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Okinawa Travel Guide: 387 reviews and 963 photos

I was station in Okinawa from July '03 to Sept '05 and I drove around the island quite a bit. There is a lot of breathtaking scenery all over and if your an avid scuba diver you will find plenty of spots to explore. This island has lot of history which can be turbulent at times. This is the site of the bloodiest battle of World War 2 in the Pacific. While you enjoy the sights and activities of the island get an understanding of their history so it will give you a better insight about its people. This island offers a lot from breathtaking scenery , to beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and of course history.

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Okinawa Peace Park

Located in the southen Okinawa, this park was built to honor those who perished in the Batlle of Okinawa. This place is very serene and offers a wonderful view of the ocean. The Okinawans erected this memorial to honor their loved ones and also to symbolize peace that they hope spread around all over the world so incidents that took place in this island never happen again.

Shuri Castle

the date of for the construction of this castle is unknown but the oldest remains of the structure at the site are from the 14th century.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:very interesting culture and awesome sceneries
  • Cons:bit epxensive
  • In a nutshell:an experience not to miss
  • Last visit to Okinawa: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 22, 2007 at 4:23 PM

    My family just visited the Pineapple Park and the tour is now also translated into English. Sometimes broken, but completely understandable. It was fun for the whole family!

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    Jun 22, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    ACLS complete. Yipeeee!!!!! PALS already done ... now for licensing and NRP - god I hate recert year :) Hope you are having fun ... and don't forget your wingwoman's sage advice at the next bar you enter.

  • Mar 6, 2007 at 6:48 PM

    i think i'd make a great soldier. Wooha! Frank speaks chinese?!?

  • Jan 10, 2007 at 11:18 AM

    Hello from Seneca Falls, NY USA. We are planning a trip to Okinawa in May 2007 & your site has really helped us out! Thanks for taking the time to make your experiences available to us!

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 6:49 AM

    美しいページ! 私は沖縄を逃す

  • Bilimari's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 7:55 PM

    We lived right outside Camp Hansen for 6 months back in '90. I used to take my kids to the beach near by for the afternoon. I miss the beautiful ocean! Take care. :) -Motoko-

  • May 26, 2006 at 5:39 AM

    hey edgar! i`m currently in naha and was wondering where to go clubbing nearby. i was also wondering about cover charges and if ladies night exists here in okinawa. also what is the legal age for clubbing here? would it be a problem if i am only 19?

  • okinawa_wave's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2006 at 3:18 PM

    Edgar, thanks for the message! Looks like you get around quite a bit and also know much about Okinawa...Your meeting with "Frankcanfly" at the Bra sounded cool...Stay safe over there!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2005 at 6:51 AM

    Very good overview of Okinawa. Thanks for the information !

  • maple_air's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2004 at 10:54 AM

    Brill Okinawa page here! The Suicide Cliffs, what a beauty......, too sad history


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