kunigami district

  1. David

    Scenic Spot Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) On Mount Yaedake

    When winter is about to roll around every year, and the sakura (cherry blossoms) are in bloom, the number one question people tend to ask is where a good spot to view them is and how long the season lasts. The cherry blossom season in Okinawa lasts throughout the month of January. However, you...
  2. Rob Oechsle

    Photo Op A Split Screen Saturday

    A SPLIT-SCREEN SATURDAY up in cold, wet, and windy SATE VILLAGE, along Highway 58 (old Highway 1) north of Okuma. I took this a few years ago, but it reminds me of the weather here in Okinawa yesterday and today. Actually, I wish I was up there, but, I'm stuck at home for other things...
  3. Rob Oechsle

    Other The Faithful Dog Rock of Henan

    Sitting, watching, and waiting forever at the mouth of the Henan River in Northern Okinawa... ...not carved. All-natural. And when you change the direction of view, it morphs into a gorilla-looking face and even a goofy crocodile head. However, I like the "dog" view...
  4. Rob Oechsle

    Beach Ie Beach & Ie River

    A ROCKY GORGE; a LOVELY POOL; low, climbable WATERFALLS, and a RIVER TO EXPLORE --- All just a few hundred yards upstream from a PRETTY BEACH, a SHADY BRIDGE, and PICTURESQUE SEA ROCKS. Well, that sure covers a lot !!! And it even comes with a sea-side PARKING LOT and a little CAFE, to boot...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...