central okinawa

  1. David

    What? Controversy over parking & more!

    If you've been in Okinawa for some time now, you'd know that there was some controversy over parking near the Stairway to Heaven in late 2017/early 2018, as to why we cleared that issue up for SOFA personnel when writing about our experience there. There was a notorious resident of the area...
  2. Questions

    Answered Where can I rush order business cards in Okinawa?

    I need business cards within the next day or two! Is it possible to get business cards made this quickly in Okinawa?
  3. Pizzeria Bella Napoli

    Central Pizzeria Bella Napoli

    Pizzeria Bella Napoli is a pizza shop based out of Chatan in close proximity to Kadena Air Force Base. The restaurant boasts a beautiful East China Sea view from just about every comfortable seating position inside as it overlooks the Sunabe seawall from its third-floor location. Bella Napoli is...
  4. Gordie's Hamburger

    Central Gordie's Hamburger

    Gordie's, sometimes referred to as a "hole in the wall" place, is a great hamburger joint in Chatan. They seem to make every burger unique, and handmade at that. They're said to have some of the best "old fashioned" [American-style] burgers that you can find on the island. Most tend to agree...
  5. Sunset on 11/29/2019

    Sunset on 11/29/2019

    Not every photograph or view of a sunset will be perfect, but it will always mark the end of the day. The new day will always follow where that left off, where you can try to spot the perfect one once again. This particular sunset was the first captured on Miyagi Coast in Sunabe.
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    International Carnival In Okinawa City

    There will be a two day International Carnival in Okinawa City around Gate 2 Street on November 23, 2019, from 1100-2100 and November 24, 2019, from 1230-2100. The first day's main events (November 23) will be a carnival parade from 1430-1600 and a Brazilian Samba carnival will also take place...
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    Mommy's Market

    Mommy's Market is an inside and outside event at Navel Kadena from 1100 to 1600 on November 23, 2019. There will be live performances by DJs, dancers, and a small kids park for the little ones to enjoy. Seventy vendors will be on-site selling various items or providing information about services...
  8. Questions

    Answered Where can I get passport photos taken?

    There are not a lot of options available for getting passport photos done besides having to deal with pesky passport photo booths and cut your own (if required). Where can I get some quick and easy passport photos taken in Okinawa?
  9. Iris D&C Vet

    Central Iris D&C Vet

    Iris D&C Vet is an animal hospital relatively close to Kadena Air Force Base in the Nakagami District district of Kadena. They provide a wide variety of services to include spaying and neutering of both cats and dogs based on the weights of the animals. Additionally, they provide discounts for...
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    2019 Chatan Industrial Festival

    The Chatan Industrial Festival is a free festival that includes the 8th Chamber of Commerce Fair, the C-1 Chatan Gourmet Fair, and a meat festival as well. The event will take place at the Chatan Baseball Stadium, near AEON Chatan, on November 9 and 10, 2019, from 1000 to 1700.
  11. Happy Cliff (Kafu Banta)

    Happy Cliff (Kafu Banta)

    A view overlooking Happy Cliff (Kafu Banta), accessible from the parking lot of Okinawa Sea Salt Factory Nuchiuna, a popular tourist destination on Miyagi Island.
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    OkiLife Art Popup

    Join OkiLife on Saturday, November 2, from 1100 to 1800 for early Christmas shopping from local vendors such as Brittany E Lampe Art, Tanoshi-ge Artworks, CJandFriends, Orie Cez Art, Mirijam Neve Art and more! They will also have classes in Eco-Art, custom printing, drawing and watercolor...
  13. David

    Park Kakazu Takadai Park (Peace Park)

    Kakazu Takadai Park (Peace Park) in Ginowan must be one of my all-time favorite parks in Okinawa. It's got something for everyone: For those with toddlers to mid-aged kids to even teens, history buffs, and even fit freaks. Once you arrive at the parking lot, like on a busy day like today...
  14. David

    INFO 2019 Okinawa Octoberfest × Okinawa Food Flea

    Is the 49th Naha Tug-of-War Festival not your cup of beer? Try out 2019 Okinawa Octoberfest and Okinawa Food Flea instead! Beers and food from around the world will be served by various vendors. While some will accept credit, it's advisable to bring yen as well to open yourself up to try a...
  15. Beach-Bum

    Attraction Crazy Swing & Yamada Waterwheel Noodle Shop

    Sometimes we see something both thrilling & questionable. If you’ve driven on the 58 in Yamada, Onna, you’ve probably seen a crazy contraption nestled in the trees. Surely it’s a pile of junk or modern art, right? Nope. It’s a homemade swing “ride” most likely designed out of an alcohol-fueled...
  16. 3rd Annual Okinawa Americana Fest

    Fun 3rd Annual Okinawa Americana Fest

    The 3rd Annual Okinawa Americana Fest will take place on September 15th on the first-floor of Koza Music Town Center. This event is hosted by Okinawa Americana, Gate 2 Garage, Nashville Okinawa, CRAZYz Chicken N' Waffles Koza Express, and WMD Street Food. Entry to the event will be free...
  17. Taj Okinawa

    Central Taj Okinawa

    Taj Okinawa, located on Route 23 in Chatan, is an authentic Indian restaurant serving up a variety of different kinds of curries and other Indian cuisines for lunch and dinner. Some of which include tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, and soups. In addition to the Indian-style food served, they...
  18. Welcome to Okinawa: Cape Zanpa - Video (4K)

    Welcome to Okinawa: Cape Zanpa - Video (4K)

    Cape Zanpa is the westernmost tip of Okinawa Island, facing the East China Sea. It is easily the most developed of all the capes.
  19. Animal Hospital 22

    Central Animal Hospital 22

    Animal Hospital 22 CMC is a veterinary hospital located on Route 23 in Chatan with knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff that strives to provide exceptional care to your pets in a clean and welcoming environment for both you and your loved ones. They provide competitive rates for the...
  20. Cherubium Animal Clinic

    Central Cherubium Animal Clinic

    Cherubim Animal Clinic is a reasonably priced veterinary clinic, even with the initial and reexamination fees included, which is located in Ginowan, an area located approximately 5 minutes south of MCAS Futenma's main gate. Their services include but are not limited to: vaccinations; heartworm...