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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 on December 7, 2019, and 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 ground defensive power. December 7, 2019...
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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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 30 Minutes Of Fun For 500 Yen At Molly Fantasy!

    Fun 30 Minutes Of Fun For 500 Yen At Molly Fantasy!

    Spending summer in Okinawa is not as easy as you thought it would be? I know, most people who visit here probably have no idea how hot it can be or as frequent as it can rain—even in the summer—until they actually get here. If you're a tourist and your main purpose of visiting Okinawa is to go...
  15. A Beach That You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

    Beach A Beach That You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

    As Okinawa is surrounded by water, you don't need to travel very far to find a beach. However, you sometimes might need to go out of your way in order to satisfy your entire family, pets included. There's a beach that you might be passing day-in-day-out on your way to work, to and from PARCO...
  16. Rob Oechsle

    Attraction Nana Falls in Kijoka Village

    NANA FALLS in KIJOKA VILLAGE --- I love this spot. And so do many others. However, there might be some folks here seeing it for the first time. The picturesque nature of the twin cascade is very different than most other falls on Okinawa. Here you see it during heavy rains, but on most days...
  17. Yui Rail Museum: An Indoor Learning Experience For All

    History Yui Rail Museum: An Indoor Learning Experience For All

    The name is Yui Rail (Monorail) Museum, but don't let that fool you! The two-story museum is packed with 400 different items on display, some of the construction of the monorail to even the old railways in Okinawa. It's free to enter, open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and...
  18. David

    Beach Senaha Beach

    Senaha Beach in Yomitan is a wonderful beach for swimming, snorkeling, tide pooling, having a barbeque, kayaking, exploring the sea caves, and even camping out for the night. Even though the tide is out in this picture, it shows you that even though it's a fairly small beach, there are...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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