kid friendly

  1. David

    Hike Conical Hill

    The hike up to Conical Hill is one that most everyone can do; it's an introduction, of sorts, to getting outdoors, being active, and going on hikes around Okinawa. While some may not really consider this much of a hike as it's only roughly 200 meters or so, or close to that of two football...
  2. Peace Memorial Park Children's Playground

    Fun Peace Memorial Park Children's Playground

    If you have one or more children that constantly need your attention, and especially if their ages are apart, you might have been exhausted every single day trying to figure out what could tire them out. But that was till yesterday! I always wished that there had been a place that could...
  3. Rob Oechsle

    Park Okinawa Prefectural People's Forest (Kenmin no Mori)

    Forest of Residents' State Park (Kenmin-no-Mori) -- A beginners trail map to get you started: Questions about this place keep popping up, so I decided to adopt a local trail map with some overlaid notes and post it for this group. Intentionally simple, it leaves plenty of room for you to...
  4. E

    2nd Okinawa Meat Festival

    The 2nd Okinawa Meat Festival will be held at Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park, nearest to the stadium, on February 8, 2020, from 1000-2100 and February 9, 2020, from 1000 to 2000. This festival will have 24 vendors serving different specialties such as fried chicken, Okinawa soba, steak and...
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    March 2020 Mommy's Market

    The handmade and flea market Mommy's Market will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Navel Kadena from 1100 to 1600, rain or shine, with free admission for all. There will be planted crafts, relaxation and massage, fortune-telling, health and beauty vendors, food and drink stands as well as...
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    February 2020 Mommy's Market

    The handmade and flea market Mommy's Market will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Navel Kadena from 1100 to 1600, rain or shine, with free admission for all. There will be planted crafts, relaxation and massage, fortune-telling, health and beauty vendors, food and drink stands as well...
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    2020 Spring Okinawa Bread Sweets Festival

    This is your opportunity to enjoy great food and snack bread made by local vendors for those that missed or weren't here for the previous Okinawa Bread Sweets Festival. The 2020 Okinawa Bread Sweets Festival held this Spring will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 1100-1600 at...
  8. 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...
  9. E

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. E

    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...
  12. E

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. E

    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...
  16. E

    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...
  17. E

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. E

    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...
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