GragonAn ancient kingdom of glittering seas, lush green islands, and fields of sugarcane, Okinawa enjoys a measured pace of life that's far removed from any hectic city routine. A sub-tropical climate keeps Okinawa pleasantly warm even when the rest of Japan is shivering, and in the scorching summer months it is a kaleidoscope of brilliant flowers, dazzling white beaches and stunning coral, making the islands perfect for diving, water-skiing, sailing and every other form of ocean recreation. Okinawa also has a proud artistic and musical tradition, and is home to many unusual and beautiful species of flora and fauna.

SHURI CASTLEWe intend to improve and expand virtual Okinawa and would love to invite you to share your experiences of Okinawa in the simplest way possible; just go to the main menu on the top left and start your own blog. For the uninitiated a blog is like a diary, one can record ones thoughts feelings and experiences, upload photos and share with others the impression that Okinawa has made on your life at that moment. It's very simple to do and can give great pleasure to others as well as being a fascinating journal to look back on at a later date.

Okinawa is located south of mainland Japan in the East China Sea. The capital city, Naha, is within a two hour flight to Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, and Manila.