Okinawa Prefecture is wide. It is about 600 km from end to end, longer than between Tokyo and Osaka. Meanwhile there are 160 islands. . There are 48 islands in which people live.
※The Busena Terrace
I will briefly explain the whole picture of Okinawa. Okinawa is divided into Okinawa main island, Miyako Islands, Yaeyama Islands. It is 350 km from the main island of Okinawa to the Miyako Islands and 500 km to the Yaeyama Islands.
People and culture are quite different as this is far apart.
First of all, the main island of Okinawa is the largest island in Okinawa with Naha City and Okinawa City. On the main island, there are international streets around Naha, the West Coast lined with resort hotels looking for the East China Sea, southern Okinawa where the battlefield of World War II remains.
And on the remote island there are famous Kerama Islands such as Kumejima and diving.
There is a Miyako Islands where it fell 350 km south of the main island. Miyako Islands is composed of 8 islands, such as Ikema Islands, Shimoji Islands , Irabu Islands, and Kurima Islands, which are connected by bridges.
Furthermore, the Yaeyama Islands centered on Ishigak Island. Apart from Ishigaki Island, there are ten remote islands including Japan's secret border · Iriomote Island, Kohama Island famous for the drama "Churasan", Hateruma Island on the southernmost tip in Japan, Yonaguni Island on the west end. A boat leaves from a remote island pier in Ishigaki Island toward each of these islands.
Thus, there are many islands, each island has many unique personality.
=Pictures of Sea in Okinawa=