Ayli is originally from Australia and now calls Japan her second home. Her initial plan of a 1-year hiatus experiencing expat life in Japan in 2010 turned into a much longer journey than expected. After 2 years frolicking the beaches of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture, she found herself delighting in the life and flavours of Fukuoka for almost 4 years. True to nomadic form, she yielded to an inner calling to move once again, and now resides in ever-entertaining Tokyo. Her current day job as a professional editor advising researchers of non-English-speaking backgrounds supports not only her outrageous rent and love for good food, it also funds her escapades domestically and abroad so that she can explore her boundaries.
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Dive with turtles and manta rays, scale mountains with superb views, and immerse yourself in the magical Ryukyu archipelago. Find out why Okinawa is an adventure traveller's dream-come-true.
With plenty of beaches, islands, castles and mountain peaks on offer, Okinawa is the adventure mecca of Japan. Insider, Ayli shares her insider tips for the best things to do on the island.