Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture


Okinawa Prefecture in the far south of Japan is the eternal paradise of summer. Visitors attracted by the many attractive aspects of Okinawa can take part in sea sports in the beautiful ocean filled with coral reefs or embark on a journey to face the splendor of nature in the forests, home to many rare animals and plants. If you are looking for relaxation and wonderful recreation you will find plenty of recreation places that contain many beauty and spa facilities.

Years ago, the Ryukyu kingdom flourished in this region. The echoes of that ancient era are still prominent in the exotic traditional culture and unique traditions of Okinawa Prefecture that have been inherited for generations. The traditions and culture of this region are familiar among tourists.

The main island of Okinawa, the most famous of the Okinawa islands, is two hours 30 minutes by plane from Tokyo and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Osaka (Itami). It is a favorite place for tourists, reflecting its ancient past, its diverse people, its emerald sea, its bright skies and subtropical vegetation. The island was returned to Japan in 1972 after being occupied by the United States in World War II.

Shuri Castle, okinawa prefecture
Shuri Castle, okinawa prefecture

The Nugenha temple, which is built over 450 years ago and is the tomb of the former Okinawa kings during the Ryukyu dynasty; the Shorei-Nu-Moon or the Gate of Ethics; The second gate of Shuri Castle, built during the reign of King Shusi. The Okinawa Senseki National Park is a memorial to more than 200,000 victims who fell during the Second World War.

Okinawa Prefecture consists of 160 large and small islands comprising 49 uninhabited islands located in the sprawling ocean that extends to about 400 km from south to north and about 1000 km from east to west. The coral islands, clear blue seas, white sandy beaches and the landscape of natural beauty form different images for each island. You can also find the unique Ryukyu culture and legends.

In Okinawa, the term “fresh” means pork, pork is the indispensable ingredient in Okinawa cuisine. Please be careful.

The teacher is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
• Gusuku and the property belonging to the Ryukyu Kingdom [Okinawa]

A 25-minute train ride from Okinawa and a 10-minute boat ride from Miyajima-gucci takes you to a place that you should not miss, namely Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Temple. Where the whole island, (about 30 square kilometers) is designated by the government as a special historical site and a special site for the beauty of the landscape.

The buildings of the temple are connected to lounges extending to the water, and at the time of the tides, the whole structure seems to be floating on the surface of the water. The red gate (Torre) made of camphor wood and rising from the sea are the main symbols of the temple. Many different festivals are held here throughout the year, but the Kangsai Festival, which takes place in July or August, is the most dramatic of these festivals.

On this occasion, the idol god in Okinawa takes a boat trip to visit other temples on the main island and returns, playing sacred music on ancient Japanese musical instruments.

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