Okinawa, Japan is an enigma in an already mysterious country. Not only is it nothing like a lot of the mainland in its culture, history or cuisine, Okinawa also looks completely different. Here are our Postcards from Okinawa, Japan.
Japan is one of those incredibly photogenic countries – even everyday moments there are interesting. Our trip to Okinawa in Japan’s south showed us a side to the country we were never expecting to find.
We decided this would be the perfect opportunity to share the latest in our ongoing Postcards series – Postcards from Okinawa!
Postcards from Okinawa, Japan
Hiji Waterfall, northern Okinawa
The blue waters around Okinawa, Japan
Sakura along the grand staircase of Nago Castle ruins, Okinawa
Cherry blossoms in February – Okinawa, Japan
Fresh sugarcane juice – Okinawa, Japan
Steps up to the Hiji Waterfall – Okinawa, Japan
Oceanic erosion causing potholes – Ojima Island, Okinawa, Japan
Sakura and the doorway – Nago Castle ruins – Okinawa, Japan
Looking east from Cape Hedo, Okinawa’s most northerly point
Sun rays before sunset – Okuma Beach, Okinawa
Fishing boats off Kouri Island – Okinawa, Japan
The karst and Power Spot at Dai Sekirinzan – Okinawa, Japan
Seashell plant pots – Okinawa, Japan
Sunset over Okuma Beach, Okinawa – click the photo to see more
Lifeguard on duty – Okuma Beach, Okinawa
Exploring Dai Sekirinzan park, northern Okinawa, Japan
Umbrellas at breakfast – JAL Private Resort Okuma, Okinawa. Click for more info
Okuma Beach at sunset – Okinawa, Japan
This group of tropical islands is nothing like the Japan you usually think of, and it’s produced some amazing photo opportunities. We can’t wait to go back and see more of this fascinating side to Japan.
For more of our coverage of Okinawa, click here to access our library.
We also have more posts on Japan in general here.
Is there anywhere you’ve been that’s exceeded expectations or changed your perspective of a destination? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Images by Mr & Mrs Romance.