southern okinawa

  1. 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...
  2. Umikaji Terrace Beer On Senaga Island

    Umikaji Terrace Beer On Senaga Island

    A day late, but still fitting as a Tuesday treat and a throwback Thursday! I had to pull the ole Rebel T6i box out the closet to see the receipt and the purchase date: 12/09/2016—been shooting 3-years now and my work has come a long way. This is actually a re-edit of an old post made on here on...
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    Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival (2019)

    Looking to bring in the New Year in a non-traditional Western way? Try it with a dash of Okinawan culture in the mix this year by attending the Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival. The Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival is an event held at the Okinawa Peace Hall, located within Peace Memorial Park, to...
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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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. David

    Opinion Great Artists In Okinawa – Elizabeth Gomez

    There are so many talented artists in Okinawa, whether it be from water painting to sketching and even photography—I've met so many that have helped me on Okinawa.Org projects as well as upcoming projects not yet released. In my early days, I had almost no idea what I was doing with my Canon...
  10. "Watermarked" Water Painting Of Dragon Boat

    "Watermarked" Water Painting Of Dragon Boat

    Here's a "watermarked" (pun intended) version of @[264:@Elizabeth Gomez] 's print that she gave to me of one of my photos taken. I was very delighted to get it and can't wait to find the right frame to put it in in order to hang.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Naminoue Shrine

    Naminoue Shrine

    A long exposure night shot of Naminoue Shrine from the bridge running parallel to the Shrine and Naminoue Beach.
  15. 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...
  17. Audi R8 In Okinawa

    Audi R8 In Okinawa

    It's not every day that you see an Audi R8, or any exotic car for that matter, cruising the roads of Okinawa. Perhaps why this one was garaged up and under repairs.
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    Answered Where can I rush order business cards in Okinawa?

    I need business cards within the next day or two! Is it possible to get business cards made this quickly in Okinawa?
  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...
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    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...