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  1. How To Make Monjayaki At The Table

    Eat How To Make Monjayaki At The Table

    Here's a quick question for you to answer: Have you ever heard of or tried monjayaki before? If the answer to that was no, then this is a must-read for you! While sushi is known to be the most famous Japanese food, monjayaki—often called monja—has become very popular amongst tourists recently...
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    2020 Cosmos Festival

    If you love the scent of flowers or even the beautiful look that some may have, this is one festival that you don't want to miss! There will be about 5 million cosmos flowers on display at the Cosmos Festival 2020 in Nago. And, not everyone is the same: They will have reds, pinks, and white...
  3. Heiwa Dori – Local Shopping & Escape From Rain

    Heiwa Dori – Local Shopping & Escape From Rain

    Heiwa Dori is a street off of Kokusai Street in Naha, also connected to Ichiba Hondori through Don Quijote and side alleys and roadways, that somewhat takes you back in time in Okinawa. There's just something special about walking Heiwadori, although it turning into a tourist area, with that...
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    Kid's Village at AEON Haebaru!

    The Japan Meteorological Agency predicts a higher than normal probability of rain occurring from the 29th to the 31st. For those with kids, you should have a plan B for this weekend and following Monday. Fortunately, AEON Haebaru, the AEON off exit A1 after the airport junction on the...
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    Umikaji Terrace Senagajima: Senaga Starry Night

    Looking for something free to do every night until the end of January 2020? Try out the spectacular show, Senaga Starry Night, presented by Umikaji Terrace Senagajima and NAKED! After the sun sets on your visit to Senaga Island or your shopping comes to an end at Umikaji Terrace, experience the...
  6. David

    Fun 2019 Camp Kinser Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Military life can be hard for some, especially since you're miles away from friends and family members for years on end. Fortunately, there are events that can raise the spirits of those during the holiday season with events like the Camp Kinser Tree Lighting Ceremony put on by the military and...
  7. David

    Fun Kid's Are So Imaginative - At Gushimiyagihigashi (Dinosour) Park

    I took my daughter to what I call the dinosaur park (Gushimiyagihigashi Park) in Naha for the first time in a while today. It's where Okinawa.Org took one of our most popular Instagram photos of early 2019, shortly after beginning the website (thank you, everyone, for the support!): She and...
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    2019 Winter Okinawa Bread Sweets Festival

    The 2019 Winter Okinawa Bread Sweets Festival will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Okinawa Cellular Stadium in Naha that is kid-friendly. Various food vendors will be set up that surely won't disappoint anyone's tongue! Some of...
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    2019 Churashima Air Festival

    The Churashima Air Festival is an annual festival that will be held from 1000 to 1900 on December 7, 2019, and from 1000 to 1600 on December 8, 2019. It will take place at the Naha Air Base in Naha in which the Japan Self-Defense Forces boasts their defense might with static shows of air and...
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    Mommy's Market

    Mommy's Market is an inside and outside event at Navel Kadena from 1100 to 1600 on November 23, 2019. There will be live performances by DJs, dancers, and a small kids park for the little ones to enjoy. Seventy vendors will be on-site selling various items or providing information about services...
  11. Questions

    Question Where would you take your visitors in Okinawa?

    There's so much to see and so much to do in Okinawa. I'm sure that plenty of you have already done it once or twice. Which places would you share with your friends or family members that may come to visit? Tell us about your personal experiences there and share photos for all to enjoy, if you...
  12. 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...
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    OkiLife Art Popup

    Join OkiLife on Saturday, November 2, from 1100 to 1800 for early Christmas shopping from local vendors such as Brittany E Lampe Art, Tanoshi-ge Artworks, CJandFriends, Orie Cez Art, Mirijam Neve Art and more! They will also have classes in Eco-Art, custom printing, drawing and watercolor...
  14. David

    Park Kakazu Takadai Park (Peace Park)

    Kakazu Takadai Park (Peace Park) in Ginowan must be one of my all-time favorite parks in Okinawa. It's got something for everyone: For those with toddlers to mid-aged kids to even teens, history buffs, and even fit freaks. Once you arrive at the parking lot, like on a busy day like today...
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    Scenic Spot Yohena Hydrangea Garden

    Okinawa’s seasons are harder to define in comparison to mainland Japan, but they do exist. Spring brings numerous flower viewing opportunities. Hydrangeas are probably the latest bloomers. They bloom from about mid-May to late June. Keep in mind typhoon season officially starts June 1. Delicate...
  16. Water Salon — Naha City's Water and Sewer Department Museum

    History Water Salon — Naha City's Water and Sewer Department Museum

    After exploring Sugar Loaf Hill and getting a better peek of the RYU:X towers in Naha, the two tallest condominiums standing in at 30 stories and 99 meters tall each, I took a stroll around the area to see more. I usually stick to the hustle and bustle side of where Main Place and the shopping...
  17. Rob Oechsle

    Hike Walk The Green Mile

    WALKIN' THE MILE... WALKIN' THE GREEN MILE... I mean, literally, walking the green mile, in my bare feet, 222 meters (728 feet) above sea level, high above OKUMA. Yup, there's lots of weird stuff up in "them thar hills"! This grassy, mile-long mountain hiking loop is also great for...
  18. 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...
  19. Rob Oechsle

    Hike Ura River

    THE URA RIVER for FAMILIES WITH KIDS — A Great Spot on a Hot Day While Up at OKUMA, or While Day-Tripping the West Coast in Northern Okinawa. Hop out of your car, the river is right there, and it's all yours 'till you want to call it quits. AN OPTION MOST KIDS PREFER TO HIJI FALLS For...
  20. 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...
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