About Okinawa





 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




 Total: 1.34 million (481,000 households)







 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.











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


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










 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)













 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










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





 100 volts/60 Hz

(110 volts on American military facilities)




 Commemorative days of Okinawa

 Okinawa Sumo

 Hijigaabira, a walk in history

 Kume Island, birthplace of Taira sensei

More touristic information at the OCVB website.