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Okinawa Holidays

Kabira Bay on Ishigaki Island, Japan

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Japan’s paradisiacal island getaway

Whether you're basking in the sun on its pristine beaches, exploring historical sites, or indulging in traditional Japanese cuisine, Okinawa promises a wonderful experience.

Off the coast of Japan’s southernmost main island, Kyushu, lies Okinawa, a tropical paradise that amazes travellers with its breathtaking beauty, vibrant culture, and unique attractions. This region comprises a chain of stunning islands, each with its own unique charm. From the lush, jungle-covered Iriomote Island to the historical and cultural treasures of Ishigaki, these islands offer diverse experiences for every type of traveller.

Okinawa is renowned for its stunning beaches with powdery white sands and azure waters. Whether you're seeking relaxation or water adventures, Okinawa's beaches, such as the famous Emerald Beach and Sunset Beach, provide the perfect backdrop for a day of sun, surf, and serenity.

Okinawa's cultural heritage is a tapestry of unique traditions and influences. Explore the captivating Shuri Castle where you can step back in time to Okinawa's royal history. The vibrant red walls and intricate architecture are a testament to the island's rich past. Be sure to attend traditional Okinawan performances like Ryukyuan dance and sanshin music to truly immerse yourself in the island's cultural treasures.

Okinawa is known for its lively festivals and events. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the vibrant Eisa dance during the Obon season or experience the colourful and energetic Tug-of-War Festival, where locals and visitors come together to test their strength.

Okinawa's waters are a diver's paradise, teeming with marine life and coral reefs. The Kerama Islands are another UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the best diving spots in the world. Explore colourful coral gardens, encounter manta rays, and swim alongside majestic sea turtles. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a novice snorkeler, Okinawa's underwater world promises a mesmerizing experience you won't forget.

Like the rest of Japan, Okinawa's cuisine is as enticing as its natural beauty. Savour delicious dishes like goya champuru (bitter melon stir-fry), tantalizing soba noodles, and fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen.

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