Jetstar Asia will reopen their direct flights from Singapore to Japan’s most southern island and emerging hotspot – Okinawa from 17th November 2017.

This is great news for traveller’s looking to experience a completely different Japanese destination such as Okinawa.

If you’re looking at the picture above and thinking “Is that Thailand?” – you’re wrong.

Instead, think accessible, quiet tropical islands minus full moon parties and yahoo’s, pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life, amazing snorkelling and diving, incredible, healthy and tasty food and well, Japanese culture galore.

Welcome to Okinawa. Japan’s best kept secret and southern subtropical ‘Ryuku’ islands that attract 8.77 million domestic and international travellers, every year.

Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa, Japan

With one-way tickets as low as SGD66 (AUD$64), Jetstar says that these flights are the result of the airline’s ongoing customer engagement process surveying over 35,000 customers across Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Mr Bara Pasupathi, Jetstar Asia CEO listed Okinawa’s “pristine white beaches, coral reefs, unique cuisine and rich cultural history,” contributing to its emergence as “Singapore’s top choice.”

Jetstar Asia - Okinawa, Japan

The tropical destination is set to see an increased number of Australian’s heading that way too given Japan’s boom in recent year’s and the seemingly growing appetite for new Japanese destinations.

We're on a boat! Agents on a recent famil to Okinawa with ANA

We’re on a boat! Agents (And KarryOn Founder Matt) on a recent famil to Okinawa with ANA

Currently, there are no flights direct to Okinawa from Australia with the usual routing journeying via Tokyo with airlines such as ANA (All Nippon Airways).

Making Okinawa more convenient to visit for everyone, Jetstar say they are “confident that Okinawa will be the next fastest growing destination in the Asia Pacific.”

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