historical landmark

  1. Experience Tranquility And Breathtaking Views At Kakinohana Hija Spring

    Adventure Experience Tranquility And Breathtaking Views At Kakinohana Hija Spring

    If you want to get away from it all and relax with tranquility all around you while being able to see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Kakinohana Hija Spring in Nanjo is the perfect place to go for the morning or afternoon, alone or with guests. To access the spring, it is...
  2. David

    Shisa Azakuniyoshi Shugo Stone Lion

    I love finding new historical sites, especially shisa, or stone lions. There is a lot of Ryukyu-era history with many of the shisa around Okinawa. Some were originally created in villages to face certain directions in order to ward off possible evils. I ran across this one while taking a...
  3. David

    War Memorial Memorial Monument of Lieutenant General Buckner

    While this may be labeled on Google Maps as "Memorial of Lieutenant General Buckner" (USA), there's much more Battle of Okinawa history on this location than meets the eye. This is the spot is dedicated to many great people who gave the ultimate sacrifice or were tragic victims of the Battle of...
  4. Tochka Information

    Tochka Information

    Information about the tochka.
  5. Way Down

    Way Down

    The way down to the entrance of the tochka.
  6. Tochka Doorway

    Tochka Doorway

    The entrance and exit of the tochka.
  7. Inside the Tochka

    Inside the Tochka

    Inside the tochka.
  8. Tochka Side

    Tochka Side

    A side view of the two front holes.
  9. Looking Through

    Looking Through

    Looking through one of the holes in the tochka to see the entrance/exit.
  10. Tochka Side

    Tochka Side

    A side view of the tochka.
  11. A Fun Time For Everyone At The Naha Bus Terminal?

    Living A Fun Time For Everyone At The Naha Bus Terminal?

    Going on a shopping spree; saving money at the 100 yen store; trying new foods and exotic fruit drinks; getting brain freeze with roll ice cream; oh, and finishing that overdue term paper at the library—all things you can do at the Naha Bus Terminal! While from the outside, this may appear to...
  12. David

    Historical Landmark Nishihara Village Wartime Underground Shelter

    I was out on a drive and took a detour through Nishihara in search for stone lions (shisa) when something interesting caught my eye to the right of me as I was passing by. I stopped the car shortly thereafter, got out, and saw what it was. It turned out to be the Nishihara Village Wartime...
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