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The Kerama Islands (慶良間諸島, Kerama Shotō) are a group of small islands in the East China Sea. Located only about 40 kilometers to the west of Okinawa Main Island, the Kerama Islands are a popular side trip due to their pristine, white sand beaches and clear blue waters that are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and diving. From January to March, the islands are a popular destination for whale watching.

Kerama consists of 36 islands of which only four are inhabited, including the two largest islands, Tokashiki and Zamami. The Kerama Islands were designated a national park in 2014.

Top attractions in Kerama Islands

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