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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. History of Okinawan Karate

    Must Do Activities in Okinawa! Okinawa Karate Lessons

    2019.07.23

  2. What is Kokusai-dori?

    [Okinawa] Around 600 Shops to Visit! An In-Depth Guide to the Treaesure Trove that is Kokusai-Dori!

    2019.07.05

  3. Where is Okinawa?

    40 Popular Places in Okinawa That You Need to Visit on Your Next Trip

    2018.09.27

Okinawa×Food

  1. 1. Puffpuff

    Breathtaking Ocean Views! 5 Recommended Cafes in Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island

    2019.04.18

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Higashimachiya

    5 Restaurants in Naha, Okinawa for All-You-Can-Eat and Drink Courses

    2018.07.19

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. COLOSSEO 262

    Five Select Locations for Good Beer in Okinawa

    2017.05.25

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Okinawa×Shopping

  1. 1. Shiisaa

    Perfect as Souvenirs! Five Popular Traditional Crafts of Okinawa

    2018.04.19

  2. 1. Tokiwa

    5 Delicious Okinawan Awamori Brands to Try and Buy

    2017.04.27

  3. 1. Aroma no Hiyakedome DX

    5 Okinawan Cosmetics You Should Buy

    2016.08.25

Okinawa×Hotels

  1. 1. Hotel Azat Naha (Asato Station)

    【2018 Edition】5 Lodgings Close to the Station With Rave Reviews in Naha, Okinawa

    2018.08.17

    Booking.com

  2. 1.  Retya

    5 Best Guest Houses on Ishigaki-jima, Okinawa

    2018.07.19

    Booking.com

  3. 1. Renaissance Okinawa Resort

    5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Okinawa Island

    2018.06.28

    Booking.com

Okinawa×Tips & Manners

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

    【2018 Edition】Must-See for Beginners! Things to Know Before Exploring Okinawa’s Remote Islands

    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