Okinawa

Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step further
Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

In Okinawa, the pink beauties are now in full bloom. Here’s where to see them before they’re gone
World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
5 must-visit Okinawa castles

5 must-visit Okinawa castles

From restored to ruined, these ancient “gusuku" transport visitors to the days when the Ryukyu Kingdom ruled
Where is Okinawa?

Where is Okinawa?

A beginner’s guide to Japan’s southernmost prefecture, where the weather is warm and the beaches white
Okinawa's International Avenue: A guide to Naha's massive entertainment zone

Okinawa's International Avenue: A guide to Naha's massive entertainment zone

The Okinawa capital isn't just the port of entry for travelers heading to the beach. It's a place to shop, eat and prowl for oddities
Okinawa travel: 'Take me to Taketomi'

Okinawa travel: 'Take me to Taketomi'

Remote yet comfortable, this tiny island is a time capsule of Okinawan tradition
Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa's World War II history

Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa's World War II history

The largest battle of the Pacific War was fought more than 65 years ago, but evidence and relics are easily found around the islands
Awamori: A guide to Okinawa's tropical drink of choice

Awamori: A guide to Okinawa's tropical drink of choice

Japan's answer to bourbon is also an Okinawan favorite that deserves a wider audience
History and great buys in Okinawa's Tsuboya Pottery District

History and great buys in Okinawa's Tsuboya Pottery District

The traditional Okinawan industry still lives in the hills and back streets of Naha. Here's where to find it
Zamami Village: The perfect Okinawa escape

Zamami Village: The perfect Okinawa escape

Okinawa's Akajima and Zamami islands offer tasty food, upbeat nightlife and glorious beaches -- even in the off season
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city