The largest island of the group, Okinawa Island spans more than 1,200 square kilometres. With a sub-tropical climate, the island boasts intriguing flora and fauna and the coral reefs are the envy of the world. The region is renowned for its delightful cuisine and many traditional dishes can be found in the island's excellent restaurants. Visitors to this exotic district will find an abundance of interesting attractions and places of interest.
Visit Shuri Castle, one of many UNESCO World Heritage sites on this beautiful Island, and take a relaxing stroll around the peaceful gardens. Why not try your hand at karate, traditional cooking or glass making at Murasaki Mura, an entertainment park for all the family? Should you require a less energetic activity while on holiday, visit Kabira Bay on Ishigaki Island, where clear turquoise waters lap the white powder beaches.
Rich in culture, history and offering some remarkable attractions and places of interest for visitors, this fabulous island boasts something for everyone. From powder-white sands and azure blue skies to ancient monuments and artefacts, Okinawa will not disappoint.
Often referred to as the island of entertainment, Okinawa hosts some of the most colourful and spectacular festivals. From fishermen showing gratitude and celebrating their catch from the sea, to villagers from the east and west engaging in mock rivalry and competition, Okinawa is steeped in tradition, ritual and history.
Approximate Air Distance: 2351 miles / 3783.57 km
Approximate Flight Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Busiest Airports: Departure from Singapore International Airport (SIN) / Arrival at Naha Airport (OKA)
Major Airlines: All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines among others.
Tourist Destinations: Ishigaki island, Miyakojima island, Naha, Shuri Castle, Pinaisaara waterfall among others!
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