Okinawa Prefecture consists of 57 smaller islands. After a 45 minute flight from mainland Okinawa, Miyakojima is considered one of the most beautiful destinations within Japan. For those who have visited Guam or Hawaii, it is beauty on a WHOLE ANOTHER LEVEL. Less populated than the mainland, Miyakojima offers a secluded version of Japanese paradise. Sugarcane fields and palm trees outline the landscape of …HEAVEN. Try your hand at the local food, including green algae literally translated as “SEA GRAPES” and Awamori, a strong alcoholic drink.