The end of a trip to Japan was with sightseeing on the island of Okinawa. Warm, humid, many insects and large cockroaches – according to the description of the locals, which I never saw. The most delicious pineapples. Namako (fluffy sea creatures, like a cat’s tail, which the children crushed with pleasure, but I was not afraid to touch). There were them in the aquarium, a huge aquarium. We reached a small beach, just for us. In the water – only with crocs, otherwise you can step on a sea urchin.
A few steps inside and I was told to look underwater through my glasses. I found myself on the edge of an abyss, revealing patterns – corals and coral fish. Many islands around, one 7 km long with a small hill in the middle. You go up and see the whole island 360 degrees. They grow tobacco. Okinawa is calm, it seemed very different from the rest of Japan.
And the locals are different – darker, with rounder eyes. According to the Japanese – lazy, but by our standards, hardly. Okinawa is the southernmost large island in Japan. However, in Okinawa Prefecture there are over 150 small and not very small islands that form an entire archipelago. The tropical climate, the fine sand of the beaches and the coral reefs are just a small part of what it has to offer.
Let us just recall that the greatest land battles between Japan and the United States took place here in 1945. Almost everything on the island such as medieval castles and buildings was completely destroyed.
Of course, some things were later restored to bring back the history of the island of Okinawa. Of the food here, we liked “goya chanpuru” the most. It is a combination of pork, tofu, eggs and goya, in addition to green zucchini. Maybe this is the secret of longevity. Let’s just remember that there are at most 76 centenarians here per 100,000 people.
What are the attractions of the island of Okinawa
- Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
- ShuriJo Castle
- Yonaha Beach
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is extremely attractive. There are sea creatures here that you can’t see anywhere else. The fish live in their own habitat in the Coral Sea. The coral reef has been recreated with great precision as the Kuroshio Marine Reservoir. I personally marveled at the great whale shark and manta ray. There is another large Deep Sea reservoir, which shows the marine world around the island of Okinawa.
ShuriJo Castle Castle is a reconstruction from 1958 with the greatest details, as it was almost completely destroyed during the war. It was something like a palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom between 1429 and 1879. It is currently used as a university campus.
Taketomi is a small island with traditional Japanese houses and beautiful beaches that you can enjoy all year round. Yonaha Beach light pink sand, peace and quiet. This awaits you here, a true tropical paradise. The Japanese are lucky to have and keep it.
In conclusion, we want to say that the population lives in a real tropical paradise. The average annual temperature is about 23 degrees Celsius with a clear rainy season in May and June. The East China Sea is simply gorgeous and enjoyable to bathe. The beaches are uniquely beautiful and comfortable for a family vacation.