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Okinawa is known as “Japan's Hawaii” for its rich and varied scenery and unique mix of Southeast Asian, Chinese and Japanese architecture. It is also known as the birthplace of karate. The local economy is heavily dependent on tourism and fishing – the surrounding ocean is rich in fish due to its location on a continental shelf. Popular attractions include Shuri Castle and Shureimon Gate.
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Okinawa Zoo & Museum
80 Reviews
Okinawa Zoo & Museum, located in Okinawa, is a great destination for families and sure to entertain the kids. The zoo itself is built next to a mountain overlooking the nearby lake and distant sea. Although not big in size, it offers visitors a number of opportunities to interact with animals, such as feeding giraffes, and petting chicks and guinea pigs. In addition, the museum provides scientific games and art workshops that bring to life originally boring scientific principles.
Southeast Botanical Gardens
60 Reviews
Southeast Plantation Park is one of the few tropical gardens in Japan. The park provides a battery car park, children can experience fishing, and some simple climbing facilities, there are many small animals, rabbits, monkeys, guinea pigs, etc., very cute. Here, you can get close to flying butterflies, snow owls and other small animals, and experience the production of Okinawa lions, so that people can forget everything and spend time comfortably.
American Village
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536 Reviews
American Village is a mixture of cultural, commercial, and 3D entertainment facilities which includes a multiplex, shopping center, bowling alley, music studio, arcade, and a number of American-style restaurants. Originally built to cater for US military personnel and their families, American Village has since become a key international hotspot complete with residencies, imported products, grocery stores, snack bars, and even a giant Ferris wheel providing a panoramic view of the area.
Okinawa City Hall Observation Decks
21 Reviews
Observation Deck
Okinawa City Hall Observation Deck is located at the Okinawa City Hall building. A spiral staircase leads up to the small observation platform with lovely views of the surrounding city and harbor areas. On clear days it is possible to get a panoramic view from the observation deck making this a great place to snap some wide-angle photos.

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The Most Enchanting Postcard Scenery, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa
Outdoor Recreation
Gourmet Food
Natural Landscapes
Landmark Buildings
Ishigaki Island is one of the most famous and lively outlying islands in Okinawa. It is the central island of the Yaeyama Islands. When going to Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-jima, Hateruma-jima, Yonaguni-jima and other such islands, tourists usually depart from Ishigaki Island, which is often referred to as the camp for island hopping tours. There are direct flights from Naha, Miyako, Tokyo and Osaka, and it takes about an hour to fly from Naha Airport to Ishigaki Island.
TripBlog   Dec 27, 2019
Stroll Around and Eat at The Local Market
Gourmet Food
Business Districts
As an island country, the most sufficient resource in Japan is all kinds of seafood. It is said that when you go to a city, you don’t have a deep understanding of it until you walk around the local market. Now, let's take a look at these "salivating" markets in Japan.
TripBlog   Dec 26, 2019
Enjoy the Beautiful Emerald Sea, and 7 Special Resort Hotels in Okinawa
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Seaside Resorts
Water Recreation
Vacation Hotel
Okinawa has a long coastline and a large number of beautiful islands. It also has fine beaches with clear water and white sand. You must have heard the names of these beaches: Emerald Beach, Sunset Beach, Sesoko Beach, Naminoue Beach. They are open to the public, especially in summer, where a large number of tourists gather on them. If you want to stay away from the crowds, and quietly sit on a white-sand beach, and if you want to quietly enjoy the blue water, you can stay in these hotels. They are all nice hotels with beautiful beaches.
TripBlog   Dec 24, 2019

Okinawa Weather

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Mostly Cloudy
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Okinawa
Oct 23, 2020 Okinawa Weather:Clouds, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:59%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:32/17:53
Okinawa Driving:Suitable, Running:Good, Cycling:Suitable

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US military base observatory 4 km look
Okinawa is a subtropical climate that is warm in winter and cool in summer, and is suitable for vacation all year round. April to October: For the summer of Okinawa, enjoy a sea bath in this long period. May to June: During the rainy season, the rain is hot and stuffy, and the rain falls around June 20 and then enters the summer. The summer is dominated by sunny days and the sun is strong. September to November: Sometimes a typhoon hits. November: Mainly cloudy and light rain, a short winter is coming. Winter (November to March) is very warm, basically kept at around 20 °C, no snow. What do you want to take to Okinawa? Clothing: I won't say it in the summer. The temperature in winter is generally around 18-26 degrees, a little cold, long-sleeved outerwear + jeans ok. If you want to be beautiful, you can consider wearing a thick skirt. It is recommended to wear a long-sleeved jacket even in the summer, because the air conditioner is turned on everywhere (the winter is also open). Sunscreen: Be sure to bring it, it is very dry. Umbrella: Free rental umbrellas are available in hotels or other public places, where it always rains. Rain is usually a shower. Take it as appropriate. The sun protection function of my umbrella is more important. Drugs: General fever, cold medicine can be. Power adapter: If you bring a computer (recommended) or other electrical appliances, the plug is three-socket, it is best to buy two heads and three heads. There are two plugs on the other side of Japan, and there are very few three plugs (American standard, the plug above is cylindrical). The hotel I stayed at (Pacific Hotel Pacific Hotel) didn't have three plugs. I bought the wrong converter and rented a converter at the hotel. The 1000 yen deposit was used up and the refund was used. If you don't buy it in China, there is only one small shop selling goods in the international terminal of Naha Airport, 630 yen. Mobile: I only know mobile. The global sensation zone, Shenzhouxing, and the 5-card card can open permanent international roaming for free. The balance is to be 500 and the real name system. If you only have one month of roaming, the balance will be 200. Direct 10086 has been opened for real-name system (or text message KTGM to 10086), and there is no real-name system to go to the business office. After that, you must ensure that your mobile phone must support WCDMA (3G standard), because Japan is a 3G signal (Docomo or Softbank) to roam the past. After roaming, the direct domestic call is 4.99rmb/min and the SMS is 0.89rmb/strip. If you dial ** 139 * 86 mobile phone number # can be 1.99rmb / minute. Before going, it is recommended to suspend the Internet function and send ZTSJLL to suspend the Internet service. After returning to China, HFSJLL will resume again. Cameras, etc.: In principle, more than 5,000 personal items must be declared at the time of customs clearance. I am very embarrassed to declare, and the result is no one at all, sigh~ do not report in Japan. Kettle: It's very important! ! Japan buys water and is expensive... a bottle of mineral water on the street costs 110 yen or more. Therefore, the daily activity hotel will pick up the water with the water at the tourist attraction. As for drinking hot water, the hotel I live in offers a boiling water cup and can boil water by myself. But eating outside is free to ice water because of westernization.. Toiletries: The hotels I live in offer Shiseido's shampoo and facial cleanser. I bring the slag. Girls need to bring skin care products, remember to check. The hotel has only woolen slippers, the bath is a bathtub, and the bare feet can stand without plastic slippers. JPY: The bank only offers a large face value exchange of more than 1,000 yen. If you go directly to the exchange, it is generally only 10,000 yen. To 1000 yen, you need to make an appointment one day in advance. However, it is recommended to change the number of 1000. (Note: The yen is below 1000 yen.) Local convenience stores and the like will help to exchange small change, the service is very good. The yen exchange rate has been rising, so it is better to exchange money in advance. Language: It is good to speak Japanese. But English is also OK, hotels and other tourist areas can basically communicate easily.
You can buy a croquet lion to send a friend, the town house to exorcise evil, eat seafood snacks, and seafood soup that can be washed. is part of Group Limited, one of the world's leading providers of travel services.