I want to know which sentence is correct.

  1. After a two-hour flight, we set foot on Okinawa

  2. After a two-hour flight, we set foot at Okinawa

I can't find the right preposition.

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    Please add more detail to explain why this is confusing for you? Otherwise the question may be closed as simple proofreading. – Andrew Jun 8 at 12:09

The first sentence is correct. "Set foot at" is very rare, per this Google Books Ngram Viewer chart, compared to "set foot on".

"at" would imply a specific place, rather than a general one (like the island of Okinawa). Something like "set foot at the very spot on Ellis Island where our grandparents had once stood".

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