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  • 2021/12/20
    Okinawa’s global tourism website Visit Okinawa Japan relaunched with renewed English content
    Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB; chaired by Shimoji Yoshiro) has relaunched Visit Okinawa Japan with renewed English content. The website, managed and operated by OCVB on behalf of the ...
  • 2021/03/05
    Watch “Alluring Okinawa: Taking Steps into a New Era of Tourism” on NHK World
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many unanticipated challenges to tourism and travel industries worldwide. Throughout the pandemic, many people have been working hard to share the wonders of Okin...
  • 2020/10/27
    Shurijo Castle Park Reconstruction Updates
    On October 31, 2019, Shurijo Castle was devastated by a fire, which resulted in the destruction of at least seven of its buildings. Reconstruction efforts are underway, and parts of the castle par...
  • 2020/02/26
    Information Regarding COVID-19
    While entry restrictions are still in place for international travel to Japan, Okinawa Prefecture has lifted all COVID-19-related restrictions on domestic travel. However, Okinawa still has rigoro...
  • 2019/02/21
    New Area of Shurijo Castle Park Open to the Public
    Over the years, Shurijo Castle Park has increased the number of areas on its grounds open to the public. This expansion was unfortunately halted due to a fire in October 2020, but reconstruction e...