About Okinawa

 

 

 Capital

 

 Naha City

 

 Land Area

 

 

 Area Total: 2,272.13 sq. km
 Main Island: 1,205.34 sq. km
 Municipalities: 11 cities, 17 towns, and 24 villages

 

 Population

 

 Total: 1.34 million (481,000 households)

 

 Languages

 

 

 

 

 Japanese Ryukyuan - Uchinaguchi (literally “Okinawa mouth/language”) is commonly spoken and understood by older Okinawans, while certain words and phrases are used in everyday life by almost everyone. There are many dialects of Uchinaguchi, varying among the different island groups and even in different parts of Okinawa Island itself.

 

 Currency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monetary Unit and Exchange Rate

Japanese Yen
* More on exchange rates

Paper Money

1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 10,000 yen denominations

Coins

1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen, 500 yen denominations

 

 Time Difference

 

 

 Okinawa is located in the Japan Standard Time Zone (GMT + 9 hours)
*Check the time difference with your country

 

 Weather/Climate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Subtropical

 Average Temperatures:

January – March:

16°-18°C (60°-64°F)

April – June:

21°-26°C (69°-78°F)

July – September:

28°C (82°F)

October – December:

18°C (64°F)

 Symbols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Prefectural Flag

 Prefectural Tree  Ryukyu Matsu (Ryukyu Pine)
 Prefectural Flower  Deigo (Indian coral bean)
 Prefectural Fish  Takasago (Banana Fish, locally known as Gurukun)
 Prefectural Bird  Noguchi gera (Okinawan woodpecker or Pryers' woodpecker)

*More information on Okinawan symbols

 

 Telephone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Code  81

Area Code

098, 0980 (northern main island, Miyako, Yaeyama), 09892 (Minami Daito and Kita Daito islands) From overseas, dial +81-98-XXX-XXXX

Important Numbers

Police 110

Emergency and Fire 119

 

 Voltage

 

 

 100 volts/60 Hz

(110 volts on American military facilities)

 

Features

 

 Commemorative days of Okinawa

 Okinawa Sumo

 Hijigaabira, a walk in history

 Kume Island, birthplace of Taira sensei

More touristic information at the OCVB website.