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Welcome to Okinawa
Travel Information

About Okinawa and Travel Information


1.General Information

 Unique Culture and Resort

Okinawa is Japan’s only region with a subtropical climate, and the islands are cloaked in lush greenery. In the Kingdom of Ryukyu from the 14th to 18th century, Okinawa traded with China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, developing its own unique culture. Okinawa is Japan’s southernmost prefecture, consisting of a few dozen, small islands in the southern half of the Nansei Shoto, the island chain which stretches over about one thousand kilometers from Kyushu to Taiwan. Okinawa’s climate is subtropical, with temperatures barely falling below 15 degrees in winter. The seas surrounding Okinawa’s islands are considered among the world’s most beautiful with coral reefs and abundant marine wildlife. Consequently, snorkeling and scuba diving are among Okinawa’s top attractions.

Safe and Relaxing

Okinawa is a safe place, and their superior hospitality is a major attraction.



2.Convenient Access

 There are direct flights from Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, and Guam. Okinawa is particularly convenient from East Asia. In addition, there are more than 20 flights from Tokyo (Haneda) daily, with direct flights from Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka for convenient access. Okinawa is also a convenient location for meetings with foreign companies that maintain branches in Asia, or combined with an incentive tour to mainland Japan.


From Overseas to Okinawa (Air Routes) [1]

There are direct flights from Okinawa Main Island to Taiwan, China, and South Korea.


From Other Parts of Japan to Okinawa (Air Routes) [1]



For more travel information, please check the following websites for reference:

[1] http://www.visitokinawa.jp/transportation/transportation-to-okinawa

[2] http://wikitravel.org/en/Okinawa

[3] https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/regional/okinawa/

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