|The capital city of Naha reminded us of Athens, Greece|
|Peace Cornerstone Museum - History of the Battle of Okinawa|
|One of several displays of the 14,009 American war dead who lost their lives here|
|A commemoration of Japanese war dead - 77,166 Japanese soldiers died on Okinawa. 42,000 -150,000 Okinawans also lost their lives during the battle of Okinawa.|
|Touring Okinawa together|
|A couple from mainland China came to Okinawa for their wedding. They wanted a picture with Louisa.|
|Another wedding party taking pictures on the beach|
There is a lot of tourism from Japan. The weather is subtropical and there are a number of hotels and beaches that are beautiful.
The tourism possibilities of Okinawa haven't been well marketed in the United States.
It has a pleasant climate quite similar to Hawaii and a friendly, welcoming population.
The lifestyle here is not nearly as work oriented as the main islands of Japan. There is a lot of sugar cane production and small farm agriculture.
|Dinner at a Okinawan restaurant famous for featuring locally grown organic produce. It was a popular buffet of a variety of Japanese and Okinawan foods.|
|Darlene and Trace, April and Tyler - no kids along at the Peace Memorial|
|Two whale sharks - world's largest fish - whales are mammals|
|Sea turtle - up close and personal|
Tea ceremony and Japanese dancing lessons
|Japanese landscaping is exquisite|