodations on Okinawa Island

    2017.07.06

    Booking.com

Okinawa×Tips & Manners

  1. If You’re Going to Okinawa, Touring the Remote Islands is Recommended

    Must-See for Beginners! Things to Know Before Exploring Okinawa’s Remote Islands

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    2017.12.14

  2. The Dialect is Unique

    Traveling Will Be More Fun If You Know This! The Unique Customs and Culture of Okinawa

    2017.11.09

  3. 1. Shekwasha

    Must-Try in Tropical Okinawa! 5 Delicious Fruits

    2017.10.12

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