7 Must-Visit Spots in Okinawa’s Miyako Island: Beaches, Capes, and More

Miyako Island is one of the best islands to visit in Japan, especially during the summer season. Located in the south of Okinawa, it is reachable from Tokyo via a two-hour plane ride. Aside from being known for its brown sugar and pineapples, the island has lots of other attractions such as beautiful beaches and…

17 Affordable and Relaxing Hotels in Gorgeous Okinawa for a Perfect Stay in 2017!

With secluded islands, transparent waters, friendly locals, and glorious beaches, it’s no surprise that Okinawa is hugely popular among both Japanese people and international visitors. Okinawa is a prefecture in the south of Japan which consists of several large islands and many smaller ones. The popularity of Okinawa can be attributed to its warm climate…

Tired of the Usual Cafes? Have a Cup of Coffee Inside a Real Cave in Okinawa!

Known for its unique themed cafes and restaurants, Japan has an abundance of maid cafes, cat cafes, etc. However, there are many other interesting cafes that you probably have never heard of. Let’s branch out and head to Okinawa and see one of the coolest cafes in a natural setting – a real cave cafe.…

Go on a Hunt to Spot These Historically Significant Landmarks in Okinawa!

We all know about lighthouses, optical beacons that are usually installed to navigate ships. These are historical reminders and important cultural landmarks in many countries. The sub-tropical Okinawan minor archipelagos of Miyako and Yaeyama, which are now major tourist destinations in Japan, together are called the Sakishima Islands and have cultural landmarks of their own.…

12 Hotels on Miyako, Ishigaki, and Iriomote Islands for a Perfect Stay in 2017

Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, is a group of tropical islands that are popular as summer vacation destinations. They boast excellent activities such as snorkelling, diving, and surfing, and visiting lovely local places such as Fukushu-en and Shikina-en Gardens, the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, and Nakagusuku Castle. Okinawa is famous for beautiful beaches,…

Visit These 3 Romantic Bridges on the Beautiful Miyako Islands in Okinawa!

Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture has many great island clusters to see. These include the Miyako Islands which have a unique culture and are known for their spectacular beaches. Among these remote islands, Miyakojima is a great urban center because of its relatively large population compared to that of other nearby islands. Many Japanese people dream of…

Visit Kerama Shoto National Park in Okinawa, One of the Best Diving Spots in Japan

Okinawa needs no introduction. It is widely known as one of the best places in the world to enjoy the warm weather and friendly locals. Visitors can also enjoy fun activities such as scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling. Okinawa has nearly 20 islands of different sizes. This includes the Kerama Islands, which are surrounded by…

3 Interesting Things to Do in Hateruma, the Southernmost Island of Japan

Yaeyama Islands are a bunch of unique islands that are very rich in nature and home to several mysteries in Japan. They are located in the middle of East China Sea, between Taiwan and the main island of Okinawa. There are many places to have a relaxing time in this region, one of which is…

3 Fantastic Things to Do in Yonaguni, Japan’s Westernmost Inhabited Island

Yonaguni, a tiny island belonging to Japan just 125 km away from Taiwan’s coastline, is a must-visit place because of its unique attractions. Part of the Yaeyama Islands, which is located in Okinawa Prefecture, Yonaguni enjoys isolation and a variety of flora and fauna. Here are three things to do in this far end of…

What Is This Scary ‘Mud Festival’ for Kids in Okinawa and Why Is It Dying Out?

Japan is known for its many unique festivals, and Paantu is one such event mostly celebrated in the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture. What was once a great festival celebrated all across the islands of Okinawa, is now just limited to Miyakojima and a few other islands in the far southwest. The festival is performed…
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