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Boasting a beautiful sea renowned in Japan and all over the world, an abundant array richly-colored flowers, and its unique Ryukyu Kingdom culture influenced by a long history of foreign trade, Okinawa is the home of people who are proud of the bounty they have inherited, incorporating these aspects into their modern lives. Theirs is a lifestyle joyfully and lively-spent in riches while celebrating the gods and ancestral spirits. A glimpse of ancient Japan can also be seen hereNow is the time to feel this richness for yourself.

Book your Okinawa stay from this site during the campaign period and receive a Happy Eco Bag!
Bring this icon of Okinawan culture along with you on your travels for good luck!

Book your hotel from this site by the date below and receive an AZUMABag--an accessory dating from ancient Japan which also doubles as a modern-day eco bag. Colored with dye from the Happy Tree, a familiar sight on Okinawa, the AZUMABag is a sumptuous shade of yellow. It also folds flat and compact for easy portability―making it perfect for toting around your small belongings during your travels, or even just for moving about the hotel! (see photo to right)

Bring the Happy Eco Bag for luck…Interact with the local people…Enjoy an amazing journey.

1.TRADITIONAL EVENTS

To the people of Okinawa, paying respects to the gods and ancestral spirits comes first―and after that, enjoying life to the fullest. A festival is a joyous occasion that combines both of the above, with the intention of having as much fun as possible. Festivals like these occur throughout the year in Okinawa.

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2.SEASONAL ACITIVITIES

Okinawa is a giant stage to enjoy all kinds of activities, where nature can be either pleasant or harsh depending on the season. Right now is the pleasant time of the season―dive into an Okinawan adventure with all of your heart.

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3.HAPPY TREE

The FukugiTree, or “Happy Tree” in Japanese, is the source of the brilliant yellow color used in the famed Okinawan dyeing technique bingata. Also great for protecting homes from strong winds and fires, it is a versatile tree grown by the people of Okinawa that continually richens their lives. Try the lucky power of the FukugiTree and see for yourself!

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4.SPECIFIC FOODS and MEALS

Shun, or seasonal ingredients, are a defining aspect of Japanese food culture held in high regard. Seasonality is another cultural element beloved by the Japanese, and it is believed that by including these prized ingredients in one’s diet, one will be bestowed with the power of nature. Eating shun early in their season and also at the beginning of New Year will bring good luck.

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5.WORLD HERITAGE

Nine places in Okinawa have been designated together as the “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to these special locations can teach a lot about the Ryukyu Kingdom roots of modern Okinawan culture―which was influenced by a variety of Asian countries as well as Japan.

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6.SHIISAA

A legendary beast whose statue is often seen throughout Okinawa, shiisaaare typically found flanking the gates of buildings and perched upon rooftops and, though similar to the shishi lion statues of China and the komainulion-dog statues of Japan, they are distinct in part by their highly-expressive faces which beckon good luck while warding of negative spirits. Shiisaacan be encountered wearing a wide variety of unique facial expressions, hinting at the individuality of each household and the wishes they express.

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and Luck, Happiness, and Prosperity…Get a Happy Eco Bag Possessing the tradition of Japan and Okinawa!

7.SPECIAL GIVEAWAY

Get an AZUMABag colored with the dye of the FukugiTree! Originally a worn-out wrapping cloth or towel that was stitched together and recycled into a bag shape, the AZUMABag is still used today as a modern eco bag. This particular bag is made with sarashicloth, a traditional textile used for towels.

Although the pigment from the FukugiTree is a traditional Okinawan dye, even today processing the plant material in order to create requires a great deal of work. Although well-known as a dye used in the traditional Okinawan cloth-dyeing method bingata, nowadays most bingataprints on the market are mechanically manufactured.

However, each one of these AZUMABags was hand-dyed by an artisan, and features the real pigment of the beautiful Fukugi Tree.

Book your hotel from this site by the date below and receive an AZUMA Bag--an accessory dating from ancient Japan which also doubles as a modern-day eco bag. Colored with dye from the Happy Tree, a familiar sight on Okinawa, the AZUMA Bag is a sumptuous shade of yellow. It also folds flat and compact for easy portability―making it perfect for toting around your small belongings during your travels, or even just for moving about the hotel!

・Folds flat and compact for easy portability.

・Big enough to hold your phone and wallet, a change of clothes, or small purchases.

・Can also be used as a hand towel.

・Untie it and it becomes a real towel.

・It can be tied to anywhere.

・Yellow, the color of good fortune.

・Includes an original logo.

The Fukugi Tree (Happy Tree). It protects houses in Okinawa from the elements.

The FukugiTree (Happy Tree). It protects houses in Okinawa from the elements.

Although the fruit of the Fukugi Tree is also yellow, the yellow dye is produced from the tree bark.

Although the fruit of the Fukugi Tree is also yellow, the yellow dye is produced from the tree bark.

Only three AZUMA Bags can be dyed at one time.

Only three AZUMABags can be dyed at one time.

Even if it's just to go and admire the sea, take the AZUMA Bag along with you for a pleasant journey.

Even if it's just to go and admire the sea, take the AZUMABag along with you for a pleasant journey.

Book your accommodation plan at one of these hotels below and Get a Happy Eco Bag!
  • Northern Okinawa
    Main Island

    Kafuu Resort
    Fuchaku Condo Hotel

    Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo Hotel

    This impressive luxury condominium style hotel offers dynamic ocean views from every guest room balcony
    7,250yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Northern Okinawa
    Main Island

    DIVING SHOP AND
    MINSHUKU HEATWAVE

    DIVING SHOP AND MINSHUKU HEATWAVE

    Located 2 minutes from the beech on foot and 3 minutes by car from the Churaumi Aquarium. We run a diving shop as well as "Minshuku", where you can enjoy homely atmosphere.
    4,500yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Northern Okinawa
    Main Island

    Condominium Hotel
    Alma Resort

    Condominium Hotel Alma Resort

    A pure white condominium to which all you need are equipped. A clean kitchen, a wide living room, and a free WIFI are always welcoming. It's located 3 minutes by car from the Churaumi Aquarium.
    5,300yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Northern Okinawa
    Main Island

    OKINAWA KARIYUSHI
    BEACH RESORT OCEAN SPA

    OKINAWA KARIYUSHI BEACH RESORT OCEAN SPA

    GUEST CAN USE THE OCEAN SPA FACILITIES SUCH AS BIG PUBLIC BATH, OPEN-AIR BATH, SAUNA, AND INDOOR SWIMMING POOL DURING YOUR STAY.OUR HOTEL IS A BIG RESORT HOTEL.
    6,300yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Northern Okinawa
    Main Island

    Kanucha Bay
    Hotel & Villas

    Kanucha Bay Hotel & Villas

    It's a kanucha resort and hidden in great nature of east coast, you can feel the appeal of our paradise resort with each you stay at here. We have 8 hotel buildings with different style, and we offer many different kinds of facilities, like full-scale gol..
    13,125yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Central Okinawa
    Main Island

    Laguna Garden Hotel

    Laguna Garden Hotel

    Welcome to a place for healing and relaxation with light, water, wind, green and smiles.
    5,250yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Central Okinawa
    Main Island

    TOKYO DAI-ICHI HOTEL OKINAWA
    GRAND MER RESORT

    TOKYO DAI-ICHI HOTEL OKINAWA GRAND MER RESORT

    Centrally located on the tropical island of Okinawa
    3,500yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Central Okinawa
    Main Island

    Vessel Hotel Campana
    Okinawa

    Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

    Opened in April 2010. Built in the Ginowan Marine Area on the West Coast, with easy access to..
    5,175yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Naha city Okinawa
    Main Island

    Hotel Royal Orion

    Hotel Royal Orion

    Located on "Kokusai Dori," the most popular street in Okinawa island,convinient place for shopping, sight seeing and for business. Our Szechuan cuisine is highly recommended.
    6,825yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Naha city Okinawa
    Main Island

    RAKUCHIN HOTEL

    RAKUCHIN HOTEL

    Located closely to the Kokusai-dori, the Naha City's main area, and the Tomari Harbor Hotel services include complimentary breakfast with bread and coffee, free internet facility, and free car parking.
    4,200yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Naha city Okinawa
    Main Island

    Kobarutosou

    Kobarutosou

    Quiet lodge in the middle of Naha.
    2,500yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Southern Okinawa
    Main Island

    Ryukyu Onsen
    Senagajima Hotel

    Ryukyu Onsen Senagajima Hotel

    Renewal open in December 2012. Launch of a hot spring resort on the land of superb view in Senaga island, Okinawa prefecture.
    6,500yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Southern Okinawa
    Main Island

    Southern Beach Hotel and Resort

    Southern Beach Hotel and Resort

    The first and full fledged large resort hotel in the southern part of Okinawa Island. Lots of convenient and delightful facilities are available including restaurant, swimming pool, beauty salon treatments, spa and wedding hall. Enjoy Japan's tropical par..
    4,200yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Iriomote Island (35-50min. from Ishigaki Port, speed craft/ferry)

    HOSHINORESORT NIRAKANAI IRIOMOTEJIMA

    HOSHINORESORT NIRAKANAI IRIOMOTEJIMA

    Yaeyama's biggest Ritou, home to the Iriomote mountain cat. While blessed by the rivers and waterfalls flowing in the jungle, spend vacation among the Churaumi sea and nature.
    13,600yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Iriomote Island (35-50min. from Ishigaki Port, speed craft/ferry)

    Eco Village Iriomote

    Eco Village Iriomote

    Time when you spend in Iriomote, an island of healing, would make you feel in touch with the sea, mountain and river.
    10,800yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Iriomote Island (35-50min. from Ishigaki Port, speed craft/ferry)

    Pension Hoshinosuna

    Pension Hoshinosuna

    Relax and enjoy the best view of emerald green sea and white sand beach.Local meals are served as the daily special.
    7,500yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Zamami Island (50-120min. from Tomari Port, speed craft/ferry)

    Guest House Dive Inn Hama

    Guest House Dive Inn Hama

    This is a Japanese style guest house, offering the closest lodge and diving service to the harbour. Our friendly staff are here to help you with any problem. Ideal even for those travelling alone. Please relax and forget the time at our hotel.
    3,800yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-
  • Zamami Island (50-120min. from Tomari Port, speed craft/ferry)

    Tokashiku Marine Village

    Tokashiku Marine Village

    Hotel is in an extremely convenient location, with Tokashiku white sand beach right in front of your eyes, making this an ideal spot for sea bathing. There are 3 or 4 marine turtles living on the bay, so it is almost certain you will see them when you go..
    7,800yen~ to Recommend plan -The Happy Islands OKINAWA campaign-