"The Tropical Island of Okinawa" Top 5 Page for this destination Okinawa by Ewingjr98
Okinawa Travel Guide: 409 reviews and 1,058 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
Okinawa's Orion (pronounced Or-ee-on) beer is called "draft beer" on the label, but it mysteriously comes in a bottle.... more travel advice
Nihede beer is made at the Nanto Brewery in Gyokusendo Ryukyu Kingdom Village park in Okinawa. The company's Alt Beer... more travel advice
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