Thinking about a vacation in Okinawa this year? There are plenty of reasons to head to this beautiful island in Japan. The name "Okinawa" actually means "rope in the open sea," which is a pretty accurate description of the long chain of islands stretching from the southern coast of Japan out into the sea.
When you're looking into Okinawa hotels, you have the choice of staying in one of the cities or staying in a more remote setting, in which case you might want to look into a car rental in Okinawa. Naha is a great city to stay in if you want to take in some of the local culture and art. If you're more interested in a beach vacation, check out the city of Chatan, where you'll find beautiful resorts and seaside settings. The famous Churaumi Aquarium is located in Nago and is one of the biggest draws to the island. The Sakashima Islands are also a favorite for travelers looking into Okinawa vacations and you can find beautiful national monuments and beaches here.
There is a lot to do in Okinawa no matter what time of year you're planning on visiting. In January and February you can plan on checking out the Cherry Blossom viewings around the city. There's an Azalea Festival in March and Lily Festival in late April. July is when you can celebrate at the Star Festival, or Tanabata as the Japanese like to call it. And one November 3rd you can take part in Culture Day, which is one of the biggest celebrations of the year and pays homage to the local cultural traditions.
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