southern okinawa

  1. Feeling Crabby?

    Feeling Crabby?

    Feeling crabby during these days? A lot of us are and a lot of us will be impacted during these times. Just know that as the days pass, things will always get better. Let's all hope for the best so that we can once again return to the beach in flocks the fiddler crab in person (or to swim and...
  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...
  3. A Barren Tree In Naha Suburbia

    A Barren Tree In Naha Suburbia

    I noticed this tree at a park while trying to get a nice creative crop of Naha City with Ryu:X being a focal point but this tree ended up being in the way for that, and it was a little too hazy out in the distance for such a clear day to get a sharp focus. The tree, however, reminded me of the...
  4. Japan Airlines Boeing 767 Landing

    Japan Airlines Boeing 767 Landing

    On a beautiful sunny day in Okinawa, this photo of a Japan Airlines (JAL) with a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Livery paint scheme was taken on its approach to Naha International Airport. It was shot near the SENAGA Castle site which rests close to the Ryukyu Onsen Senagajima Hotel, at the peak of Senaga...
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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
  6. 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.
  7. Fuubi

    South Fuubi

    Fuubi is the only restaurant in Umikaji Terrace (Storefront #23)—a shopping center with various stores on Senaga Island in Tomigusuku City—which specializes in gluten-free meals that are not only healthy but delicious as well and also offers senbero. They add no flour to the noodles nor any...
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    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...
  9. Okinawa GOAT

    Okinawa GOAT

    A goat grazing a farmer's fields in Tomigusuku, Okinawa, along with the rest of what can only be assumed as his siblings—an eco-friendly alternative to plowing fields.
  10. Okinawa Peace Hall

    Okinawa Peace Hall

    Okinawa Peace Hall, one of the many monuments at Peace Memorial Park, in Itoman, Okinawa, taken right after sunset.
  11. 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...
  12. A Beach All To Yourself

    A Beach All To Yourself

    Go off the beaten path in Okinawa and you may just find a beach to enjoy all to yourself. Beware, though: you may just not have cell service there so you will totally be alone.
  13. David

    Shisa Nise-ishi Of Kogusuku

    You can throw a pebble in Okinawa and it will land almost anywhere with something to great to do, but, that's most likely a bar in most cases. However, the more I explore Okinawa and farther out of the city I go, the more I'm finding it to be true to run across dedicated historical sites or some...
  14. Ride The Bus In Okinawa

    Ride The Bus In Okinawa

    Ride the bus in Okinawa so its fate doesn't end up like this, and your pockets stay a little bit more padded getting around while out on the town.
  15. Senagajima Neko

    Senagajima Neko

    A cat of Senaga Island catching what little shade it could on a cold but sunny winter's day here in Okinawa.
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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...
  17. What Connects You?

    What Connects You?

    What connects you to other people in life?
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...