Journey to a Distant Land
Our journey begins: Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost and westernmost prefecture of Japan, has a population of 1,457,162 (2 February 2020) and has a geographic area of 2,281 km2 (880 sq mi).
Naha is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, with other major cities including Okinawa, Uruma, and Urasoe. Okinawa Prefecture encompasses two thirds of the Ryukyu Islands, including the Okinawa, Daitō and Sakishima groups, extending 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) southwest from the Satsunan Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture to Taiwan (Hualien and Yilan Counties). Okinawa Island, is the home to a majority of Okinawa’s population.
Looking at the map: an impressive 10,178 miles to go, in Japanese: 鹿児島~名瀬~亀徳~和泊~
We will start out with a three hour flight from Colorado Springs to San Francisco. Then we will endure an eleven hour flight from San Francisco to Tokyo. From Tokyo, we have another three hour flight from Tokyo to Naha.
Once we arrive in Naha, we will be picked up and driven to Kadena Air Force Base.
Departure from Colorado Springs: Tuesday at 7:30 am (MST) – It will be 10:30 p.m. in Okinawa! 15 hours difference!
Arrival time in Okinawa: 9:00 pm on Wednesday.
This time of year, the weather is good: 72 to 75 degrees Farenheit with 73 to 80 % humidity! It will be a big change from dry Colorado.
Maybe we’ll come back moldy and covered with mushrooms?
Stay tuned for our travel blog!
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