Japan at a Glance:
Islands, Prefectures and Cities

The Islands of Okinawa

Japan's main islands

The Islands of Okinawa

The islands of Okinawa lie furthest from Japan's main island of Honshu. As a chain of islands lying south-west of Honshu, the prefecture consists of many smaller islands but all reside within the same prefecture:

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Last updated July 10, 1998