Kerama Islands: The Best Whale Watching Destination in Japan!

If you’re looking for the best place to go whale watching in Japan, you will make one of the best decisions if you head to Kerama Islands. Besides being historically involved in the Battle of Okinawa, the island is also home to many wandering whales which have an annual migration as this is where they…

Shuri Castle and Its Retaining Beauty Unique to Okinawa

Shuri Castle is one of the beautiful castles that you can find in Japan. It played a major role in the Japanese history and served as a focal point of foreign trade, economics, politics, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The castle grounds and the area surrounding it has been designated as one of…

Cool Down this Summer at this Dazzling Hideaway in Okinawa!

If you want total serenity from the city, the best getaway is to stay in a secluded place hidden from the mainland and only familiar to a few tourists. The luxurious inns in Chillma will provide you with the “chill out” of a lifetime. This villa is located in the northern part of Okinawa tucked…

Check Out the Amazing Facilities at Okinawa’s Churaumi Aquarium!

There are so many fascinating aquariums in Japan with each having its own unique features. One of these which stands out from the rest due to its amazing facilities (aside from the aquarium itself) is the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Many people believe this is the best aquarium of them all due to its massive tank…

Shikinaen Royal Garden: The Beauty of the Ryukyu Royal Family’s Second Residence

The second residence of the Ryukyu Kings during the 18th century was a 42,000-square meter property known as Shikinaen Royal Garden. Its size was considered to be the largest of all secondary homes built during that time. It also became the place where high-ranking foreign officials were accommodated and entertained. travel.qunar.com/ The Design of the…

The Tragic Story of the Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquaters

The Battle of Okinawa in 1945, which was also known as Operation Iceberg, left a very big impact on the inhabitants of Okinawa Island. It resulted in one of the largest casualties ever to occur in history. One deep reminder to people of the calamities of war can be seen in the Former Japanese Navy…

Hoshizuna Beach: A Fascinating Star Sand Beach in Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture is well-known for its gorgeous beaches. On the northern tip of an island called Taketomi-jima is a small beach called Hoshizuna-no-Hama, which is literally translated as ‘Star Sand Beach’. If you happen to look closely at the sand on this beach, you will see that the sand is actually comprised of the special…

Experience the Bloodless Bullfights in Okinawa!

Have you ever seen a bullfight with no matador and no weapons? Well, this is possible in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. There are around 40 bullfighting tournaments held every year which attract thousands of visitors around the world. However, don’t be misled as bullfights in Okinawa do not create bloodshed but simply a fight…