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The Blue Cave is a famous tourist spot in Okinawa. Tourists go to the cave by scuba diving and snorkeling. Various tourist guides, conduct tours to the blue cave also known as the “Miraculous Cave”. The Blue Cave is a different world altogether, beautiful blue waters, lively fishes and colorful corals. The world under water at Blue Cave is like a fairy tale in front of the eyes. Tourist between the ages 10-60 will good health conditions are only allowed, kids below the age 10 years require parental consent. A great experience in Okinawa, the Blue Cave is worth seeing.
During the Battle of Okinawa, female high school students were mobilized to form a nursing unit known as the Himeyuri Student Corps. Testimonies, photographs and keepsakes of the 200 girls who died are displayed at this museum, ensuring that future generations will learn from their sacrifice. People with disabilities and their caretakers are offered free admission, and wheelchairs can be rented if the museum is contacted beforehand. Last admission is half an hour before closing.
Though their headquarters are in Chatan Village in Central Okinawa, Reef Encounters operates marine excursions all over Okinawa prefecture, from the northern tip of the island at Cape Hedo all the way down to Yongauni Island in the Yaeyama Region. Both experienced and novice divers can choose between snorkeling, diving and fishing, and can even become certified scuba divers. The staff is fluent in both English and Japanese, and the company also offers all-inclusive tour packages. Visit the website to make reservations.
With the American Village's Ferris wheel in the background, Live House MOD's is an unassuming venue dedicated to musicians and their fans. Whether it's an amateur or professional on the stage, the acoustic sets will appeal to any music lover. The venue also hosts comedians and occasionally has free admission nights, so be sure to check the website for schedules and prices.
The subtropical climate of Okinawa allows for a fantastic botanical garden where you can examine tropical and subtropical plants and beautiful blossoms. The main aim of the South East Botanical Gardens is to provide knowledge and research about the plants and environment through its two gardens; namely botanical and aquatic. One of the features you can't miss is the pond that flows amidst the garden and the carp fish that swim right up to the surface for feeding. The two gardens also offer their venue for private parties and events.
The largest island of the Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Island, or Okinawa-hontō, lies at the confluence of the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea off the coast of mainland Japan. The historic heart of the Kingdom of Ryukyu, the island is littered with archeological remains that offer a glimpse into the traditions, culture and lifestyle of the kingdom. Interestingly, Okinawa Island is noted as being home to the nation's largest population of centenarians, leading to a recent interest in the islanders' unique diet and its potential health benefits. Visitors will find that there is much to experience on the island, with popular attractions like the Churaumi Aquarium to explore. This is widely considered to be Japan's very best and one of the world's largest aquariums. Other attractions include Peace Park and its War Memorials, World Heritage Sites like the sacred Sefa Utaki and the ruins of Nakagusuku Castle, several museums, waterfalls, and shopping centers. As for local cuisine, there are a multitude of restaurants serving up traditional Okinawan fare like hot Soba noodles, varied pork dishes, stir-fried bitter melon, and the American-influenced Taco Rice. A setting for several Japanese and Hollywood films, Okinawa is a fine example of a fulfilling metropolitan experience.