Places of Interest, Okinawa 13 Comments 13,295 Views
Okinawa is a fairly secluded archipelago and is a famous landmark in Japan, with about 160 islands large and small. The islands of Okinawa are especially famous for their beautiful scenery and delicious food. The floating islands in Okinawa are a great destination that will make you forget your way home when visiting Japan.
Okinawa enjoys a warm climate throughout the year, has a marine area extending approximately.1,000km (about 621 miles) from East to West and 400km (about 248 miles) from North to South. The length from East to West is equivalent to about 1/3 of the distance between Hokkaido and Kyushu. This vast sea has 160 islands, 49 of which are inhabited.
The common feature of the islands of Okinawa is the beautiful sea and nature. The Churaumi Sea (which means the Beautiful Sea in the Okinawan language) of Okinawa is even more interesting when seen from the islands.
The Okinawa Islands are generally classified into four regions that surround the main island of Okinawa, including Kerama Island, Kume Island, Miyako Islands and the Yaeyama Islands. Each region has its own culture, and has distinct features for each island. This variety is one of the attractions of the islands of Okinawa.
Kume Island, Kumi Island, where the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom coexists with advanced science
From Naha Airport, it takes about 30 minutes by plane to get to Kume Island, the clear island undulating when viewed from the sky. The central area of the island and the north of the island are dotted with mountains at an altitude of 200 to 300 m (about 656-984 feet), with gentle slopes leading from the mountains to the coast. converging in white sand and sparkling blue sea. The beauty of this landscape is why it is called “Kumi island” in Okinawan, which means “the most beautiful”.
Kume Island during the Ryukyu dynasty, was the only kingdom of Okinawa (1492-1879), as a prosperous commercial base of China, and it was also rich thanks to the rich rice season irrigated with high quality water. High quality comes from the mountains. Today on Kume Island, traces of history still exist.
A new initiative is underway that uses deep water from the sea. It is a pure source of water because there is less risk of contamination from soil or atmospheric pollutants and germs, so the water will be full of minerals and nutritional salts. On Kume Island, this feature is being used to grow special varieties of sea grapes, a type of seaweed, and to grow Japanese black tiger shrimp in deep ocean waters at a depth of 612m (about 2007ft). Tiger prawns and sea grapes are served in restaurants on the island, so try them out if you visit Kume Island!