VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

January 31, 2020

Up close with the Yonaguni pony, the indigenous horse of Okinawa

On the westernmost island in the Ryukyu Archipelago, at the very edge of Japan, live the indigenous Yonaguni ponies. ...
January 24, 2020

Visiting Tsuboya Yachimun Street

Whether you are sitting at a dining table or walking through the aisles of a souvenir shop, the eyes are automatically drawn to the colors and craftsmanship of traditional Okinawan...
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...
January 9, 2020

A Whale Watching Guide – An Impressive Experience to Encounter in Okinawa!

From January to March, the ocean around Okinawa is in full action. This is the season when humpback whales are confirmed to be off the coast of Zamami Island, and the best season f...
December 27, 2019

Karate – Okinawa’s Bridge to the World

My time in Naha had coincided with the Karate Day, and being a bit of a martial arts buff, I took the opportunity to see one of the most impressive displays of martial arts to be f...
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 27, 2019

【Blog】The Hands-On Experience Room at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum

A great sightseeing place for a rainy day Haitai! It’s Mahae. We visited the “Hands-On Experience Room” at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum. There are tools, toys, and...
February 20, 2019

【Blog】Oceanic Culture Museum

A great sightseeing place for a rainy day Haitai! It’s Mahae. This time I visited the Oceanic Culture Museum, a good place that not many people know about, which can be enjoyed eve...
February 20, 2019

【Blog】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 19, 2019

【Blog】Ishigaki-yaki Pottery Class

Haitai! It’s Mahae. Ishigaki Island is located approximately one hour by air from the main island of Okinawa. The Ishigaki-yaki pottery from this small island was awarded the gold ...
February 8, 2019

【Blog】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...
February 6, 2019

【Blog】Forest Adventure IN Onna

An Outdoor Park in Harmony with Nature Haitai! It’s Mahae. This time I paid a visit to Forest Adventure in Onna, which is located in the northern part of Okinawa Prefecture, an are...