Okinawa is a prefecture located in the southernmost part of Japan. It consists of a chain of islands in the East China Sea and the region is characterized by white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush green mountains, and vibrant coral reefs. The subtropical climate of Okinawa makes it a popular destination for tourists seeking warm weather and outdoor activities.
The islands attract a significant number of domestic and international visitors due to their natural beauty and cultural attractions. Tourists can enjoy a range of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, visiting historical sites such as Shuri Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), exploring the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (one of the world’s largest), and relaxing on the beaches.
Okinawan cuisine is also renowned, with dishes like Okinawa soba (noodles), Rafute (braised pork belly), and Goya Champuru (stir-fried bitter melon) being local favorites.