Attention all: Okinawa’s rainy season has come to an end, and the blue skies and warm waters are beckoning you! It’s officially “beach party” season. In Okinawa, a “beach party” refers to a BBQ on the beach.
Okinawa Prefecture is located in the westernmost area of Japan, and it has an almost entirely subtropical climate. Depending on when you visit, it may be tough to decide what sorts of clothes or items to bring along. This article will present monthly average temperatures for Okinawa (from 2016), and I’ll also include some advice for visiting from my personal experience as someone born in Okinawa! Be sure to reference these points when planning your trip to Okinawa!
Okinawa Zento Eisa MatsuriRead Later
The Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri is held every year over the course of 3 days and boasts numbers of around 300,000 attendees. Eisa is one of Okinawa’s traditional performance arts, done to pay respects to and send off ancestors.
I decided to check out the Southeast Botanical Gardens on Okinawa’s main island, and boy am I glad I did. Filled with palm trees, baobab trees, and 1,300 other varieties of tropical and subtropical plants, the open-air paradise was as good as it gets.
Visited Asian Herb restaurant Café Curcuma located in the southern part of Okinawa!
This is a restaurant that offers authentic Thai dishes, and in fact, it is certified as one of “Thai Select” restaurants by the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
In this trip, I visited to the café to enjoy their delicious sweets and breathtaking ocean view.
I received Minami-no-Shima mango pudding and Yuki-Shio Chinsuko cookies from a friend who went to Okinawa! Both are typical souvenirs from Okinawa, so let me introduce them here.
Taiwan Mazesoba is very popular in Japan right now! Though the name is Taiwan Mazesoba, they say it originated in Nagoya. It was invented when the preparation of the minced pork didn’t turn out as hoped.
Winter in Okinawa is a sensational time of year for marine leisure activities; it’s especially renowned for its whale watching tours.