Okinawa

Okinawa is one of the beautiful but more hidden gems of Japan. An almost tropical island in the furthest south area of Japan, you must get there by plane. However, once you make the trip you will find clear turquoise water and white beaches. This is Japan, but the locals have their own distinct culture such as tropical colored kimonos and food. There are also numerous uninhabited islands around Okinawa with world class scuba diving spots.