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  • Okinawa Events Released!
    The calendar was quite a long time in the making to get it almost just right. There are a few more adjustments that need to be made, and, we're...
  • Okinawa Fear Factor Food
    I sure do love the different ways they make and package squid "jerky" here too! 🤤😄
  • Okinawa Fear Factor Food
    ` I lived on Okinawa 9 years at three different times. [1966 through 1983] I always ate local foods. However, the unique foods shown in this...
  • Restaurant Customs And Courtesies
    I see a lot of places with tip jars too. I think that is from so many Americans being on Okinawa.
  • Restaurant Customs And Courtesies
    I was always under the impression that tipping in Okinawa, and Japan, was rude. This is because the information about tipping being rude is so...

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After exploring Sugar Loaf Hill and getting a better peek of the RYU:X towers in Naha, the two tallest condominiums standing in at 30 stories and 99 meters tall each, I took a stroll around the area to see more. I usually stick to the hustle and bustle side of where Main Place and the shopping and restaurant district is. However, this time, I stayed on the opposite side of the road walking up and down streets. I couldn't help but notice this beautiful waterfall outside of a building with a...
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're into history and want to learn more about the Battle of Okinawa and what the Okinawans experienced, a visit to Todoroki Trench in Itoman is a must. The Todoroki Trench, also known by locals as Tohruruchi or Tohrurushi, is a long underground limestone cavern—or a Gama—that was naturally carved out by water and stretches east to west. In March of 1945 when the U.S. air raids began, the people of what is now Itoman City fled to the cavern to take refuge. Sometime around June 7...