What to do in Okinawa
Before Okinawa became a prefecture of Japan in 1879, Shuri Castle served as a royal place to the Ryukyu Kingdom. Shurijo Castle is the most popular tourist spots in Okinawa as tourists from around the globe travel to see the castle and its impressive architecture. Due to a fire in October 2019, The Main Hall and surrounding facilities of Shurijo Castle was burnt down. However, other historical facilities and scenery within the vast Shurijo Castle Park can still be visited and enjoyed.
As Okinawa boasts stunning coral reefs, there are many scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities for tourists who want to catch a glimpse of the underwater world in Okinawa. There are numerous tour companies along the coast in Okinawa who offer different snorkelling packages, e.g. a swim with turtles.
For a glimpse into Okinawa in the past, and to learn more about the culture of Okinawa, Okinawa world is not to be missed. The theme park is set out as a traditional Okinawa village and teaches visitors about the food, history and music of Okinawa through hands-on activities.