Okinawa Travel Guide

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Okinawa Highlights

  • Pro
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    terps94 says…

     very interesting culture and awesome sceneries 

  • Con
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    stonefree says…

     vast war base 

  • In a nutshell
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    okinawa_wave says…

     Filled with amazing experiences above and below the water! 

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Okinawa

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Naha

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55,166,138

Okinawa City

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Ishigaki

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1,8,97

Zamami-jima

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3,3,0

Tokashiki

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6,17,0

Onna

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3,4,28

Itoman

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1,1,0

Taketomi

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Kudaka

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Ginowan

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Chatan

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Motobu

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Okinawa

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  • Night Life Okinawa

    Okinawa Nightlife

    Is known as the first Club Style Bar in Okinawa, 3 years in and they are still going strong. Bar Spade is legendary among the military as well as locals. Just tell any cab driver Bar Spade in Naha City and he will know where to take you. Open till 7am with 500yen drinks, check out the web site www.barspade.com or add them on Face Book, this is the...

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  • Grand Mer Hotel Okinawa

    Okinawa Hotels

    I made a reservation aproximately one week in advance for a 3 day week end. I asked for a large room...

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  • Authentic Italian food in Okinawa

    Okinawa Restaurants

    My fiance`and I met one of the chefs (Pierro) while out on the town in Okinawa one night. I felt this restaurant is rather tucked away and not a lot of information available about it, hence why I wanted to write a raving review. I would have never found this hidden gem if we didn't meet him.There are two chefs, both from Italy - Roma and Venice, so...

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Naha

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  • Shuri

    Naha Things to Do

    It is a world heritage site, the palace of ancient Ryūkyū Kingdom. The current palace is rebuild by Japanese after its occupation, and its interior is changed to Japanese style. The original style is like the Chinese palace.

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  • Hotel Nikko Naha Grand Castle

    Naha Hotels

    Part of the Hotel Nikko Chain. A decent high rise city hotel situated atop a hill, giving a nice...

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  • Monorail

    Naha Transportation

    The best and fastest way to get around city. It is cheap - 600 Yen day pass (24 hours), 1000 yen for 48 hours - even cheaper then you taking bus, and of course faster. Besides, due to it is elevated, you can have a fantastic city view while riding it.

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Okinawa City

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  • Weather

    Okinawa City Warnings and Dangers

    The weather on Okinawa is subtropical and just gorgeous most of the time. There is a rainy season that lasts about 2 or 3 weeks and it doesn't get cold.However, Okinawa has it's share of typhoons. These can be really powerful storms and can/do kill people here each year. Do not get the idea that there is death and destruction like in the states...

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  • Shuri Castle

    Okinawa City Things to Do

    Based on the concept of "Suimui", Shurijo Castle Park preserves land, water quality, plant life, and other features of old capital. It is designed as a historical park where people can sense community.

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  • Daiichi Makishi Public Market

    Okinawa City Things to Do

    Okinawa's kitchen is the place for meats, fishes and pickled goods. On the second floor are the various food shops. You can purchase ingredients in the 1st floor and bring it to the 2nd floor to have them cook it for you. (Cooking fee is separate)

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Zamami-jima

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  • Very nice prices and good food

    Zamami-jima Restaurants

    It is located at the furtherest inland point of the town... maybe a few blocks up to the left from the supermarket... up from joy joy diving inn.Which reminds me, most of the other tourists on this island in November were Japanese tourists who stuck to the diving minshuku and went out on boats diving all day long. This meant the island was...

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  • Snorkeling

    Zamami-jima Sports & Outdoors

    Over the hill from the town is a beach (beginning with "F" - can't remember the name). In my guide books it said the snorkeling was good here... and it is good. It is an easy walk along the road to get there.The other direction around the coast from the town takes you to a small settlement and the camping ground. You can snorkel here in the morning...

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Tokashiki

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  • Island hopping

    Tokashiki Transportation

    From neighboring islands are not common. But a few travellers charter divingboat from Zamami island and Aka island.Charter fare 8,000jpy from Aka,10,000jpy from Zamami for all passengers. Ask for local diving service on each islands.

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  • Best place to eat

    Tokashiki Restaurants

    Next door to Aharen elementary school. White clolored house.The first floor is Sushi bar and second is also have counter and tables.perfectly clean and lot of sunlight from big windows.They surve Japanese,Okinawan and American(exm Fried potate,Humberg)And also good seafood!!! You can enjoy okinawan tropical fresh sasimi and sushi.Never taste in...

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  • Maguro Jerkey

    Tokashiki Shopping

    Very healthy Maguro(Tuna) Jerkey.It is very delicious with Okinawa Awamori. 30g:250yen80g:500yen120g:1000yen

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Onna

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  • Ryukyu Mura Village

    Onna Favorites

    A park including reconstructions of buildings found in Ryukyu era of Okinawa. There are shows of traditional dances, a Habu snake show, etc.In many of the buildings are short hands-on lessons of traditional arts, dance, textile weaving, pottery and traditional tea.http://www.ryukyumura.co.jp

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  • Spa Resort Exes

    Onna Hotels

    2592-40 Nakama, Onna-son, Okinawa Prefecture, 904-0401, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Not a ghost! Only walking on Inbu Beach!

    Onna Things to Do

    Well, as mentioned in the "Recommended Hotel" we arrived at the hotel at night only for a one night stay so we made ourselves walk along a darkened beach!This is how we saw it.

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Itoman

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    Cliffs from where Okinawans were forced to jump

    by salisbury3933 Written Mar 14, 2010

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    The Battle of Okinawa was one of the bloodier battles of the war, and the southern part of the main island, particularly present day Itoman city is where a lot of death and suffering took place as the Japanese army fought a battle of attrition, hoping to buy some time for the defence of the mainland.

    This museum shows the battle from an Okinawan perspective, and is well worth a visit in order to understand what happened

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Chatan

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    Drums Game at Chatan Villag 4 more images

    by marakaki Written Nov 12, 2007

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    I like video games and I could find various types as shooting, dancing, driving, some requires more physical efforts as basketball and table tennis with real balls.

    I tried the Taiko (Drums) following the cartoon Doraemon's song and I liked that.

    Don't miss the 3D movie session with realistic movements.

    Also, you can find bowling, American stores, restaurants and shopping area at Chatan Village.

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    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

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