Monday, October 1, 2007

Pacific Ocean, Japan and Hawaii

The Pacific Ocean is a huge mass of water bordered by the Arctic in north, Antarctic in the south, Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. Japan and Hawaii are both islands in this huge Pacific Ocean.

Japan and Hawaii is not connected just by the great Pacific Ocean, but also by the presence of a sizable Japanese population on the islands and the infamous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, two successive air strikes on the United States Pacific Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941. 1,177 sailors were killed on the USS Arizona and the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, is located on top of the sunken USS Arizona that allows people to walk over the ship and look at it under the water. I wonder if any Japanese is inclined to visit this memorial. But there are plenty of places to visit and things to experience on the paradise Hawaii Islands, so if any Japanese are haunted by memories of that surprise attack, that should not be the thing that should prevent you from visiting Hawaii.

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, is located on Oahu Island, only the third largest island of Hawaii, but one with the most population. There are more information about Oahu Island at vacation rental information. There is more than just Pearl Harbor or Honolulu on Oahu Island. There are many beaches there like Waimea Beach - North Shore. Waimea Bay off Waimea beach is world famous for having one of the biggest surfing waves in the world, with waves of up to 25 feet high in winter. If provide conditions for very exciting but also very dangerous surfing. It is only recommended for expert high wave surfers. Others would be wise to stay away during the winter months. Summer is more conducive for the less adventurous for the sea will be calm during those months.

Hawaii is not only Oahu Island, but there are Maui, Hawaii Big Island, and specific sites like Waikiki, Kihei, Wailea, Kanaapali and Kohala coast. You can find links to them at vacation rentals.

Not only that, property owners, real estate agents and property managers can list their properties for free at rentals. If you are purchasing properties, you can get mortgage quotes, compare mortgage rates on that site. If you are relocating, you can also get moving quotes. Sounds pretty complete, but that is not all. Bargain hunters can check out bank foreclosures, and not only that, get home inspection companies to inspect the properties to check if the properties are worth buying or not. So what are you waiting for. Hop over there and check what suits you.