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In my opinion Okinawa Japan is worth a visit, because of its natural beauty.  Let’s discover more..

Now when you’re in Japan, why would you not take the opportunity to visit the most famous (Karate Kid – Mr Miyagi’s) Okinawa Islands.  

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Okinawa is a beautiful island situated between Japan and Taiwan.  Although part of Japan it maintains its own identify.  The island is 520 km from Japan and 117 km from Taiwan at the closest points. Comprising of more than 150 islands, the largest of the islands is also called Okinawa.

Where is Okinawa

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The climate

Here you will find a tropical climate with sometimes very high humidity.  However Okinawa has some of the most beautiful beaches and coral reefs in the world and the water is warm.  In June you can expect sea temperatures of 27 °C.

What is the best time to visit Okinawa

The best time to visit is in spring or autumn (March to early May and again from September to December). The wet season is from early May to early June.  However they may have get typhoons in July and August, and occasionally in October.

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Do they speak English in Okinawa

In Okinawa most people speak Japanese.  However you will find that the staff at all the major hotels and popular tourist areas can all speak English. 

Things to do

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A visit to the Futenma Shrine  with its beautiful Japanese and Okinawan architecture, is definitely something to put on your list.  (Where:  1 Chome-27-10 Futenma, Ginowan, Okinawa 901-2202, Japan)

Shuri Castle overlook Okinawa from the hilltop and is one of the busiest attractions in Okinawa, so we suggest an early morning visit.  (Where:  1 Chome-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha, Okinawa 903-0815, Japan)

The Cherry Blossom Festival is held in February each year, at Manko Lake Park spanning Naha City and Tomigusuku City.

Learn more about the Okinawa traditions and have fun at the Okinawa World Theme Park.

Explore the Gyokusendo Caves (Where:  Maekawa-1336, Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-0616, Japan)

Here you can snorkel and do parasailing as well as kayaking.  Make time to explore the beautiful beaches of Okinawa.  Manza, Emerald and Kouri are some of the most beautiful and famous beaches.

Take a day-trip to the beautiful Aharen Beach 

Miyakojima is considered one of the best islands for diving in Japan and with that Maebama Beach is famous for its beautiful sunsets.  Well worth a stop.

This is also the home of one of the largest aquariums in Japan – Churaumi  Aquarium (Where: 424 Azaishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami District, Okinawa 905-0206, Japan)

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Also read more about the Cherry blossoms in Japan.

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