Okinawa Travel Guide
Plan Your Okinawa Vacation
You'll swear you've hit a different country: let the tropical climate get you ready for sun-kissed beaches and crystal blue waters, deserted islands ringed by rainbow-hued coral reefs, verdant jungle trails, and funky port towns full of laid-back, fun-loving islanders: it's all here welcoming you to Okinawa, Japan's most diverse and exciting destination.
Lodgings range from no-frills beach shacks to lavish resorts. Most of the Japanese tourists visiting Okinawa have purchased... read more
Okinawa's culinary history doesn't have the same pedigree as the haute cuisine of Kyoto or Tokyo. A similar aristocratic... read more
Things To Do in Okinawa
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Local flavors: Okinawa's food, music, art, and local spirit combine powerful influences from all over Asia with funky, homegrown... Read more
The Battle of Okinawa is one of the most tragic events in modern history. Caught between two warring nations, the people of Okinawa were... Read more
Okinawa's famously long-lived and hearty population has made the "Okinawa Diet" a buzzword among Slow-Food enthusiasts and others... Read more
Shisa, the lionlike talismans protecting doorways and adorning rooftops throughout the islands, have quite a history. It's said... Read more
Encoded into islander speech are delineations for who comes from where. Ethnic Ryukyu are shimanchu—written with the... Read more
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