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Like many other subtropical islands, Okinawa experiences annual typhoons and storms. However it's easy to avoid them with some careful planning. The best time to visit is right after the end of the typhoon season before the tourist masses come, which is at the end of October and throughout November.
The typhoon season ends around September to early October, so it’s better to err on the safe side and go a bit later. This happens to be one of the best times to visit Japan overall, so it’s easy to fly from Tokyo to Okinawa for a few days to enjoy the sun and a more laid-back atmosphere.