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  1. Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center

    Adventure Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center

    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...
  2. David

    Adventure Giza Banta Cliff Waterfall After A Typhoon

    While Giza Banta Cliff may be a beautiful waterfall, not too far out of reach on Okinawa with the Expressway, it's even better to experience on a clear day after a typhoon such as the most recent one, Typhoon Tapah (1917). This is primarily due to the extra water flow coming down. Add in full...
  3. Treasure Hunting: Geocache Revival and Scuba

    Adventure Treasure Hunting: Geocache Revival and Scuba

    The sport called geocaching started in 2000 and mushroomed to cover the entire world. Players hide caches, which can be anything from a large box with small knick-knacks and a logbook to a tiny casing with a paper inside for signatures. On land, families often carry trinkets to switch out for...
  4. Google Maps Aerial Reconnaissance In Okinawa?

    Adventure Google Maps Aerial Reconnaissance In Okinawa?

    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...
  5. David

    Fun Pretty Eventful Night And Following Morning At 7-Eleven In Okinawa

    I wanted to get a sneak peek, before the opening ceremonies of 7-Eleven on Okinawa. So I traveled to Itoman where their first location was announced earlier this year to ask if I could get some up close pictures of 7-Eleven branded products. They were hesitant at first but went back and forth...
  6. Rob Oechsle

    Other Hike around Kinjo Dam in Naha

    ANOTHER DAM DAY, and ANOTHER DAM HIKE --- The Triple-Tiered Trails that Run Rings around the Twin Holding Ponds of KINJO DAM, below the Walls of SHURI CASTLE A ONE-OF-A-KIND "MULTI-TREK" IN THE ANCIENT & ROYAL CAPITAL of OKINAWA ♥ LOOKING DOWN ON IT ALL : https://goo.gl/maps/W475baSq4c72 ♦...
  7. David

    DISCUSS Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven

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  8. Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven

    Adventure Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven

    While there's no true replacement for those fitness freaks on Okinawa missing their dose of the approximate 260 grueling steps to the top of the Stairway to Heaven, here are two alternatives that you might enjoy until its reopening, rumored to be sometime in March of 2019, or anytime after for...
  9. A Must Go: Umikaji Terrace on Senaga Island

    Adventure A Must Go: Umikaji Terrace on Senaga Island

    When it is very usual to see many Americans hanging out in specific areas up north, I’ve noticed that the majority of them haven’t yet discovered other great places to hang out in the southern areas of Okinawa. So, I thought that I’d share this remarkable place that my family and I like to go...
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