Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

Haisai! Welcome to the Oasis of Japan, Okinawa!

Okinawa is the most southwestern prefecture in Japan and the closest Japanese prefecture from the Philippines. With many domestic connections from mainland Japan, it is very easily accessible.

Okinawa is an incredible island archipelago filled with rich nature, breathtaking clear ocean, white sandy beaches, and warm hospitality. Once its own independent state called the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa also has an unique culture and history.

Okinawa is famous for its simple and healthy food cooked with locally produced ingredients and an array of various snack foods that are often purchased as souvenirs by domestic and international travelers.

Not to forget, Okinawa is the birthplace of Karate and is known as one of few blue zones in the world and holds the secrets to longevity.

Many visitors to Okinawa leave with life long lasting memories and treasured photos with their loved ones and friends as they try many hands-on traditional craft making experiences (like coral dye painting) and cultural experiences (trying on traditional clothing called "Ryuso") available in Okinawa.

Whether an experienced traveler to Japan or dreaming about your future vacation, make sure Okinawa is on your travel list.

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