Although Okinawa was our tropical vacation the weather didn’t seem to get the memo. The first day was cold-ish, and the next day was nothing but rain. Since it wasn’t beach weather we decided to see what the rest of the island had to offer. We found a bus tour that went all around the island visiting a giant bridge, the Churaumi Aquarium, and Ryujyu Mura traditional village.
Our first stop was a little island off the norther tip of Okinawa, it is famous for the really long bridge to get to it. The beach was beautiful, however it was raining and that put a slight damper on the time we wanted to spend on the beach. I did find it amazing that the water was still a radiant teal even though the skies were gray and rainy.
Next on the tour was Churaumi Aquarium. Its one of the biggest aquariums in Japan, and since we missed the famous aquarium in Osaka I’m glad that we made it there. There were all the standard aquarium exhibits, and they were all inside making it the perfect place for a rainy day.
It was a great way to see the island, we got to see all the sights, with transportation included and we got to nap between destinations.