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Okinawa

Okinawa is a prefecture of Japan located in the East China Sea, southwest of the country's main island of Honshu. It is composed of a few dozen islands, the largest of which is Okinawa Island. The prefecture is known for its beautiful beaches, subtropical climate, and rich culture. It is also home to the Ryukyu Islands, a group of islands that were formerly an independent kingdom known as the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Okinawa is known for its unique culture, which is a combination of Japanese and Chinese influences. Okinawa is also home to a number of World War II sites, including the Battle of Okinawa, which was fought from April to June 1945. The battle was the last major battle of World War II and resulted in a massive loss of life on both sides. The prefecture is also home to the Peace Memorial Park, which was built to commemorate those who died in the battle.

Okinawa's climate is subtropical, with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The prefecture is known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and tropical forests. There are also a number of national parks, including the Kerama Islands National Park and the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

Okinawa is a popular tourist destination, with a number of resorts, hotels, and restaurants. The local cuisine is a blend of Japanese and Chinese flavors, and there are also a number of traditional festivals throughout the year. Okinawa is also home to a number of World Heritage Sites, including the Shuri Castle and the Gusuku Sites of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Okinawa is an important part of Japan and its culture, and it is an important part of the country's history. It is a beautiful place to visit and explore, and it has a lot to offer visitors.

Excursion tips for a day in Okinawa

Okinawa is a beautiful island in Japan that offers a variety of activities for tourists. Here is a list of activities to do in Okinawa on a day:

1. Visit the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world.

2. Explore the World Heritage Site of Shurijo Castle, a fortress that was the center of Ryukyu Kingdom in the 15th century.

3. Relax and enjoy the sun at one of the many beaches.

4. Visit the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, a memorial for the victims of the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.

5. Experience the unique Okinawan culture by visiting the traditional villages of Nakagusuku and Katsuren.

6. Take a boat tour around the island to explore the stunning coastline and nearby islands.

7. Go shopping at one of the many shopping malls and stores in Naha.

8. Try some of the local cuisine, including Okinawa soba and taco rice.

9. Visit the Okinawa World theme park, which is home to the Gyokusendo Cave and Habu Park.

10. Enjoy the nightlife in Naha and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

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The climate in Okinawa

Okinawa in Japan has a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall throughout the year. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 30°C with high humidity, while in winter temperatures are milder and hover around 20°C. Spring and autumn are usually warm and sunny with occasional showers. The rainy season usually falls between May and June, while the typhoon season is from July to September.

Cruise weather for Okinawa

Our weather forecast for Okinawa helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 27.6 °C
43.6 m/s
69.1 m/s
99.9 %
19.2 m
86.8 %
1,001 hPa
05:50:57
19:20:32
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 27.5 °C
31.0 m/s
48.2 m/s
94.5 %
15.7 m
88.4 %
1,000 hPa
05:51:27
19:20:03
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 26.2 °C
28.8 m/s
44.3 m/s
95.0 %
13.4 m
91.3 %
1,005 hPa
05:51:57
19:19:32
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 26 °C
34.2 m/s
51.1 m/s
99.1 %
14.2 m
88.2 %
1,010 hPa
05:52:27
19:19:01
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 28.1 °C
24.5 m/s
39.2 m/s
9.1 %
23.8 m
81.8 %
1,010 hPa
05:52:57
19:18:28
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 28.4 °C
25.2 m/s
38.9 m/s
28.8 %
24.0 m
82.0 %
1,008 hPa
05:53:27
19:17:54
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 28 °C
21.2 m/s
34.6 m/s
20.4 %
23.8 m
81.5 %
1,008 hPa
05:53:57
19:17:19
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 31.6 °C
min: 27.4 °C
14.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
71.5 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,010 hPa
05:54:27
19:16:43
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 27.3 °C
11.9 m/s
22.7 m/s
28.8 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,008 hPa
05:54:57
19:16:05
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 27.6 °C
11.9 m/s
19.8 m/s
4.0 %
24.1 m
80.0 %
1,007 hPa
05:55:27
19:15:27
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 27.5 °C
13.7 m/s
15.8 m/s
37.7 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,006 hPa
05:55:57
19:14:47
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 27.1 °C
16.2 m/s
16.9 m/s
54.5 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,005 hPa
05:56:27
19:14:06
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 27.4 °C
18.0 m/s
21.2 m/s
3.3 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,005 hPa
05:56:56
19:13:24
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 27.7 °C
17.3 m/s
19.8 m/s
16.1 %
24.1 m
82.7 %
1,005 hPa
05:57:26
19:12:41

Cruises to Okinawa

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Scheduled ship calls in Okinawa, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 01:30 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 05:30 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 05:30 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 11:30 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 11:30 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Spectrum of the Seas 11:30 am 12:00 am
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 12:00 am 02:30 pm
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 11:00 am 10:00 pm
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Jan. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Feb. 2025 MS Riviera 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 17th 2025 Monday, 17th of Feb. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Feb. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Feb. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Apr. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 MS Regatta 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
May 2nd 2025 Friday, 2nd of May 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 16th 2025 Friday, 16th of May 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 22nd 2025 Thursday, 22nd of May 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 28th 2025 Wednesday, 28th of May 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Jul. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2025 Monday, 4th of Aug. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Sep. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Sep. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2025 Monday, 29th of Sep. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Oct. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Oct. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Oct. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Oct. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Nov. 2025 Spectrum of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm

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