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...
March 5, 2020
A Day to Relax and Explore Ie Island
Ie Island is just a 30-minute ferry ride from the main island of Okinawa and a perfect place to spend a day or weekend exploring and relaxing. You can discover the island by car, ...
March 5, 2020
Stunning Colors of the Ocean around Miyako Island
A new airport on Shimoji Island opened in 2019, and visiting Miyako Region is becoming easier. The region is welcoming visitors from all over the world who want to see the famous “...
March 4, 2020
A Selection of 10 Okinawan Traditional Experiences
Below we introduce a selection of ten activities, including traditional crafts, traditional costumes, and food culture, that allow you to experience the traditions of Okinawa. Whic...
March 3, 2020
A Trip Around the History of Okinawa
For 450 years, before becoming Okinawa Prefecture in 1879, Okinawa was an independent country called the Ryukyu Kingdom. The Ryukyu Kingdom flourished as a base for East Asian trad...
February 28, 2020
Yanbaru – Getting Back to Nature
Lush green forests, mangroves, waterfalls, and unique wildlife make Yanbaru the perfect place to immerse yourself in an idyllic landscape. Unwind from the hustle of everyday life, ...
February 28, 2020
Exploring Naha by Bicycle
Okinawa attracts dedicated cyclists to the Miyako Strongman triathlon and Tour de Okinawa, bicycle race but you can enjoy riding a bicycle in the cities and towns as well. Let’s ex...
February 27, 2020
Learn from the Wisdom of Long Life
Okinawa Prefecture is known for the longevity of its people, but Ogimi Village in the Northern Okinawa Main Island is specifically known as the “Village of Longevity”, and people c...
February 25, 2020
The Yaeyama Islands — A Blend of Natural Beauty and Timeless Culture
The Yaeyama Islands are widely known for their natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, superb diving, and lush vegetation. The entire area is a jewel of nature and important enough to be...
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...