Okinawa is officially part of Kyushu area, but it deserves a section of its own. It is the southernmost prefecture of Japan, and is known for having a unique culture and history. The area is famous for its beautiful coral reefs, and scuba diving is a popular attraction.
The fortress was built in a style unique to the island known as Gusuku, incorporating Chinese design with local characteristics and materials. These Gusuku were built across the island between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th, in response to both internal island conflict and threats from across the seas.
October 23, 2017
The Peace Memorial Park Itoman is a must visit when you come to this beautiful island and it will not disappoint.
September 23, 2017
Kawaii is a measure of cute, and Nago Pineapple Park has it in spades.
July 28, 2017
Kakazu is such a famous historic battle ground, that regularly tour groups visit and explore the area. The extremely steep hills of the area were defended by the Japanese troops during the war.
July 8, 2017
My life here in Okinawa has improved so much since. Every Saturday I join their free conversational Japanese class that is held at the local Oki-koku-dai College.
June 16, 2017
And when it is time to leave, you realize that you didn't really have time to relax or took advantage of the hotel pool.
June 10, 2017
Here, the legend claims, a goddess, in some versions she is called an angel, came down from the heavens to bathe. She took off her celestial robe, (hagoromo) and...
May 16, 2017
Simply put, it’s ground taco meat, lettuce, and salsa nestled atop a bed of rice. However, different places offer different varieties, often adding cheese, avocado, guacamole, and even the classic Japanese favourite, the teriyaki chicken!
November 25, 2016
I could write a book on all the great places to eat out at over here but let’s keep it simple for now, I have chosen 4 hot spots you just have to try when you come to the one and only Okinawa.
September 27, 2016
I knew Japanese were very interested in Europe but I wasn’t sure if I could fill a whole evening with things to talk about Germany- in Japanese! But I agreed. The weeks flew by and I started preparing for the event. I was confronted with questions like: What is typically German? What is your culture like?
August 31, 2016
Cape Hedo is the Northernmost point of Okinawa, Japans Southernmost prefecture. It resides in the village of Kunigami Village, and overlooks both the South China sea to the West, and the Pacific ocean to the East. It’s a great vantage point for being where these two bodies of water collide in a harmony of azures and beryl.
August 4, 2016