The one hundred sixty one small islands that make up Okinawa found in southern Japan's Kyushu island linking and Taiwan. Subtropical climate and numerous beaches perfect turn these lands into a mirage. Recently, some of them have become eco-destinations.
Gyokusendo fantastic caves are very popular attraction. Naha, the capital, is known for its pottery and textiles, as well as Shuri Castle, once the residence of Ryukyu Dynasty. Island retains many memories of battles waged in the area during the Second World War. Here Ryukyu festivals were held, some of the most vivid and interesting manifestations of Japanese cultural tradition.
By Maria Morari
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