Whenever you visit a new destination, a place you've never been to before, the best idea is to get to know the locals and try to hang out with them. And in Okinawa it's no different. You may actually find people in Okinawa more friendly than anywhere else.
Of course, this is far from being the only reason to visit Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa is made up of more than 160 islands of which only roughly third are inhabited, so there's a lot to see, a lot to discover.
If you're a movie fan in ages 30+ you might remember Okinawa from Karate Kid Movies as Okinawa islands were where the movies came from. And for a reason, as Karate originated in Okinawa.
Okinawa also offers the visitors simply beautiful sunny beaches with crystal blue waters, coral reefs as well as jungle trails. If you've never been to Japan at all, this might be the best place to start your travels as it's considered to be Japan's most unique and most attractive destination. After all, nice people, gorgeous beaches and lots of activities, what else do we really need.
The best time to visit Okinawa is between October and March, during the off-season where prices are down and there are no huge crowds. The temperatures are great and waters warm enough for swimming all-year round. During summer months the temperatures can be quite extreme. So it's a bit better idea to go there during off-season.
Disclosure: Sponsored by Okinawa Prefecture.