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Google Maps is an excellent starting point in finding things to do in Okinawa. You may click around place to place, or even do a search for something you want to find such as "Okinawa beach". Searching for this term will undoubtedly bring up all the popular beaches in Okinawa to include Naminoue Beach in Naha, Araha Beach in Chatan, and many more options to choose from. But what if you want to find something to do near, let's say, Naminoue Beach? Well, you could click around on each...
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. previously stated that they would be entering Okinawa Prefecture with their first Okinawa Seven-Eleven convenience store located in the parking lot of Sun Plaza in Itoman City due in part to a joint venture with Kanahide. Since then, there has been a shift of plans and there are now 14 Seven-Eleven stores that are opening around Okinawa on July 11, 2019, at 7 a.m. This number includes the originally planned Itoman location, some in Naha, as well as others spread over...
As Okinawa is surrounded by water, you don't need to travel very far to find a beach. However, you sometimes might need to go out of your way in order to satisfy your entire family, pets included. There's a beach that you might be passing day-in-day-out on your way to work, to and from PARCO CITY, or just when driving around Okinawa, and not even realizing it. Its name is Satohama Beach and its the only beach in Urasoe City. When the tides are just right, it offers something for...
PARCO CITY is not just another mall in Okinawa; it delivers much more than any other malls, mainly with the much important aspect of time saved getting there due to the congestion around Main Place and Rycom. With that said, PARCO offers high-end brands and stores previously only seen at Okinawa Outlet Mall ASHIBINAA such as Lacoste, COACH, and Michael Kors. Additionally, it brings Levi's and The North Face to a more convenient location. Having an H&M more southern is a nice...
Tropical Depression—a storm categorized with sustained winds equal to or less than 33 knots (64 km/h)—94W is bearing down on Okinawa northwardly at a speed of 50 km/h with it expected to pass the main island of Okinawa by June 27 at 6 a.m., but the brunt of it coming in the earlier morning hours. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency - Typhoon Cyclone Information During those times, the maximum sustained winds of 94W are estimated to be around 30 knots (56 km/h). Putting this into...
Jim Beam Summer Fes 2019, held across 8 cities in Japan, will be coming to Naha on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30. There will be Jim Beam highballs served up as well as live entertainment from various performers and a variety of different food options from food trucks on site. Performers on June 29 will be Ukulele Gypse, I-VAN, Risky Dice, FNCY, [grandson] Gong, MuKuRo, Chicocarlito, Asian Turtles (Chouji, Ti-Da, Nagahide, Ayuka, Leo Feel), and CyberJapan Dancers. CyberJapan...
The name is Yui Rail (Monorail) Museum, but don't let that fool you! The two-story museum is packed with 400 different items on display, some of the construction of the monorail to even the old railways in Okinawa. It's free to enter, open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and something to do on a rainy day in Okinawa. You can access it by following the map in the "location" box below, but the parking lot is somewhat confusing to know exactly which building it is. Follow...
If you want to get away from it all and relax with tranquility all around you while being able to see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Kakinohana Hija Spring in Nanjo is the perfect place to go for the morning or afternoon, alone or with guests. To access the spring, it is somewhat difficult to spot while driving to the location shown in the map below, even though there's a sign. That's because there's only a narrow entrance between a house and shrubbery leading to a wider...
NAHA — BeerFes Okinawa 2019 will be held for three continuous days beginning June 7 and ending June 9 in the event hall on the first floor of the Okinawa Times Building. More than 50 kinds of craft beers, including the ones awarded at the International Beer Cup 2018 and the Japan Great Beer Awards 2019, can be tasted. The first 250 visitors to enter each session will receive a "Best Aroma Glass" with the "OKINAWA2019" logo while the remaining visitors will receive the normal design...
As you can probably name a lot of things that you would like to do at a beach, finding the beach that allows you to do all of the things you want to do could be just a little difficult. Let's say, you'd love to go for a swim in the water and what you'd want after you get your feet back on the sand is a cold beer that doesn't get warm quickly under the sun. Or, you want to try snorkeling for the first time and need assistance. Or this time, perhaps you can't even get in the water because...
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