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奥武島 Ou-jima Island

  • Nature / Scenic spots (Island)
  • The southern part of the main island of Okinawa
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Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.

District
The southern part of the main island of Okinawa
Address
Tamagusuku O, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa, 901-0614, Japan
Category
  • Nature / Scenic spots (Island)
Date of post:2015/06/18

Try the Okinawa-style tempura

  • Gourmet Tour

Ou-jima island is located 40 minutes away from Naha Airport by car. Many people drive to this small island usually for a particular purpose; they drive here for the Okinawa-style tempura. Tempura is a famous Japanese cuisine and is thought to be a delicacy, however, the Okinawa-style tempura is more like an affordable snack. Its batter is thicker than the traditional tempura, and looks more like a fritter.

Once you enter Ou-jima Island, you will notice a shop with a queue of people in front waiting. This shop is the most famous tempura shop on this island. There are many types of tempura, such as fish, squid, and vegetables. The most popular tempura is the mozuku seaweed tempura. It’s best to have tempura when it’s freshly fried, so take a seat at the shop and enjoy the tempura and the ocean view.

Another tourist attraction in Ou-jima Island is the glass-bottom boat tour. You can have a peek of the colorful fish and coral reefs in the ocean which would be a entertaining experience.

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