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 14, 2020
Discovering Sefa-utaki, Okinawa’s Spiritual Heart
Hidden by lush vegetation, Sefa-utaki is the most sacred place in the Ryukyu Kingdom. A visit to this hallowed ground, created amongst coral rocks and verdant trees, provides trave...
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 ...
February 3, 2020
Cherry Blossoms
Admire Japan’s Earliest Cherry Blossom Blooming. Vibrant pink blossoms bloom in a beautiful backdrop of green mountains and blue skies. ...
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...