Adventure

Explore more of the unseen places in Okinawa from Senega Island to Kouri Island and beyond!
There wasn't much to do to have fun growing up in the small town that I did. However, we did have wetlands that we could explore to see various types of birds and animals as we walked the boardwalk and trails. Much like my old home, Okinawa has a wetland center too. The Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center in Tomigusuku City, just on the border of Naha, which is about 116 acres of mudflat. Though, the boardwalks make the area seem much more prominent. If you end up at Manko Wetlands, be...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Going on a shopping spree; saving money at the 100 yen store; trying new foods and exotic fruit drinks; getting brain freeze with roll ice cream; oh, and finishing that overdue term paper at the library—all things you can do at the Naha Bus Terminal! While from the outside, this may appear to be an ordinary old bus terminal with buses coming and going. Though once you enter, you will find out there's much more than meets the eye and you can actually have a pretty great time here, by...
A frequently asked question amongst people on Okinawa Questions pages and those interested in coming here is where to find a great camping spot on the beach. Okinawa, being an island, has a lot of coastlines. Because of that, there are plenty of areas to set up camp. However, some of those areas, such as Hippie Beach, require special permission from the city to pitch a tent. Furthermore, some areas of Okinawa aren't the best for camping for various reasons either. That's not the case...
Looking for a day outdoors of fun-filled play and discovery for the whole family? Treehouse Adventure Playground in Urasoe is just what you may be looking for! Not only does the place have a gorgeous playground to have your little ones play, but it's also for adults to embark on a little discovery of their own. Treehouse Adventure Playground is right next to Urasoe Park which is a massive park with open play fields to let the kids play and run around. Additionally, there are many walking...
Guide: Cost Scale per person ¥ : 100-999 ¥ ¥ : 1000-1999 ¥ ¥ ¥ : 2000+ Location North: Kin to Hedo Point Central: Ginowan to Ishikawa South: Urasoe to Itoman Hopefully, you have had a chance to get out and see some things. If you are still looking for things to do or just need to take a break from the same playgrounds, here are some ideas that should be friendly on the wallet. Friendly Reminders Always carry Yen, water, camera, sunscreen, and bug spray when exploring. Take your trash...
Spring break is upon us. Finally, there's a reprieve from the weekly madness of waking up kids, fighting over outfits, shoving homework in the bag, and rushing to the bus. Whew. But by Tuesday you'll most likely be over the door banging from the rushing in and out, the constant requests for snacks, sibling fighting, and general chaos that comes with kids. Sorry, we can't relieve you of your kids, but we can give you ideas for places to go that won't break the bank and will get you out of...
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