Initially, we were quite concerned, about the typhoons passing through Hong Kong and Japan during the October period.
It was reported that typhoon Khanun in Hong Kong caused much flooding and disrupted air flights on 15 Oct. However when we landed in Hong Kong on 17 Oct, all was fine and sunny. Then while in Okinawa, we heard that typhoon Lan made landfall in Tokyo, with high winds and flooding rains. The typhoon passed over Okinawa to the east, only had high winds on Saturday, 21 October. We could see the dark skies and felt the strong winds, and some rain. Quite thankful that we went through the tour blissfully unaware of what might have happened otherwise.
The main attractions that I will remember about Okinawa were the whale sharks and manta rays swimming in the Churaumi Aquarium. They and the other sea creatures were a wonder to behold.
As the days went by, we got to know each other better, enjoying the interesting sights as well as the authentic Okinawa meals. And of course we loved the shopping in Kokusai Street. All the ladies and even the men bought many food stuff and souvenirs to remember Okinawa by.