When is the best time to visit Okinawa?

Asked by Preethu P · 5 years ago

Any recommendations about Okinawan cuisines? and must-try things?


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Answered by Olga Kaneda · 5 years ago

May, June, October are the most comfortable months. Do try the local pinapples and meat! Don't forget the local beer and awamori liquour.

Answered by Isabelle Despert Okumura · 5 years ago

If you like swimming and snorkling, I recommand you to go from June to October. But in September and October , it's the typhoon season. If you don't want to swim, it's a mild weather all year around.

Answered by Mandy Bartok · 5 years ago

If you don't like the humidity (and it is BEASTLY in summer), then opt for December through March. On my last trip in early December, it was perfect flipflop and light sweatshirt weather but still warm in the sun. Don't miss products made with beni-imo (purple sweet potato) or unique dishes like sea grapes.

Answered by Artem Medvedev · 5 years ago

Autumn, summer is too hot

Answered by Victoria Vlisides · 5 years ago

It's debatable. But, I would say during May is the best time. During the winter you can't really swim in the ocean because of Jelly fish. I know people who have gone in May and it was quite nice. However, I would reccomend Okinawa year round! It's a great place! I hear scuba diving is great down there... Also go to the aquariauma. I went to Okinawa World. It was gimmicky a bit, but fun!!

Answered by Sherilyn Siy · 5 years ago

March is not a bad time of the year. It's neither too hot nor too cool and the waters are slightly tingly (makes you feel alive!). Must try are Okinawan champuru (bitter melons sauteed with egg) and everything Spam. There is also a taco restaurant that you MUST visit (I would go back to Okinawa just to have their tacos again). I wrote about it here on Japan Travel. It's called Charlie's Tacos. My friends who went there upon my recommendation agree that it is the BEST place for tacos.  http://en.japantravel.com/okinawa/charlies-tacos/27642

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