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    42nd Urasoe Tedako Festival

    The Urasoe Tedako Festival offers a wide variety of cultural performances and a firework spectacular at the end. Visitors can participate in a drum carnival, watch traditional performing arts such as Eisa dancers and partake in a lot of different activities as well as enjoy food from various...
  2. 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...
  3. Rob Oechsle

    Park Takazato River & Dam Cement Pond

    THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES "CEE-MENT POND" meets a MOUNTAIN RIVER up near OKUMA! Here's a MAP of where you're headed (pin below): Did I just mention the URA RIVER for KIDS in another post? Well, FORGET THAT PLACE (Haha). I've got something else for ya'!! 😊 A HIDDEN GEM ALONG THE TAKAZATO RIVER...
  4. Karaoke At Big Echo By American Village & Beyond

    Fun Karaoke At Big Echo By American Village & Beyond

    It doesn’t matter where you are from or how old you are, karaoke is the universal attraction that everyone can gather and enjoy together. However, it seems a bit different from how it is enjoyed depending on the country. I’ve noticed that in the states, karaoke is usually done publicly in bars...
  5. 30 Minutes Of Fun For 500 Yen At Molly Fantasy!

    Fun 30 Minutes Of Fun For 500 Yen At Molly Fantasy!

    Spending summer in Okinawa is not as easy as you thought it would be? I know, most people who visit here probably have no idea how hot it can be or as frequent as it can rain—even in the summer—until they actually get here. If you're a tourist and your main purpose of visiting Okinawa is to go...
  6. Rob Oechsle

    Photo Op Romantic & Fun Swing

    Here's a ROMANTIC SWING hung from a very cool tree. It's meant as a photo spot to seat a Bride & Groom, a romantic couple, or a few little kids holding flowers and being cute... or whatever you want. This natural "set piece" is at the SAME PLACE as the Romantic Stairs with the "SO HAPPY" sign...
  7. 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...
  8. Rob Oechsle

    INFO 9th Annual Candle Night Festival on Shioya Bay

    HEADS UP: The 9th Annual "CANDLE-NIGHT FESTIVAL" on Shioya Bay is this SATURDAY EVENING, June 6th. The Bay, Village Roads, Sea Walls, Sandbars, and all Bridges around the Bay, will be lined with 4,500 - 5,000 CANDLES. It's a pretty cool sight to see. The Events get started in SHIRAHAMA VILLAGE...
  9. Owl Adventure Park

    Naha Owl Adventure Park

    Owl Adventure Park, located just off Kokusai Street down the covered street next to Don Quijote and in the vicinity of the Makishi Public Market, offers more than just an experience with over 20 different owls. They also have other birds, to include ducks; reptiles such as snakes, lizards, and...
  10. Waku Waku Kidsland

    Naha Waku Waku Kidsland

    Waku Waku Kidsland is an amazing place that you can take your children to play indoors on a rainy day or to escape the sun or to even tire them out, while in Naha. It features a dedicated play area for babies and an indoor playground. The indoor playground is equipped with a large ball pit that...
  11. 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 ♦...
  12. Swim, Soak Up Sun, Have A Beer & More At Chura SUN Beach

    Beach Swim, Soak Up Sun, Have A Beer & More At Chura SUN Beach

    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...
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    Game Let's Play Shiritori!

    As explained in the thread on how to play shiritori, we're going to start a thread to play the game to expand your vocabulary. House rules: The word must be a noun. You can type it in hiragana, katakana, or kanji but you must also place it in romaji so that it is readable for all. The word...
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    Fun Learn Japanese by playing a game!

    Japanese words can be difficult for some to memorize. While the sentence structure is necessary to know, basic vocabulary is just as important in order to minimally understand the gist of a conversation. In Japan, there is a popular game that school-aged kids like to play—Shiritori. The rules...
  15. Camp Out On Kitanashiro Beach In Itoman!

    Adventure Camp Out On Kitanashiro Beach In Itoman!

    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...
  16. Okinawa

    Game The Four Letter Word Game

    Rules Change only one letter of the word in any position. No pictures unless it matches the word, but the word must be in text and accompany the picture (ex: second post). No videos. Example: "pear" change any one letter and make "peer". This is a game to play on a rainy day or one that...
  17. David

    Fun The Banheiro Of Okinawa

    Nobody likes public restrooms, it's like rolling dice on whether or not the facilities will be clean. The likelihood of that in Okinawa is quite low, though. A lot of them are well maintained, apart from the usual flooding that occurs because of rainwaters, and even forms of art on the outside...
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    Fun Manhole Covers: A Fun Scavenger Hunt

    Manhole covers- The name alone makes you think of storm drains or worse yet, the underground highway of toilet waste blech, but certainly not something that would grab your interest. In the US, they're pretty basic designs. In Japan, most of the designs reflect the prefecture, icons of a city...
  19. 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.
  20. Club SEGA

    Central Club SEGA

    Club Sega is an arcade located in the heart of American Village that offers games that the whole family can enjoy, from little tikes to adults. The games range from simple quick push-button games to catch (or smash) characters on a screen for the little ones, to Mario Cart for the teens and UFO...
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