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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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-->Okinawa, Japan.......The Underrated Island(s)<--

Do you know anything about Okinawa other than is position in WWII? I didn't either. I was fortunate enough to go there last week for a little business/vacation and was impressed. Good peeps, good food and amazing beaches. I'd go back.




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Here's a map. It's a biggun. Most of these pictures are from Naha City, the capital, and all points north. Naha is an industrial port city that's home to around 1 million people. The others were taken on Zamami Island. A small and sparsely populated island about two hours southwest from Naha.





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And finally a little Zamami Island


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Apparently, the Japanese don't like beautiful beaches

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The local poison

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And back to 20,000,000+

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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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you took these? wow.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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Great photography.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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Nice and interesting pictures.
Thanks for sharing
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Old May 31st, 2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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Nice! I had allways interest of know how Okinawa is... I went to a karate school named Okinawa

Tnhak you for the tour
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:01 PM   #6
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Is this the place from Karate Kid 2?
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this is great! love it. why was no one at the beach? cold day? i'd be all over it!
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This is a great thread, a mind blower! I didn't know whale sharks could be held in captivity, do you know how big those can get? BIG! I guess the japanese could find a way to keep aliens in captivity!
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 03:46 AM   #9
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Thanks, everyone.

MNiemann, the weather was perfect and it was a Saturday. I'm not sure why the beaches were so empty. I guess it's still off-season.

Chocho, I think Karate Kid 2 was filmed here. After all, Okinawa is the official home of the martial art.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:25 PM   #10
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Amazing Okinawa! Nice pics giallo
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