Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Okinawa: Japan's Hidden Gem

Rich Okinawa island became part of the Kingdom of Ryukyu is a national commercial 14-16 century. Island Tribe changed hands to get used to the U.S. as a military base in 1945. The islands back to the Japanese occupation in 1972. Okinawa treated differently from those who live in the main island of Japan, and are very proud of this uchinanchu (at sea) heritage.

Subtropical climate is just one of the alluring islands. While neighboring city Shanghai, Taiwan and Pusan ​​experience freezing weather in January, the temperature Okinawa remained at 20 ° C, which made the country a popular destination in winter. The island is lush and green all year round, surrounded by beautiful beaches and beautiful historic structures. Kume Island is home to a large Eef white sand beaches with powder-coated what you would call local stone turtle. The island remains untouched by modernity that makes it a paradise for nature lovers ascetics. In the eastern part of the island of Kume other is a white sand beach island, surrounded by the Emerald Coast Pest called anger. The 7 mile beach is a tropical paradise for tourists.

The best time to visit, local recommendations around March and April. Okinawa celebrate national holidays at the end of April and can be useful to join the party and witnessed by local tradition. Central Taiwan, China, Korea and the Philippines, said that the culture of most countries in Southeast Asia Okinawa, the Ryukyu remnants inheritance. Travelers marvel at the longevity and health of the people of Okinawa, and could not help but want to know about this ancient cuisine influenced by trade.

There are nine ruins preservation and the natural progression of the Ryukyu Kingdom era and they all have been declared as World Heritage. One of the protected heritage site Utaki Sefa. It is used as a place where the high priest ceremony Kikoe Ogimi came to pray for the first time. Enjoy the feeling of spirituality on the island panoramic view of the forest serves as a habitat for flora and fauna. Geographical segregation is a blessing for the native species in some parts of Japan, as the Iriomote-HD, rare plants found only on Iriomote Island mangroves. Unique features of Okinawa and the island nature, culture and history really make a hidden gem from Japan.

Located in East Asia, Japan is an archipelago of over 1,000 islands. The main islands are Hokkaido, Shikoku, Honshu and Kyushu. More than two-thirds of Japan is forested. The entire country is surrounded by the Sea of ​​Japan and the Pacific Ocean.


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