Okinawa is a true tropical island. Heidi, beautiful beaches, Heidi, history, Heidi, exotic flowers, Heidi, banyan trees...and did I mention Heidi lives there?
There was so much to do and see in Okinawa. We went to a history museum, the aquarium, the Tropical Dream Center, where they have more varieties of orchids than you can count, all gorgeous. We were able to see a few beaches, and thanks to Heidi's parents, we were treated very nicely for a great vacation.
The aquarium is world class. I do like aquariums and have been to the one in Monaco, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the US National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Sea Paradise in Yokohama. The one on Okinawa is world class and has the best collection of tropical fish I've seen yet.