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Traveling in Okinawa

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  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
    Aquarium
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunmotobuchou Ishikawa 424 (inside Ocean Expo Park)
  • Kokusai-dori Street
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    Okinawa ken Naha city
  • Shuri Castle
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    Castle / Ruins of Castle
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shuritounokurachou 3-1

    The castle was burned down recently as the fifth fire. It was established in the end of the 13th century and became the Imperial castle of the Ryukyu dynasty in the 14th century. The fire accidents...

  • Naha Airport Kokunaisenryokaku Terminal Bldg
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Kagamizu 150 Naha Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal Building
  • The Tower of Himeyuri / Himeyuri Peace Museum
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Ihara 671-1

    The Peace Memorial Museum provides a sobering overview of the Battle of Okinawa where 200,000 lives were lost in WWII. Twelve thousand American soldiers died in this bloody battle. The museum does...

Okinawa Main Areas

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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