March 31, 2020
Explore Shuri, a Cross Road of the Past and Present
The Ryukyu Kingdom emerged about 600 hundred years ago, when the Ryukyu Islands were unified for the first time under a single king. The kingdom was centered on the island of Okina...
March 13, 2020
3 Compact Theme Tours in Naha
The city of Naha is the bustling capital of Okinawa Prefecture, which in the Ryukyu Kingdom era was the main port and hub of foreign trade with South-East Asia, China, Japan, and K...
February 21, 2020
A Relaxing Trip to Kume Island
Kume Island is called "Kumi no Shima," meaning the most beautiful island among the Ryukyu Islands. You can relax and heal yourself sunbathing on the famous Hate-no-Hama or riding a...
February 17, 2020
A Night in Koza — The Beating Heart of Okinawan-American Fusion Culture
There are many attractive nightspot areas on the Okinawa Main Island, such as Naha’s Kokusai Street and environs, and some areas around Chatan. But to get an authentic dose of Okin...
February 14, 2020
Okinawa is Riding the Wave of Specialty Coffee
Okinawa is riding the wave of specialty coffee and enjoying its blooming in this unique island environment. There are different types of coffee shops you can explore, coffee farmer...
February 10, 2020
10 Must-try Okinawa Street Foods
Okinawa with its diverse food culture has plenty of unique local street foods. We have picked up 10 popular food items to enjoy like a local when you’re just strolling around with ...
January 24, 2020
A Day in Shuri — Tracing the Roots of Awamori
A quick ride on the Yui Rail, and once again I found myself in Shuri, Naha’s old city and the heart of Okinawan culture and history. On my last visit I spent all my time in Shurijo...
December 27, 2019
Market Tour and Cooking Class – Getting to Know Okinawa’s Delicious Cuisine
The morning class offers a course featuring the iconic goya champuru, with its base ingredient of bitter melon mixed with vegetables and tofu, and the star of the afternoon class ...
February 20, 2019
Asia Beer Cup Silver Medal Winner, OKINAWA SANGO BEER!
Haisai! It’s Chim! This time I visited Nanto Brewery in Nanjo City, Okinawa, which took home the Silver Medal in the Asia Beer Cup 2017. Nanto Brewery is located within the grounds...
February 8, 2019
The Ganju Station Nanjo
A great sightseeing place for a rainy day Haitai! It’s Mahae. We visited the Ganju Station Nanjo in the city of Nanjo in Okinawa. An exhibition highlighting Sefa-utaki is currently...
August 1, 2018
【Blog】Sun Sun Kitchen, Okinawa Soba Cooking Class
Haitai! It’s Mahae. As October 17th is the official Okinawa Soba Day, I decided to try making Okinawa soba myself by hand. I headed down to Nishizaki, Itoman, in southern Okinawa t...
July 30, 2018
【Blog】Explore quaint old street stalls in Sakaemachi
Sakaemachi by Asato monorail station by Michael Paterson My first impression when I arrived in Okinawa was how welcoming people are, even if you don’t speak Japanese people seem in...