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Overview of Okinawa

“The Paradise-like Islands of Okinawa where Karate was born.”

Okinawa prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and consists of around 160 islands, of which 46 are inhabited, with the furthest island within 100 km of neighboring Taiwan. The prefecture has 8 major islands each with its own unique flavor. As a mini-archipelago, the prefecture has stunning beaches and amazing locations for diving and other water-related activities. In Ryukyu Islands, belonging to this prefecture, karate was born.

You can read more about Okinawa, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Okinawa

Annual temperature is roughly between 16°C (62°F) and 29°C (84°F). May expects the highest precipitation (about 290mm). July to September are the hottest months (about 29°C or 84°F), and January, February and December are the coolest months (about 16°C or 62°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Okinawa in the 2nd week of Aug.