One of the southern islands of Japan located about 50 miles north of Okinawa, Okinoerabu is known as the flower island. It is an agricultural community that produces a wide variety of flowers along with potatoes, sugar cane and tobacco. Just about anything you plant in the rich red soil will grow amazingly fast.


The sea is thriving with fish and marine life. Sea turtles can be seen along with whales and dolphins. There are spectacular reefs to dive on as well as a large reefs that you can stroll on at low tide. Okinoerabu has several mysterious and beautiful caves that you can explore.

Having their own dialect, the people of Okinoerabu have managed to hold on to their indigenous traditions and music. In the evening, the shamisen can be heard just about everywhere you go as the islanders get together to celebrate life through song and dance.

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