Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan, and is made up of several small islands. The climate here is subtropical and the landscape is one of sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters and an abundance of unique features that can leave you wondering if you really are still in Japan.

Okinawa is home to the native Ryuku community, with their own language, foods and culture that differs significantly from those of the mainland Japanese. Visitors are encourage to learn as much about the native ways of life and experience the unique cultures and dishes that can be found there during their stay.

While Okinawa may be most popular for its beautiful beaches and glorious weather, the region also offers unique flavours of popular drinks, some interesting local fruits and vegetables and a wide variety of native marine life, making it a truly special location that feels a world away from anywhere else in Japan that you may have been.

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