When it comes to getting the most out of your holidays, it's worth keeping in mind that Irabu is just the beginning; Okinawa is home to a treasure-trove of scenic wonders. Head 9 miles (14 kilometers) northwest from Irabu to Miyakojima, where you can check out the Sunayama Beach and Maebama Beach.
Fuel your mind by visiting Okinawa 's wonderful nature museums, indoor markets and art galleries. Travelers to Okinawa often head to the area's open-air markets, gardens and open-air museums.
If you are after a truly unique activity to do in this region, have a go at sky diving. If you're are lucky to have good weather during your stay, make the most of local water activities. Scuba diving and tubing are just two ways the locals like to cool off here.
Local menus are a great way to learn about an area. So make sure you make the time to visit some of the region's cafés and restaurants. Rafute (stewed pork belly) and soki (stewed pork ribs) are two options to sample.
As you conclude your break, load up your gear and bid Japan "Sayōnara" (farewell).