1. David

    DISCUSS South Park Beach, Itoman: Sunset

    Sunsets in Okinawa are fascinating to watch if you can catch them. Sometimes they drift slowly behind clouds on a rainy or cloudy day, always making their way to the East China Sea; they typically only spread rays of whites, but you can sometimes get a break and see some yellows in there. Either...
  2. Sunset on 01/13/2020

    Sunset on 01/13/2020

    While I was on my stomach trying to dial in the perfect camera settings I thought I may need, in aperture mode, to catch the perfect sunset in full manual using some of the learned techniques over the week as well as using a foreground in this shot, it didn't hit me that the blue right under the...
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    Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival (2019)

    Looking to bring in the New Year in a non-traditional Western way? Try it with a dash of Okinawan culture in the mix this year by attending the Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival. The Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival is an event held at the Okinawa Peace Hall, located within Peace Memorial Park, to...
  4. David

    Opinion Great Artists In Okinawa – Elizabeth Gomez

    There are so many talented artists in Okinawa, whether it be from water painting to sketching and even photography—I've met so many that have helped me on Okinawa.Org projects as well as upcoming projects not yet released. In my early days, I had almost no idea what I was doing with my Canon...
  5. "Watermarked" Water Painting Of Dragon Boat

    "Watermarked" Water Painting Of Dragon Boat

    Here's a "watermarked" (pun intended) version of @[264:@Elizabeth Gomez] 's print that she gave to me of one of my photos taken. I was very delighted to get it and can't wait to find the right frame to put it in in order to hang.
  6. David

    Beach Yamashiro Coast

    Yamashiro Coast is a beautiful strip of beach and coral coastline, when the tide is out, in Itoman which is almost near the most southern tip of Okinawa. It has lots to offer everyone: It's a great place to relax in the sun, build sandcastles with the kids, take the dogs for a walk, go...
  7. Yamashiro Coast

    Yamashiro Coast

    A peaceful day down in Itoman tide-pooling and listening to the waves crash on the coral as the tide slowly crept in.
  8. David

    Adventure Giza Banta Cliff Waterfall After A Typhoon

    While Giza Banta Cliff may be a beautiful waterfall, not too far out of reach on Okinawa with the Expressway, it's even better to experience on a clear day after a typhoon such as the most recent one, Typhoon Tapah (1917). This is primarily due to the extra water flow coming down. Add in full...
  9. Dragon Boat Ashore!

    Dragon Boat Ashore!

    Here is a dragon boat designed specifically for dragon boat races (hari) found on Kitanashiro Beach in Itoman.
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    DISCUSS Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019

    This thread is for the general discussion of the News Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019. Please add to the discussion here.
  11. Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019

    News Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019

    Seven-Eleven Japan Co. previously stated that they would be entering Okinawa Prefecture with their first Okinawa Seven-Eleven convenience store located in the parking lot of Sun Plaza in Itoman City due in part to a joint venture with Kanahide. Since then, there has been a shift of plans and...
  12. Shiozakicho, Itoman

    Shiozakicho, Itoman

    Coordinates: 26.1242400, 127.6655712
  13. Shiozakicho, Itoman

    Shiozakicho, Itoman

  14. Bibi Beach, Nishizakicho, Itoman

    Bibi Beach, Nishizakicho, Itoman

  15. 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...
  16. Sunset on 06/01/2019

    Sunset on 06/01/2019

    The sunset captured on the coastline of Itoman, Okinawa, pictured with a windsurfer.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. "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.