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Okinawa Travel Guide

Okinawa Top Experiences

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Highlights

Top Reasons to Go to Okinawa

Local flavors: Okinawa's food, music, art, and local spirit combine powerful influences from all over Asia with funky, homegrown flavors. ...

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Okinawa's World War II Sights

The Battle of Okinawa is one of the most tragic events in modern history. Caught between two warring nations, the people of Okinawa were killed...

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Who's Who

Encoded into islander speech are delineations for who comes from where. Ethnic Ryukyu are shimanchu —written with the Chinese-Japanese ideographs...

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On the Menu

Okinawa's famously long-lived and hearty population has made the "Okinawa Diet" a buzzword among Slow-Food enthusiasts and others interested...

Sights

Legend of the Shisa

Shisa, the lionlike talismans protecting doorways and adorning rooftops throughout the islands, have quite a history. It's said that during...

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