Wa-Oh! JAPAN

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. Ryukyu Kaiensai

    5 Things You Should Do During Spring in Okinawa

    2017.03.09

  2. 1. Naminoue Beach (Naha)

    Bathe in the glory of summer one step ahead of everyone else! 6 Beaches in Okinawa Open in the Spring

    2017.02.23

  3. 1. Nakijin Castle Remains

    Five Recommended Hanami Spots in Okinawa

    2017.02.02

Okinawa×Food

  1. 1. Taco Rice Cafe Kijimunaa Depo Island Branch

    5 Restaurants Serving Super-Delicious Taco Rice in Okinawa

    2017.02.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Isayan

    5 Yakiniku Restaurants in Okinawa Offering Delicious Local Wagyu Beef and Pork

    2016.12.01

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Manza Table

    5 Selected Family-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes in Okinawa

    2016.11.02

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Okinawa×Shopping

  1. 1. Aroma no Hiyakedome DX

    5 Okinawan Cosmetics You Should Buy

    2016.08.25

  2. What is the Makishi Public Market?

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

    2016.08.10

  3. 1. Aeon Naha Shopping Center

    Recommended Large Shopping Malls on Okinawa's Main Island

    2016.06.16

Okinawa×Hotels

  1. 1. Guesthouse Hanahana

    5 Recommended Guesthouses in Okinawa

    2017.03.09

  2. 1. Kanucha Bay Hotel and Villas

    Have a Relaxing Time in Your Very Own Private Space! 5 Cottage-Type Resorts in Okinawa

    2017.02.09

Okinawa×Tips & Manners

  1. You have to try these! 5 Famous Okinawa Dishes

    You have to try these! 5 Famous Okinawa Dishes

    2017.01.05

  2. 1. Shuri Castle

    5 World Heritage Sites You Shouldn't Miss in Okinawa

    2016.06.02

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