In addition to admiring the beautiful beaches and unique culture, visitors have the opportunity to explore many interesting things that help Okinawans longevity.
Dubbed “the island of life” or “Hawaii Asia”, Okinawa is located in the southernmost part of Japan, including hundreds of islands belonging to the Ryukyu Islands. Coming to Okinawa, visitors can freely experience many new and unique things.
Where people have long life expectancy
Okinawa is one of the places with the longest life expectancy in the world.
Okinawa is one of the places where people live longevity. 457 people on the island live longer than 100 years old, so this place is called “earthly paradise” or “eternal island” of the world. One of the reasons that help people in Okinawa longevity is the scientific diet, including seafood and seaweed, low in calories, rich in antioxidants … and fresh air.
The beaches are known as “Asian Hawaii”
Okinawa is referred to as “Asia Hawaii”.
Okinawa owns white sand beaches and clear blue water. Even when there are light waves, you can still see through a living world in the ocean. It also attracts visitors by the cliffs that are carved by the wind and waves carved into unique shapes. Typically Cape Manzamo – the most famous cliff in Okinawa, known as the most beautiful viewing spot in Okinawa with the shape of a giant elephant head. Besides, Emerald Beach is also the place you need to check-in when visiting Okinawa.
Shuri Castle – World Cultural Heritage
Shuri Castle has a unique architecture.
Located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Shuri Castle is ranked on the list of World Heritage Sites. Shuri Castle was built around the 12th century. Surrounding the castle are long stretching stone walls. Meanwhile, the castle’s central building is the largest wooden structure in Okinawa. This is a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cultures.
At Shuri, many nationally listed construction works, including Seiden (main hall) and Shureimon (second gate), rose majestically in the blue sky.
Explore Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Japan is a country with many large and famous aquariums in the world. One of them is the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. This is the site that is most appreciated in terms of its breadth and diversity.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is part of Ocean Expo Park, established in 1975 on the Motobu peninsula of Okinawa Prefecture. In 2002, the aquarium was renovated and became home to 26,000 marine creatures from more than 740 different species. Okinawa Churaumi was once recognized as one of the largest and best aquariums in the world.
Mihama American Village – American-style entertainment and shopping spots.
Similar to major cities in Japan, Okinawa is seen as a shopping paradise, from high quality domestic and international brands at affordable prices. You can also experience the American cultural space at Mihama American Village – an entertainment destination that integrates shopping style typical of the country of flowers. Shisa mascot statue, Chinsuko biscuits, Okinawa pretz … are indispensable gifts when you come to Okinawa.