Okinawa 沖縄

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  • Okinawa, the little Hawaii

With a surface area of 1,206km2, the main island of Okinawa, honto, is the fifth biggest island in Japan. It has 476 kilometers of coastline. Its capital, Naha, is the political and economic hub of the prefecture. The main attractions are also located on the island and in Naha. Historical sites, such as the Shuri Castlethe ruins of Nagagusuku Castle and the former HQ of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The American presence is still strongly felt around the base in the American village. All of the leisure activities worthy of a little Hawaii can be found there, including cocktails.

Murasaki-mura Beach

Murasaki-mura beach, near Yomitan

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Eisa in Okinawa

Eisa in Okinawa

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Verre d'Okinawa

Verre d'Okinawa

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  • Yaeyama, untamed beauty and Ryukyu culture

The most distant islands make up the Yaeyama group, which will be of interest to nature lovers and those interested in traditional culture. The biggest of these islands is that of Ishigaki-jima. The island of Iriomote, which is fully protected, is famous throughout Japan for its jungle and its wild cats. Similarly, the island of Taketomi has the best-preserved traditional villages in Okinawa. Visits take place in carts pulled by water buffalo.

La plage de Yonahamaehama sur Miyakojima

La plage de Yonahamaehama sur Miyakojima

L'immense pont reliant Ikema à Miyako-jima

L'immense pont reliant Ikema à Miyako-jima.

Shirahama beach

Shirahama beach

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Urauchi River, Iriomote

Urauchi River, Iriomote

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How to travel to Okinawa?

There are three to eight direct flights per day to Naha from the main cities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka...). They take 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes. The low-cost companies Peach Aviation and Skymark Airlines also provide flights from Haneda and Narita.

Direct flights connect the islands of Miyako and Ishigaki to Tokyo and Osaka (flights of 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes).

Travel on the islands is by bus or car rental is available on the main island.

Ferries connect small islands within the same group, but by plane is the best means of traveling between Okinawa, Miyako and Yaeyama. Flights between these islands take around 30 minutes.

 

Le monorail d'Okinawa

Le monorail d'Okinawa à Naha

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