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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.

Tragic history: Moving memorials tell the poignant story of the chaos that ravaged this idyllic landscape during World War II's fierce final battle.

Getting wild: Snorkeling, diving, trekking, sailing, fishing, whale-watching, and kayaking are in your reach in Japan's most pristine and enticing natural vistas.

Dazzling reefs: Okinawa's abundant reefs are home to varied marine life thriving in clear, warm seas. Dive with manta rays and hammerhead sharks or simply glide over gardens of hard and soft corals.

Updated: 2014-02-05

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