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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. The Atta Terrace Golf Resort

    Five Select Luxury Resort Golf Courses in Okinawa

    2017.05.18

  2. 1. Itoman Hare

    Enjoy It In May and June! 5 Places to Enjoy Okinawa's Ocean Festival, Hari

    2017.05.02

  3. You can't miss this on a trip to Okinawa! How to Enjoy the Super Popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    You can't miss this on a trip to Okinawa! How to Enjoy the Super Popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    2017.04.06

Okinawa×Food

  1. 1. COLOSSEO 262

    Five Select Locations for Good Beer in Okinawa

    2017.05.25

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  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 Kitchen Hostel Ao

    Five Select Hostels and Guest Houses in Okinawa with High Social Media Ratings

    2017.06.08

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  2. 1. Tokashiki Guest House

    Five Select Okinawa Cottages Popular on Social Media to Share with Friends

    2017.06.08

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  3. 1. White Reef

    Five Apartment-Style Accommodations Highly Rated Online Perfect for Extended Stays in Okinawa

    2017.06.08

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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