Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan; a subtropical island paradise with its own distinctive culture and traditions. Home to picture-perfect beaches, colorful coral reefs, rugged mangrove jungles, and a laid-back vibe you won’t find anywhere else in the country, it’s the ideal vacation spot.
The largest and most popular island in the chain is Okinawa island. However, there are over 100 more isles to explore, dotted across the ocean between mainland Japan and Taiwan. So if you dream of having a beach all to yourself — complete with flawless white sand and sparkling azure waters — head out to one of these four other fantastic islands, and your dream may well come true.