Outline of Okinawa
prefecture is located in the southwest
From the prefectural capital of Naha city, it
takes about two hours and 30 minutes to fly to Tokyo (approx.
1,550km), one hour and 30 minutes to Shanghai, China (approx.
820km), and one hour to Taiwan (approx. 630km).
a prefecture which accounts for approximately 0.6% of the
total land area of Japan, is the nations southwesternmost
consists of 160 islands that are scattered over a wide sea
area spanning 1,000km from east to west and 400km from north
to south. Approximately 1.3 million people live on fifty of
the only Japanese prefecture with a subtropical oceanic
climate, Okinawa is blessed with a rich natural environment
that includes emerald green seas and sandy white
Okinawa's natural beauty along with its unique
Culture attract approximately 4.12 million tourists each year
from places such as mainland Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Okinawa
has the hidden potential of becoming a resort destination for
people from all over the globe.
annual temperature differences change very little. Throughout
the year, Okinawa maintains a moderate climate. The average
temperature in Naha is 27.8°C (82.0°F) in the summer and
17.2°C (63.0°F) in the winter. The annual rainfall is about
2000ml. Summer is generally typhoon season, but the numbers
vary from year to year.
as the Ryukyu Kingdom, opened trading routes in the 14th
Century to China and other nations in South and East Asia,
establishing a prosperous period called the Era of Great
Trade. Through such exchange with various countries, the
people of Okinawa created and then fostered distinct fine
arts and a culture that attracts many people today with its
performing arts, dyed textiles, lacquer ware and pottery.
Bananas and Goya(bitter
gourd,or bitter melon)