With a subtropical climate, Okinawa is an ideal traveling destination all throughout the year. The local temperature remains at roughly 20℃-—even in the winter! A favorite season to visit, however, is in the summer, which takes place from June to October. Bright and sunny days are often seen during this time of year, making it perfect for all kinds of outdoor and aquatic sports.
Seeing sakura dancing in spring
Okinawa witnesses the earliest blossom of sakura in Japan. The season of Cerasus campanulata (a sakura variety) transpires in late January to early February. At this time of year, you can view the earliest sakura at Naha Park, Yaedake, Nangusuku Castle, and Nakijinjo-ato.
Scorching summer days
A random photo of Okinawa in the summer will likely shows picture-perfect blue skies and oceans. The good weather will add a pop of color to your trip, whether you are visiting the main island or the offshore islands. Of course, you should fully prepare yourself for sunburn prevention as the UV radiation in the summer is very strong. Also, know that typhoons are often seen in the summer. Before arranging any outdoor activities such as diving, it is recommended that you check the latest weather forecast.
Watching whales in winter
The best time for whale watching in Okinawa is from January to April, when the weather is relatively cooler. Okinawa is the only other sea area apart from Alaska where it is possible to see humpback whales. If you are lucky enough, you can see mother and baby whales leaping out of the sea together—complete with fishtailing moves!
Cookie Time - Where Japan and New Zealand Meet!
A few minutes’ walk from Harajuku station, take a left before the Takeshita Street sign, and you’ll find the popular Cookie Time Cookie Bar. Brought over from New Zealand in early 2014, the Cookie Time Cookie Bar has been a hotspot for natives, foreigners and
Okinawa World is the ultimate bundle of Okinawa culture. The main attractions include Gyokusendo Cave, Kingdom Village, and Habu Park.Park entry varies depending on what parts of the park you wish to see. Admission is 1650 yen (all attractions)1240 yen (ca
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