If you are a favorite of traveling and experience, do not ignore the places after coming to the paradise of Okinawa.
Not noisy, bustling as Tokyo, Okinawa is still evident “the charm” of tourists by the unspoiled nature of the blue beaches and the distinctive cultural treasures of the The Land of Tang. If you have a chance to arrive in Okinawa in the summer, you definitely cannot ignore the enchanting destinations below:
Discover the Ryukyu period culture at the Okinawa World Park.
Okinawa World is the largest landscape theme park in Okinawa, about 30 minutes by car from Naha Airport. Coming to Okinawa World, you can experience the Ryukyu time culture at the Ryukyu Kingdom Village, visit the Snake Museum or explore the Gyokusendo cave with an age of 300,000 years old.
Setting foot to the Ryukyu Kingdom Village, you will feel like being reliving the epic moments of the Ryukyu times from the 18th century, understanding the culture of Okinawa before becoming part of Japan. You can manually make Traditional Okinawan dishes, enjoy the beer of the Nanto Brewery or the Habu snake wine if you enjoy the experience. This will be an unforgettable experience for the journey to discover Japan is a lot of mystery.
The main attraction of Okinawa World comes from Gyokusendo caves over 300.000 years old. It is the second longest cave in Japan with a total length of up to 5km. Currently only 850 cave lengths are open for visiting but also enough that you get overwhelmed by countless stalactites, gems with beautiful shapes.
Touch the history of the Kingdom of the bridge at Shuri Castle.
Shuri Castle is a monumental fortress located on the hilltop overlooking the capital of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture. Shuri Castle is one of the most-lined castles in the World Heritage List, the Palace of several generations of Ryukyu Emperors (archive) from the years 1429. With its location between Japan and China, Korea, the castle’s architecture is the intersection, blending 3 cultures to create a unique, impressive focus.
From beyond the look, visitors will feel a Shuri full of magnificent, splendid and massive. In the three-storey government, visitors will be visited, learn about the life of the Ryukyu emperors spanning more than 400 years of history. The Golden Throne models, crown-filled crowns and unique architectural touches will prevent visitors from leaving their eyes.
To visit Nanden (South electricity), you will be able to admire the paintings, paintings and calligraphy from the time of the Ryuku kingdom, learn about the history of the castle and the people that lived here at the bulletin boards in Hokuden (the North Power). Then visit Shoin Sasunoma, the principal building where the emperor handles the daily work of the country.
Here you also have the opportunity to try out the traditional outfit Ryuso Okinawa to soak up the Ryukyu dances, which are engaged in exciting historical events.
Drop soul on sunny beaches and wind.
Stay away from old historical values, drop your soul on green beaches, watch the waves of the shore or dive to explore the old coral reefs. A province in the southern part of Japan, Okinawa consists of many small islands of the Ryukyu Islands. It is not too difficult to understand when the nature has given many beautiful scenes, especially the beaches.
To Okinawa, do not forget to visit Sumayama Beach on the island of Miyako Paradise. Sunayama is a small, striking beach beside the famous white sand dunes of Miyako Island.
You can also choose to watch dreamy sunsets at the Sunset Beach in Ishigaki Island. Beautiful Sunset Beach as its own name, this is an incredibly ideal venue for watching the sunset over the eastern sea bordering China. The beach with a tranquil white sand strip and unique reef ranges gives you unexpected experience.
Alternatively you can visit the Furu-Zamami beaches, Nishibama Beach on Aka Island or the coast of Ishigaki Sunset Island… Each beach with a distinct beauty will give you an unforgettable experience in the land of cherry blossoms.
Explore the exotic ocean at the Churaumi Aquarium.
Churaumi Aquarium is part of the National Park for the Ocean Expo. It is the largest and the best aquarium in the world, and is inhabited by 26,000 marine organisms from over 740 different species. It is divided into 3 areas according to the living conditions of the water floor, with an area of the building displayed and a visit of 10,000 m2 with more than 77 small large aquariums. In particular, the main aquarium has a size of 8.2 x 22.5 m, 60cm thick, which can accommodate up to 7,500 m3.
The Churaumi Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums that has been successful in captive whale sharks, farming and successful Breeders Manta Alfredi, one of the world’s largest stingrays. In addition, visitors can also gaze at the coral reefs and discover exotic creatures living under the sea or watching dolphin performances and sea turtle sanctuary upon arrival with this aquarium.
Enjoy the heritage of Okinawa specialties in Kokusai Dori.
Make sure to spend an afternoon enjoying the most spacious shopping street in Naha, Kokusai Dori Street. Here, you can enjoy the traditional Okinawan specialties or take part in the vibrant street festival every weekend.
You should also spend several hours to shop in the classic decorations shop. Beautiful steps and a fresh coral reef, coloured sparkling glassware, or ceramic-stone lions that protect the house from the uncertainties will prevent you from “almost any” hook.
Kokusai Dori is sure to be an unmissed venue of tourists coming to the beautiful island paradise of Okinawa.