Okinawa Articles

Okinawa's most delicious treat!

Japan is famous for having its own particular food for each of its 47 prefectures.  Some foods are well known and served all across Japan; others are prefecture specific and only available there. This makes visiting each prefecture even more exciting, as you g

Taketomi - where time seems to magically slow down

Japan's most southern islands, the Yaeyama islands, are a popular travel destination for vacation hungry locals, as well as international visitors. And their popularity is easily explained: seemingly endless sandy beaches, crystal clear water, sunshine, lush f

Okinawa's coffee paradise

When you think of Okinawa, you think of endless sandy beaches, crystal clear water, summer, sunshine and island spirit. But did you know that there is a hidden paradise within the paradise? A paradise for coffee lovers? A place where you can smell the divine s

10 Okinawan Souvenirs So Good You'll Want to Shop Online to Get Your Stash

When an Okinawan friend sends love, it comes in the form of one or more (or all, if you're extremely lucky) of these ten local favorites. Our family visited Okinawa about a year and a half ago where we savored these treats locally. Our trip was long past, and

Okinawa, is the gratest place of Japan?

Do you remember Japan? The cradle of spirituality, peace and, in turn, the nerve center of the frenzied world, of coming and going and technology. A delicious contrast. However, these great features, which design the Japanese philosophy, have secretly left the

Okinawa 5-day-tour Itinerary

A five-day tour is recommended for your first trip to Okinawa. However, much of your time will probably be spent traveling from one place to another since Okinawa’s public transport is not very convenient. There is the monorail train in Naha, though you can al

The First Impression of Okinawa

Okinawa is the southernmost island in Japan, consisting of the main Okinawa Island, Miyako Islands, and Yaeyama Islands. It is closer to Taiwan than it is to the Japan mainland. Miyako Islands|Photo by Masaki Shiina via Flickr Unlike Tokyo and Osaka, Okinawa i


Escape to Okinawa's Yaeyama Islands

Closer to Taiwan than to Tokyo, Okinawa's Yaeyama Islands have a tropical rainforest climate, a wealth of natural beauty, and a laid-back island culture that draws inspiration from China as well as Japan. Boat Tours are Popular at Kabira Bay -- Photo from Fli