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Okinawa island

Ultimate guide (August 2018)
Okinawa - archipelago of islands in the south of Japan, - a popular beach resort area in the country. The best beaches are located in small islands. Though the main island is also good. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

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This island ranks #5 of the "Best islands in Japan"
Rating: 7.5 - 296 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 26.500938, 127.870774

Hotels [edit]

Most hotels are located on the west coast of the Big Island. The prices are expensive in general, but low cost options are also available.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Okinawa Naha International Airport (OKA). You can hop around the island by bus.

It is also possible to get to Okinawa by ferry from Tokyo, Osaka and other major cities. However, ferry costs are often higher than a flight.

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When to go [edit]

From October to April, and in July. Summer half of the is more rainy in general. On the other hand sea water is too cold for swimming during the winter half of the year.

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[2017-12-01] Viviana

Please note, that in Okinawa all signs at buses and at bus stops are written in Japanese only! So it is best to print timetables and routes from this web site:

[2015-03-16] omen

In Okinawa beach season is officially closing after 1st of November. There are no sunbeds or parasols.

[2015-03-16] Phillipe

Is there good beach holiday in Okinawa in November?

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