1. David

    Fun Stairs for Birds?

    This came across my desk late this evening. Stairs for birds to get in and out of drainpipes, pictured below, and found around Cape Hedo. Now, you might wonder why birds need stairs. Well, it's because they're built for the Yanbaru kuina—also known as the Okinawa rail. But, you may still also...
  2. 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...
  3. David

    Park Stairway to Heaven

    The Stairway to Heaven is in Chatan, Okinawa. It can easily be located as it's right outside Camp Foster's Firehouse Gate (Gate 3). It leads directly up 268 steps to the outer perimeter of Plaza Housing and is a grueling leg workout. From the base, it doesn't look that tough. However, the steps...
  4. Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven

    Adventure Two Alternatives to the Stairway to Heaven

    While there's no true replacement for those fitness freaks on Okinawa missing their dose of the approximate 260 grueling steps to the top of the Stairway to Heaven, here are two alternatives that you might enjoy until its reopening, rumored to be sometime in March of 2019, or anytime after for...