What is it like in tropical Japan? Our Postcards from Okinawa

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.

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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

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Hiji Waterfall, northern Okinawa

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The blue waters around Okinawa, Japan

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Sakura along the grand staircase of Nago Castle ruins, Okinawa

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Cherry blossoms in February – Okinawa, Japan

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Fresh sugarcane juice – Okinawa, Japan

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Steps up to the Hiji Waterfall – Okinawa, Japan

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Oceanic erosion causing potholes – Ojima Island, Okinawa, Japan

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Okinawa, Japan

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Sakura and the doorway – Nago Castle ruins – Okinawa, Japan

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Looking east from Cape Hedo, Okinawa’s most northerly point

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Sun rays before sunset – Okuma Beach, Okinawa

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Fishing boats off Kouri Island – Okinawa, Japan

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The karst and Power Spot at Dai Sekirinzan – Okinawa, Japan

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Seashell plant pots – Okinawa, Japan

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Sunset over Okuma Beach, Okinawa – click the photo to see more

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Okinawa winter

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Lifeguard on duty – Okuma Beach, Okinawa

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Exploring Dai Sekirinzan park, northern Okinawa, Japan

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Umbrellas at breakfast – JAL Private Resort Okuma, Okinawa. Click for more info

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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.

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