"The Tropical Island of Okinawa" Top 5 Page for this destination Okinawa by Ewingjr98
Okinawa Travel Guide: 433 reviews and 1,261 photos
Okinawa is the largest of Japan's southwest islands that stretch all the way from Kyushu almost to Taiwan. Okinawa is a tropical island with many great beaches. Naha is the largest city on Okinawa with about 300,000 people, but Okinawa City and Nago are fair-sized cities as well.
The Battle of Okinawa was the last campaign of World War II, prior to the US dropping the atomic bombs. During this battle, much of the southern half of the island was destroyed. The US "owned" Okinawa until 1972, when it was returned to Japan, but there is still a huge presence of US Air Force and Marines on the island.
- Pros:Nice beaches, great weather, amazing history
- Cons:US Military, too many toursits
- In a nutshell:Enjoy the outdoors
The Okinawan Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum and the Okinawa Memorial Peace Park the located at the southern end of... more travel advice
By the end of the Battle of Okinawa, 14,000 American soldiers had given their lives, along with some 220,000 Japanese... more travel advice
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