1. 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...
  2. Sunset on 06/01/2019

    Sunset on 06/01/2019

    The sunset captured on the coastline of Itoman, Okinawa, pictured with a windsurfer.
  3. 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...
  4. Venture Into The Darkness Of Todoroki Trench

    History Venture Into The Darkness Of Todoroki Trench

    If you're into history and want to learn more about the Battle of Okinawa and what the Okinawans experienced, a visit to Todoroki Trench in Itoman is a must. The Todoroki Trench, also known by locals as Tohruruchi or Tohrurushi, is a long underground limestone cavern—or a Gama—that was...
  5. Sunset on 04/08/2019

    Sunset on 04/08/2019

    Another beautiful sunset in Okinawa taken on a patch of coral found in Itoman, Okinawa.
  6. "Beach Access"

    "Beach Access"

    The bottom of the cliff that looks like it can be trekked down, but not a wise idea for the average person to try.
  7. Warning Sign

    Warning Sign

    A warning sign to tell you the dangers of going down to the 'beach' below.
  8. Habu Sign

    Habu Sign

    A sign indicating habu might be present in the bushed area or around the site.
  9. Cliff View

    Cliff View

    A view of the distant cliff from the ruins.
  10. Stairway Back

    Stairway Back

    The stairway back to the entrance.
  11. Stairway to Outer Edge

    Stairway to Outer Edge

    A stairway to the outer edge of the ruins.
  12. East China Sea

    East China Sea

    A view of the East China Sea from the right side of the ruins.
  13. Ruins Marker

    Ruins Marker

    A marker of some kind that has been knocked over.
  14. Ruins Marker

    Ruins Marker

    A ruins marker.
  15. Makeshift Stairway

    Makeshift Stairway

    A makeshift, possibly original, stairway to the other side of the ruins.
  16. Well


    A gated off well.
  17. Well Bounds

    Well Bounds

    The boundary to the well so it's inaccessible or to prevent falling.
  18. Close Up of Right Wall

    Close Up of Right Wall

    A close up of the right perimeter wall facing towards the entrance to show the stone architecture used.
  19. Gated Off Section

    Gated Off Section

    A gated off section of the ruins, which at closer inspection, turned out to be a well.
  20. Right Side

    Right Side

    The right side of the closest portion of the ruins.