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.…

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…

Enjoy Okinawa’s Summer Heat in These 2 Awesome Guesthouses in Naha!

Most Japanese people dream of going to Okinawa during the summer season. It’s a very popular region of the country surrounded by majestic scenery and a serene atmosphere, and its emerald blue sea and tropical white sand beaches are just as inviting. It’s quite simply a paradise-like place to stay which is gorgeously situated in…

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,…