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...
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
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...
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...