Embracing Ikigai: Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa is a chain of islands blessed with the perfect setting for weddings and honeymoons.
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Home to the ruins and restored castles of the Ryukyu kings, pristine beaches, and coastlines with a wide variety of coral and marine life, rare flora and fauna, and more surprises, the archipelago of Okinawa gives you the island life you didn’t know you needed.
It’s easy to envision a destination wedding at Okinawa Main Island, given its surreal locales, themed chapels, private gardens, and well-equipped luxury resorts and event spaces. The destination is also famous for youthful pre-wedding events and after-parties with friends and family alike. Honeymooning couples find solace on the island’s untouched white-sand beaches, and in hidden coves and beautiful boutique hotels. Be it a long walk on the beach against the setting sun, an underwater dive, a race on a sea scooter, or a culinary adventure, Okinawa offers a touch of romance in everything it does.
The UNESCO World Heritage sites on the main island, including Shuri Castle and the ruins of Tamagusuku Castle, are a must-visit when here. Check out whale sharks and the other aquatic life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, or head out on a kayaking trip through the mangrove jungle of the far-flung Iriomote Island.
Fly here from mainland Japan; most flights to Okinawa’s Naha Airport depart from Tokyo or Osaka. There are also direct international flights to Okinawa from China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. japan.travel