This one-day itinerary relies on the monorail, starts from the furthest point, and ends in the heart of downtown, so that after a long day of sightseeing, you can kick back, watch the sunset at the beach, and maybe even take a dip before going out to enjoy some nightlife.
Mention Okinawa, and thoughts of blue skies, clear waters, and sandy beaches are likely to come to mind. Indeed, known as the Hawaii of Japan, Okinawa is an ideal location for the perfect beach getaway and allows the water sport enthusiasts to try out activities like diving and snorkeling. A trip to Okinawa therefore would not be complete without visiting one of its beautiful beaches.
The ocean is both terrifying and fascinating to me, a home to some of my absolute favourite creatures: cetaceans. Cetaceans are whales and dolphins. If, like me, you prefer to see them in their rightful place (the ocean), then you’re in luck if you happen to be in Okinawa between January to April.
Okinawa is known for its tropical beaches, the rich Ryukyu culture and its lush jungle forests. With an island that offers so much culture, nature and sightseeing, a lot of visitors come and see Okinawa. Many rent cars or take the local buses to reach the famous sights. The island does not have a subway so I have always gotten around by car or bus. But there is actually an alternative to the bus if you shop, sight-see or run errands in Naha.
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, is one of the most interesting cities in Japan but is often overlooked for cities on the mainland. What makes it different? Everything. Okinawan culture, food, and lifestyle is all different from that of Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu, and perhaps that is easiest to see in Naha. Let`s focus on one of the best things about Okinawa: the food.