49 Things to Do in Okinawa, the Beach Island Paradise of Japan

Okinawa is a gorgeous collection of islands around 400 miles south of mainland Japan. It boasts sandy white beaches, glamorous hotel resorts, and fun activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and swimming with marine animals. It is also home to several sightseeing spots such as gardens and castles, making the group of islands a worthwhile visit…

Be Transported to China With This Stunning Garden in Okinawa

Japan has a well-deserved reputation for beautiful gardens and many of its cities have at least one picturesque garden. Visitors to Okinawa often flock to Shikinaen, the former residence of the Ryukyu Kings and one of Okinawa’s World Heritage Sites. While Shikinaen is undoubtedly worth visiting, it is not Okinawa’s only noteworthy garden. In fact,…

Visit 2 Amazing Beaches on Zamami, Okinawa’s Island Paradise!

Okinawa is known for its pristine beaches where you can sunbathe, swim, and snorkel to your heart’s content. However, while Naha and Okinawa Honto have plenty of amazing attractions and beaches, the best beaches are located off the main island. Miyako is a popular spot, but another flight is required to reach the island. Fortunately,…

30 Hotels in Okinawa for a Luxury Stay in Japan’s Island Paradise in 2017!

Okinawa (沖縄) is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and a group of tropical islands which are popular destinations for vacationers. With a unique culture and cuisine as well as stunning views of beaches, the sea, the sky and more, it remains a great group of islands to snorkel, hang glide, swim, and sunbathe as well…

5 Things to Do in Okinawa to Make the Most of Your Trip to This Tropical Paradise

Okinawa (沖縄) is Japan’s fifth-largest island and is situated south of mainland Japan. Okinawa was a separate kingdom with its own rich history until 1879. That year, Japan annexed Okinawa and it has been part of the country ever since. Today, Okinawa is a very important US Army and Navy base. Owing to its own…

Are You Brave Enough to Try Okinawan Wine Made from Venomous Snakes?

Unless you have a knack for all things dangerous, bizarre or weird, you’ll most likely find this popular alcohol beverage from Okinawa (沖縄) pretty scary. After all, who in their right minds would intentionally breed poisonous snakes only to gut them out and preserve them for weeks just so their venom can be mixed with…

Top 10 Souvenirs From Okinawa to Bedazzle Your Friends and Family!

Cherry blossom viewing in Okinawa (沖縄) might have already come to an end but it’s never too late to enjoy the sheer grandeur of Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Due to its geographical location, Okinawa is the only place in the country that enjoys a tropical-like climate comparable to its neighboring countries, such as the Philippines and…

What Is Happening to the Coral Reefs of Okinawa?

Home to Japan’s coral reefs, Okinawa (沖縄), a.k.a. Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島), is one of the most visited archipelagos in the East China Sea (東シナ海). Famous for its rich marine life, turquoise waters, and tropical climate, Okinawa attracts many tourists from around the world. It is located at the southern end of Japan scattered across approximately…

Is the Mysterious Yonaguni Monument Japan’s Own Atlantis?

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with aliens and the unexplained. I remember getting a book from the library about unexplained phenomena: the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and much, much more. In the book, there was a short chapter on a topic that combined two things I…

Discover 7 Healthy Foods That Contribute to Okinawa’s Longevity!

At the mention of Okinawa (沖縄), the sun, sandy beaches, the beautiful underwater world, warm weather, and a relaxed atmosphere usually come to mind. But did you know that Okinawa is famous for the longevity of its elderly people? It’s been said that the relatively stress-free lifestyle there and the people’s diet consisting of various…
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