southern okinawa

  1. David

    Monument Tobi-asato First Flight Monument

    After a tip from @Rob Oechsle about a staircase possibly longer than the Stairway to Heaven, I plugged the GPS coordinates into my map. Lo and behold, it was only about a 15-minute drive from home, so there was no reason not to check it out. It's not hard to miss driving in from any direction...
  2. David

    Park Yamashita First Cave Site Park

    While it's only 900 square meters in size, and only two dedicated parking spaces, as if they'll ever be occupied at once, it does offer some activities for both kids and adults to enjoy. Adults can murder their feet on this foot massage course. Once that's done, get some pullups in. And...
  3. David

    Historical Landmark Yamashita-cho Cave 1

    Yamashita-cho Cave 1, located in Naha City, is the oldest site on Okinawa dating back to the prehistoric stone age at being 32,000, years old. This is a goldmine for those aspiring anthropologists in Okinawa, or those just studying anthropology to have a connection to such an old site while...
  4. Tomiton

    South Tomiton

    Tomiton, also known as the Toyosaki Lifestyle Center, is an indoor mall in Tomigusuku, Okinawa. The shopping center offers a wide variety of specialty shops, restaurants, food and drink vendors and even fast-food options on the first floor of the main building. In addition to that, the center of...
  5. David

    Historical Landmark Tomori Large Stone Lion

    One of the most iconic photos taken during the Battle of Okinawa is of soldiers huddled behind the Tomori Large Stone Lion observing the hillsides and cliffs ahead through their binoculars. The Tomori Lion is located in the Tomori District of Yaese, Okinawa, an area of southern Okinawa. The...
  6. AEON Oroku Naha

    Naha AEON Oroku Naha

    AEON Oroku Naha is a 3-story shopping mall with 4 additional floors and a designated outdoor area for car parking. In addition, its second floor is directly connected to Yui Rail's monorail Oroku Station. The first floor offers a variety of cosmetics; designer wear; jewelry stores; a...
  7. Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019

    News Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019

    Seven-Eleven Japan Co. previously stated that they would be entering Okinawa Prefecture with their first Okinawa Seven-Eleven convenience store located in the parking lot of Sun Plaza in Itoman City due in part to a joint venture with Kanahide. Since then, there has been a shift of plans and...
  8. David

    Attraction Naha Airport Flight Route

    For those traveling to Senaga Island to visit the natural onsen, to stay at the Ryukyu Onsen Senagajima Hotel, or to shop around at the many shops Umikaji Terrace has to offer, the Naha Flight Route is a popular stop for tourists to quickly make. From many different angles, you can see a lot...
  9. David

    Attraction Ryuchu Dragon Monument Pillars

    If you happen to take Route 58 back from Naha Airport—the roadway that leads through an underwater tunnel—as opposed to Route 332 (which eventually turns back into Route 58), you can't help but not notice the two towering Ryuchu dragon monument pillars that are at the corner of the first 4-way...
  10. Red Lobster – Kokusai Street

    Naha Red Lobster – Kokusai Street

    Red Lobster employs three important qualities: The quality of the food served, the value in which they provide, and more importantly, the customer satisfaction provided. In order to fulfill the mission of quality foods served, two shipments of fresh lobster caught in Canadian waters arrive each...
  11. Owl Adventure Park

    Naha Owl Adventure Park

    Owl Adventure Park, located just off Kokusai Street down the covered street next to Don Quijote and in the vicinity of the Makishi Public Market, offers more than just an experience with over 20 different owls. They also have other birds, to include ducks; reptiles such as snakes, lizards, and...
  12. 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...
  13. Rob Oechsle

    Scenic Spot Kogusuku Observatory in Yaese

    For those who have that insatiable need to spy out your domain, while looking over all that you rule, here's another fine LOOK-OUT TOWER (one of many all over the island) that lets you see southern Okinawa for miles around. The 20-year-old "Seibu Plaza Tembodai" --or, the "Kogusuku Observatory"...
  14. PARCO CITY

    South PARCO CITY

    PARCO CITY is a mall located in Urasoe, Okinawa that offers a variety of different products and services. Some products range from fashion, to include ladies', men's, and kid's; sportswear; other fashion accessories; interior design stores; hobby stores; cosmetics; and the sales of home...
  15. United Cinemas

    South United Cinemas

    United Cinemas is located within Urasoe's PARCO CITY and is the only movie theater on Okinawa that offers a 4DX, IMAX and IMAX with lasers, and ScreenX (a 3-screen 270 degree viewing angle) experience. They offer international movies in their native language with Japanese subtitles (look for: 字)...
  16. Cinema Palette

    Naha Cinema Palette

    Cinemas Palette is located on the top floor of Palette Kumoji (Ryubo Department Store), located on the most southwardly end of Kokusai Street, in Naha City. It offers international movies in their native language with Japanese subtitles (look for: 字) as well as Japanese produced movies and...
  17. David

    Historical Landmark Child Treasure Rock on Senaga Island in Tomigusuku

    Expecting a baby, or hoping to, soon? And hopeful for that precious baby boy or baby girl? Try out Child Treasure Rock to see if your dream becomes a reality. Child Treasure Rock is located just off the shoreline on the far side of Senaga Island, an island connected by a bridge, in Tomigusuku...
  18. Jim Beam Summer Fes 2019 — Free Entrance!

    News Jim Beam Summer Fes 2019 — Free Entrance!

    Jim Beam Summer Fes 2019, held across 8 cities in Japan, will be coming to Naha on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30. There will be Jim Beam highballs served up as well as live entertainment from various performers and a variety of different food options from food trucks on site...
  19. Pineapple House

    Naha Pineapple House

    Pineapple House in Naha offers most of the same products that Pineapple Park has to offer in its gift shop, less the experience. They sell items all things pineapple to include cakes, juices, wines, fresh pineapples, and even toys. Most products can even be taste tested, including the fresh...
  20. Waku Waku Kidsland

    Naha Waku Waku Kidsland

    Waku Waku Kidsland is an amazing place that you can take your children to play indoors on a rainy day or to escape the sun or to even tire them out, while in Naha. It features a dedicated play area for babies and an indoor playground. The indoor playground is equipped with a large ball pit that...
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