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  1. Flowered Whale Shark

    Flowered Whale Shark

    A whale shark crafted out of well-placed flower pots on the corner of Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
  2. Second Naha Airport Runway To Open Tomorrow

    News Second Naha Airport Runway To Open Tomorrow

    NAHA -- Naha Airport will open its second runway on March 26, 2020, making it the sixth airport in Japan with more than two runways. The runway is 2700 meters in length and 66 meters in width. The expansion of the airport of the new runway touted a new control tower. The tower stands at a...
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    2020 Spring Okinawa Morning Fest

    The 2020 Spring Okinawa Morning Fest will be held on Wednesday, April 29, from 0900 to 1400 at Shintoshin Park—adjacent to Naha Main Place—in Naha City. Any inquiries regarding the event can be made directly to morningfest@yahoo.co.jp.
  4. Family Mart — Only The Best

    Family Mart — Only The Best

    A rainy night reflection photo of Family Mart, the best convenience store that Okinawa has to offer while wandering the streets of Naha after midnight on a Tuesday morning chuhai run.
  5. Ishiganto Stone On Kokusai Street

    Ishiganto Stone On Kokusai Street

    A fairly large ishiganto stone—typically found at Y and T intersections to ward off evil spirits as it is believed a spirit will make a turn when it encounters the stone as opposed to entering the residence that may be at the end of the path it followed—found on Kokusai Street near the entrance...
  6. Grill & Dining Bar Kenny's

    Naha Grill & Dining Bar Kenny's

    Kenny's, located in Naha City near San-A Naha Main Place, is a Western/Japanese fusion restaurant. Their menu is very telling by offering everything from pork ribs to french fries and even fried octopus to satisfy your Japanese taste pallet as well at reasonable prices. In addition to the food...
  7. U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Arrested For Stealing Bicycle In Naha

    Crime U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Arrested For Stealing Bicycle In Naha

    Naha Police in Okinawa Prefecture has arrested a United States Marine Corps Corporal stationed at Camp Hansen for allegedly stealing a bicycle parked on the sidewalk in the Asahimachi District of Naha City. The arrest of the alleged suspect took place on January 19, 2020, around 1645. It was...
  8. An F-15DJ Taking Off At Naha Air Base

    An F-15DJ Taking Off At Naha Air Base

    An F-15DJ Eagle taking off at Naha Air Base on Tuesday with full afterburners!
  9. 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...
  10. Shisa Blowing Off Some Steam

    Shisa Blowing Off Some Steam

    Just a shisa blowing off some steam after last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the Exchange. This is located slightly off Kokusai Street between the Tsuboya Pottery District and the Hyatt Regency Naha.
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    2020 Morning Fest

    2020 Morning Fest is an event taking place at Shintoshin Park, near Main Place in Naha, from 0800 to 1200 on Sunday, January 2020, that offers the best breakfasts, to include coffees, served from the most popular restaurants and cafes in Okinawa that'll give you the energy you need to go...
  12. What To Expect On A Trip To Kokusai Street

    Sightseeing What To Expect On A Trip To Kokusai Street

    There have been a lot of new places built for tourists in Okinawa lately. However, I believe Kokusai Street (Kokusai Dori; International Street) is the first thing that most tourists tend to visit while here. So, I thought I would give some useful information on the exciting tourist...
  13. Drink & Fill Up Until 4 In The Morning On Kokusai Street At Norengai!

    Fun Drink & Fill Up Until 4 In The Morning On Kokusai Street At Norengai!

    Kokusai Street Norengai, a newly renovated building that opened in the previous "Goodwill Town" building doesn't officially open all restaurants and shops until December 16, 2019 and until some time in February 2019. Though, if you happen to be on Kokusai Street on the night of December 15...
  14. Kokusai Street Norengai

    Naha Kokusai Street Norengai

    Kokusai Street Norengai is a newly renovated building that will be on the heart of Kokusai Street in the capital of Okinawa, Naha City. It will host 36 shops serving low-budget but high-quality items in order for everyone, even those on a budget, to stop by and have a great time eating and...
  15. 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...
  16. Naminoue Shrine

    Naminoue Shrine

    A long exposure night shot of Naminoue Shrine from the bridge running parallel to the Shrine and Naminoue Beach.
  17. Hotel Palm Royal Naha

    Naha Hotel Palm Royal Naha

    Hotel Palm Royal Naha – Kokusai Street is a business hotel located in the center of Kokusai Street. It's a luxurious hotel to meet both the needs of business and leisure travelers of Okinawa. The hotel offers six types of rooms from a basic single to a premium twin to not only meet fit your...
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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...
  19. Bambohe – Naha

    Naha Bambohe – Naha

    Yakiniku Bambohe, located in Naha, down the street that intersects Kokusai Street with the well-known Starbucks on the corner, is a Japanese yakiniku restaurant with a twist: It's all you can eat buffet style. At Bambohe, you will be given a table and choose a timed eating course. Within that...
  20. David

    Opinion 35th Naha Marathon (2019)

    The Naha Marathon is quite popular, ranking in on Wikipedia at #68 for the largest running events, with over 20,000 runners each year. I've not been to any other marathon or seen any others myself, other than the Naha Marathon as it passes by my house, but it seems to be a spectator sport to...
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