Area: Okinawa ( Page 2 / 7 )

Okinawa is officially part of the Kyushu area, but it deserves a section of its own. It is the southernmost prefecture of Japan, and is known for having a unique culture and history. The area is famous for its beautiful coral reefs, and scuba diving is a popular activity.
Ishigaki Island Yonehara Beach

Kicking Back on Ishigaki Island

With its semi-tropical climate, warm surrounding ocean and extensive, rare and protected coral reefs, Ishigaki is probably the best location for snorkelling in the whole of Japan. Indeed, many would argue there is little else to do there, but the year-round warmth and relaxed pace the island offers makes it equally ideal for those simply seeking respite from the hubbub of city living.

A Day Trip at Shuri Castle

The fortress was built in a style unique to the island known as Gusuku, incorporating Chinese design with local characteristics and materials. These Gusuku were built across the island between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th, in response to both internal island conflict and threats from across the seas.

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