The Atlas Obscura Guide To Okinawa
6 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Okinawa, Japan
Updated December 9, 2021
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Stories About Okinawa
Could an Infamous WWII Bunker Become a Symbol of Peace?
The tunnels under Okinawa's Shuri Castle should be preserved as a reminder of the costs of war, advocates say.
by Azby Brown
Leave Only Footsteps and Take Your Poop When Visiting Japan's Lush Iriomote Island
"Tent toilets" are helping to remedy a stinky situation.
by Alice Barnes-Brown
The Graveside Festival That Celebrates the Dead in Okinawa
Shimi, or “grave-sweeping festival,” takes place every April on the southernmost islands of Japan.
by Allan Richarz