Okinawa Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
Okinawa Island is located in Okinawa Prefecture, and is one of three islands belonging to this southernmost prefecture of Japan.
Meaning ‘rope in the open sea’, Okinawa is aptly described, as the prefecture comprises the southern half of the bigger group of islands known as Ryukyu Islands. Named after the area’s native culture, Ryukyu Islands consist of 49 inhabited and 111 uninhabited islands stretching between mainland Japan and Taiwan.
Okinawa Prefecture’s inhabited islands are divided into 3 archipelagos, or groups of islands: The Okinawa Islands, Mikayo Islands, and the Yaeyama Islands. Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.
Okinawa Island is the largest of all islands and has an area of 1,201 sq. kms (464 sq. miles). Approximately 640 kms (400 miles) south of mainland Japan, Okinawa Island features a subtropical climate and is home to many unusual and beautiful species of flora and fauna on a Japanese vacation.
While Okinawa Island’s north end is made up of igneous rock, its southern end consists of coral reef, making the islands perfect for ocean recreation such as deep-sea diving and snorkeling on Japan tours.
Okinawans have their own distinctive culture and food, separate from Japan. Their most famous worldwide export is the martial art of Karate, while their form of music, a blend of Okinawan sounds and American rock or jazz, is becoming widely popular in Japan.
With its stunning coral, beautiful white beaches, and even a fun trip to Nago Pineapple Park, Okinawa Islands is a warm, relaxing destination for an overnight stopover. on Japan travel.
Japan Travel Information
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