Point on the map: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Great beaches, spectacular diving and the world’s largest number of centenarians is found in Okinawa.
19 April 2019 at 12:34
An archipelago of 160 Islands – the hottest place under the rising sun: the southern Japanese Prefecture located on the same latitude as the Bahamas and, to tell you the truth, very little similar to Japan. There are palm trees, rustling in the Golden Sands gentle waves, the locals wear shirts in tropical colors make sashimi of pork ears, she was going to live forever – Okinawa is famous for the world’s highest life expectancy. And the local grandparents differ good health and even in 100 years, cheerful and active. Scientists believe that it’s all in the food: the cuisine of Okinawa, which became part of Japan only in the late XIX century, is very peculiar. Here prefer fish and rice, and pork, vegetables and seaweed.
Underwater world is one of the most important landmarks: near Okinawa is Japan’s largest coral reef length of about 20 km, and the visibility in the clear water up to 50 m. There you can see whales, stingrays-manta rays, hammerhead sharks and even find traces of a lost civilization – the rocks near the island of Yonaguni look like the sunken city: terraces, steps and pyramids, whose age thousands of years.
On land, too, is something to see: the Okinawa Churaumi aquarium with one of the largest aquariums in the world, included in the UNESCO world heritage site Shuri castle, pottery Sloboda Tsuboya in the capital of the Prefecture is Naha. And yet the main reason why you go to Okinawa, the beaches. Archipelago will certainly find one that fits your idea of a perfect beach holiday.
How to get
Direct flights to Okinawa offer airline JAL (EN.jal.co.jp) and ANA (ana.co.jp) from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (2-2,5 hours), it is also possible to fly via Seoul, Shanghai or Hong Kong.