Best of Okinawa

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Okinawa
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Schooling sweeper fish, Miyako Island
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Ultimate Guide to Diving & Snorkeling in Okinawa

One of Okinawa's most alluring draws lies not on land, but offshore. Colorful sea life and dramatic coral formations make this Japanese archipelago a world-class destination for snorkeling and diving.

Coral reefs of Okinawa
Map of Ultimate Guide to Okinawa
Ultimate Guide to Okinawa

Okinawa's attractions have something for everyone. They cater to cocktail-sipping beach bums, history buffs, and active adventurers alike. The island is fairly small, so even a long weekend can make for a refreshing breath of tropical air.

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