A favorite tourist spot for Japanese is Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan.
It is a place that is often overlooked by foreigners.
It is a tropical island like Hawaii and has many tourist attractions.
This time, I tried to summarize this Place. Please visit if you have the chance.
Okinawa is the southernmost island of Japan. Japan is elongated from north to south, and it faces south, with a mild climate.
So, if you say abroad, it is a place like Hawaii. There are beautiful seas and many tourist spots here.
This time, I will introduce such charm.
History of Okinawa
Okinawa was not originally a Japanese territory until the Edo period. There was a unique country called the Ryukyu Kingdom, which had a trade relationship with Japan.
Over time, it became part of the country of Japan. Therefore, it has a different culture from Japan, just like Hokkaido.
During the Second World War, American troops landed on the main island of it, killing many lives. It is also a place where you can know the misery of the war, such as the air raid shelter used at that time.
It is a place where you can see both peace and nature.
Okinawa Sightseeing Spot
Okinawa International Street
It is a shopping street in the center of Naha city in the center of Okinawa. You can buy and eat souvenirs and specialty products. There are quite a few things that are unique to it, and you can buy most of them here.
The shop people are kind, so they feed and talk in various ways.
This is the largest aquarium in Okinawa and one of the largest aquariums there.
And this facility is right next to the sea and you can see the very beautiful Oceanview.
This is a place you definitely want to visit when you go to there.
Okinawa Peace Memorial
This is a facility where the history of the war that occurred in Okinawa during World War II and the relics from that time are displayed.
And there is a memorial to the deceased next to the museum. Here, you can see a beautiful view because the sea is right next to the facility.
Okinawa was occupied by the US military after the war. At one point it was a territory of the United States. As a remnant, there is quite a Western culture in this place.
There are still some U.S. military bases in here, and this village is where the Americans go.
That said, it is a famous Okinawan tourist spot where you can buy souvenirs, so be sure to visit it.
When Okinawa was originally a country, this castle was the palace where the king lived.
Different Japanese castles and different Japanese cultures.
Since Okinawa is a southern country, the whole island is covered with a beautiful sea. There are other islands besides main island such as Ishigakijima and Miyakojima.
You will doubt your eyes for beauty.
This is an Okinawan donut. It has a good old-fashioned taste. If you don’t eat this when you come here, it won’t start.
You can buy it anywhere in here. There are many shops, especially on Kokusai Street.
Speaking of Okinawa, Okinawa soba, their food that is neither noodle nor soba. The soup is very refreshing and delicious enough to drink.
Bitter melon Mix
This is the classic Okinawan home cooking.
Bitter gourd has a bitter taste that you don’t want to eat, but it’s so nutritious that they cook well so you can eat it deliciously.
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you find a good point in here. This place is still not popular for the foreigner, But, I promise that you can spend great travel here.
Please freely write on the comment, if you have any questions or something.
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