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Another Typhoon, Malou Warning

Okinawa will again become the target of a tropical system this weekend. 
Typhoon Malou, the 9th tropical cyclone in Japan this year, formed Friday afternoon about 470 kilometers southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and was moving northwest at a speed of 36 kilometers an hour. 

The strong winds and torrential rain will persist into August 4th to 5th as Malou passes by.The winds will be of minimal tropical storm force, but they will still be capable of causing some tree damage and power outages. 

Typhoon Kompas Update /Flights update

 A strong Typhoon Kompasu (Typhoon No.7) stroke Okinawa directly with winds of hurricane strength and torrential rain early Tuesday.

As of 9pm August 30th, the center of Typhoon Kompasu was located about 230km south of Minami Daitou Is. 

Also there are another 2 typhoon Lionrock(No. 6) in Tiwan area and Typhoon Namtheun(No.8) located on the Yonaguni Island.Tropical Storm Lionrock is forecast to land on the shores of southeastern China west of Taiwan at midweek.

3days at Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa from 31,500yen/JUMBO TOURS

Sometimes it is so hard to find a great deal living in the other countries.
Okinawa-Information.com will be happy to introduce some of the great Okinawa deal!

Typhoon warning update2010/08/28

 According to the Japan Meteorological Agent, a tropical storm beginning to pound west of Naha reached Typhoon strength on Friday. There is a waring of heavy rain in Nago city area. There are no flight cacellation but we strongly suggest to check your flight company website or travel agent for update. 

Here is the latest update.


New Entertainment Spot: Depo Island

 New shopping center and entertainment center is now open in Mihama American Village in Chatan.

It is located in the central part of Okinawa, just off the route 58.

depoisland, chatan 

Japanese Spiny Lobster Season in Miyako Island

 Ise-Ebi, known as Japanese spiny lobsters(Panulirus Japonicus) are in season in Miyako Island!
Ise Ebi lobsters are popular idem in high-class Japanese cuisine. It's usually served as sashimi, BBQ, frying and roasting alive.

Mie and Chiba prefecture are account for most percentage of the domestic catch but usually their season start in late August.
But in Miyakojima Island you can enjoy this yummy lobster in most restaurants.

Opportunity for a business in a beautiful Ishigaki Island

This property (land) Ibaruma 20 is located in Ibaruma, northern part of Ishigaki Island. Close to the Tamatorizaki observatory, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ishigaki Island.

NEW: TOURS page updated!

 NEW: TOURS page Updated!

Okinawa-Information.com's tours page has been updated.
We have a variety of tours from bus tours to private tours. When you are in Okinawa and wants to experience little bit of everything it is good way to join a bus tour or even have your personal English speaking or Chinese speaking tour guide to show you around.

Here are the list of all new updated tours.

May Festival List

Hikari Mitsushima - Pop idol to screen diva

Up until last year, 24-year-old Hikari Mitsushima was best known as a former member of the Okinawan idol group Folder 5.

Okinawa girl movie star

Worlds oldest woman dies at 114

Just a week before her 115th birthday, the oldest person in the world has died on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.

Golden Week Part #4 - Local Camping

Camping on Okinawa should be an unforgettable experience.  Okinawa has the perfect climate for camping all year around.  Fun for all members of the family, camping can be a great way to get the children outside learning about nature and still easy on your pocket book.

Golden Week Part #3 - Hot Air Balloon Rides

The Okinawa Adventure Company offers Okinawa's only tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride. As you rise in the hot air balloon you will be able to view the countryside around Yomitan and the panoramic sea and landscapes from Cape Zanpa in the north, the islands in the west to Naha in the south. Flight sessions are twice daily (weather permitting). After your flight enjoy a drink and a bite to eat on the deck of the sunset cafe.

Golden Week Part #2 - Sea Diving

Did you know Okinawa is the only place in Japan where you can go diving in wetsuits all year round.  At Bluefield you can see thousands of reef fish in Okinawa’s extraordinary reefs, a variety of unique colorful Sea Fans, a Blue Cave with beautiful sunshine coming through, schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays, three kinds of Turtles, Wrecks from World War II, Dream Hole, underwater air domes, caves, Big Schools of Jacks, Underwater Ruins... these are the only part of the list that Okinawa offers. Don't miss diving in Okinawa.

Golden Week Part #1 - Forest Adventure


Forest Adventure in Okinawa

Have you ever dreamed of being able to fly? Well if you have, look no farther than the Forest Adventure. Forest Adventure has something for the whole family, from an easy walk through the forest, a hike up a large cliff or flying 30 meters above the ground on a zip line … they have it all.  With 33 different activities to do no one will be bored.  

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA


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