1. David

    Opinion 35th Naha Marathon (2019)

    The Naha Marathon is quite popular, ranking in on Wikipedia at #68 for the largest running events, with over 20,000 runners each year. I've not been to any other marathon or seen any others myself, other than the Naha Marathon as it passes by my house, but it seems to be a spectator sport to...
  2. David

    Monument Tobi-asato First Flight Monument

    After a tip from @Rob Oechsle about a staircase possibly longer than the Stairway to Heaven, I plugged the GPS coordinates into my map. Lo and behold, it was only about a 15-minute drive from home, so there was no reason not to check it out. It's not hard to miss driving in from any direction...
  3. David

    Park Stairway to Heaven

    The Stairway to Heaven is in Chatan, Okinawa. It can easily be located as it's right outside Camp Foster's Firehouse Gate (Gate 3). It leads directly up 268 steps to the outer perimeter of Plaza Housing and is a grueling leg workout. From the base, it doesn't look that tough. However, the steps...
  4. Cake & Iron

    Online Cake & Iron

    Custom workout plans and diets provided by personal trainers in Okinawa to create some serious strength by not so serious people.
  5. Evin

    Question Are there any off base gyms in Okinawa?

    Hi all, I’m gonna be back on island soon, but I don’t intend to be SOFA status again for the first couple of months. I’m going to be staying in Naha and I was curious to know if there are any good gyms down there; your review said that the Anytime Fitness around Shuri was kind of lackluster for...
  6. David

    DISCUSS Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven

    This thread is for the general discussion of the Article Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven. Please add to the discussion here.
  7. 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...