Why Choose Our Destination?
Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a general incorporated foundation that was initiated in April, 1996. At one time Okinawa was a proud independent nation known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. Its independence sparked the emergence of a distinctive culture, different from that of the Japanese mainland. The legacy of that culture lives on today in historical sites and their remarkable architectural features. A number of these sites have been registered as UNESCO World Heritages. It also survives and flourishes in Okinawa's special music, in dance and other performing arts, in traditional dress, in dietary habits, awamori and much, much more. Today more than ever, Okinawa's uniquely appealing culture pulses with vitality.