central okinawa

  1. Marron Tidepooling

    Marron Tidepooling

    Marron looking for some little critter friends in the tidepools at Ikei Island.
  2. PIT STOP Used Car Sales

    Central PIT STOP Used Car Sales

    Pit Stop Used Car Sales is located in Ginowan on the northbound lane of Route 58—just prior to a commonly known landmark as the Commissary Gate for Camp Foster—has a fairly large selection of vehicles to choose from and offers services to go along with them, or standalone, too. Pit Stop claims...
  3. Sea Wall Yomitan

    Sea Wall Yomitan

  4. Sea Wall in Yomitan

    Sea Wall in Yomitan

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    2019 End Of The Year Cooking & Cleanup Event At

    At Okinawa Comprehensive Park in Okinawa City, there will be an event not only to cook different types of simple foods with local Okinawans but to also take care of the beautification of the park itself. The meeting time will be at 0950 inside the Okinawa Comprehensive Park Gymnasium main...
  6. Sidelines Sports Bar and Grille

    Central Sidelines Sports Bar and Grille

    Sidelines Sports Bar and Grille is a bar and grill near Miyagi Coast on the Sunabe seawall in Chatan. While the food, such as their deliciously and fresh cooked burgers; drinks; and the late-night fun you can have here is one thing, the friendly staff that work at Sidelines can't be ignored...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  17. 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...
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    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...
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    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...