Okinawa Island Guide

Everything on Okinawa Island from A to Z

Okinawa Island Guide

Quick facts

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Outline of Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture consists of 160 islands stretching 400 kilometers north to south and 1,000 kilometers east to west between the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea, of which 49 are inhabited. The chain is known as the Ryukyu Islands.

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Capital: Naha City
Population: 1,406,866 (as of June 1, 2012)
Area: 2,275.91 square kilometers
Number of inhabited islands: 49
Number of foreign tourists: 300,000
Number of mainland Japan tourists: 5,530,000

 

From A to Z on Okinawa

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  1. 1. Kunigami Village
  2. 2. Ogimi Village
  3. 3. Higashi Village
  4. 4. Nago City
  5. 5. Nakijin Village
  6. 6. Motobu Town
  7. 7. Onna Village
  8. 8. Ginoza Village
  9. 9. Kin Town
  10. 10. Uruma City
  11. 11. Yomitan Village
  12. 12. Kadena Town
  13. 13. Okinawa City
  14. 14. Kitanakagusuku Village
  15. 15. Chatan Town
  16. 16. Ginowan City
  17. 17. Nakagusuku Village
  18. 18. Nishihara Town
  19. 19. Urasoe City
  20. 20. Naha City
  21. 21. Haebaru Town
  22. 22. Yonabaru Town
  23. 23. Nanjo City
  24. 24. Yaese Town
  25. 25. Tomigusuku City
  26. 26. Itoman City

 

Climate

Okinawa belongs to a subtropical climatic region and has an annual average temperature of 23.3 degrees Celsius. A seasonal wind blows from the south in summer and from the north in winter. About 10-15 typhoons hit Okinawa each year during the summer and autumn months. To be prepared for a typhoon you should regularly check typhoon warnings in the paper and on TV and radio. When a typhoon warning is announced, bus service stops and school and public offices are closed.

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Addendum:
Miyako Islands: average temperature 64.4˚F (18.0˚C); average water temperature 78.8˚F (26.0˚C)
Ishigaki Island: average temperature 65.5˚F (18.6˚C); average water temperature 79.0˚F (26.1˚C)
*Conversion ˚F=˚C×1.8+32, ˚C=(˚F-32)÷1.8

 

Currency

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