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Okinawa Sights and Landmarks Guide, Japan

Okinawa, Japan can be among the top destinations for your next vacation. With interesting history, attractive tourist sites, mouth watering cuisine and picture perfect beauty, the place is among the most fascinating places in Japan. Okinawa sights offer historical, cultural as well natural attractions making your vacation a memorable affair.

Okinawa sights: Natural attractions

Okinawa presents some of the best beaches for its visitors. The climate in Okinawa is perfect for activities like surfing, diving and sunbathing. While most of Japan including popular destinations like Tokyo is freezing, Okinawa offers a pleasant weather at around 15 degree Celsius. The most popular beach region in Okinawa is Chatan. The place is extremely rich in coral reefs and offers excellent diving avenues. You can try your hand in fishing for some of the best varieties of fish at Chatan.

Another popular Okinawa sight is Sea Kayaking. You can enjoy activities like sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, paragliding and other water sports here. With great avenues of outdoor fun, Sea Kayaking is one of the most visited places in Okinawa. Another popular beach is the Nakadomari Beach. The crystal clear water of the sea here offers a fabulous scene at the dawn and dusk. Talking a walk on the sea shore during these times is an experience of a lifetime. Apart from this, there are facilities for fishing, parasailing, and snorkeling, diving as well as horse riding on the seashore. There are beautiful underwater caves and incredible marine life in this area making this region a diving paradise. Other popular diving sights in Okinawa are Miyako, Yonaguniand, Ishigaki.

Okinawa Sights: Historical attractions

World War II shattered most of the historical structures in Okinawa, but the Japanese naval underground headquarters remained undamaged. It still stands intact in spite of heavy bombardment by the US during the war. Today the sight is one of the most visited places in Okinawa. The place also has a museum which displays various items that were used by the troops during the war. Another historical sight is the Shuri Castle that gives you an opportunity to rediscover the Ryukyuan Kingdom. This beautiful castle is built in mixed Chinese and Japanese style.

Okinawa Sights: Miscellaneous attractions

Okinawa City Children’s Zoo is a place where your kids will have a blast. With great varieties of animals from all over the world, the zoo has an amusement park, joy rides and other attractions for the kids ((like the one in Hiroshima). Okinawa has some of the best Golf clubs. If you have a taste of the game, do visit Naha Country Club, Bell Beach Golf club or the Royal Golf Club. Do visit acthe Hamby town and the American village to get some of the best souvenirs for your near and dear ones back home.

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