Area: Okinawa (Page3)
Okinawa is officially part of the 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 activity.
The tropical island of Miyako in the Okinawan prefecture offers all kinds of sights and cultural heritage. As you drive down south along the coast of Miyako island, tall castle-like houses rise like in a fairy tale scenery. You have reached the German Culture Village in Ueno, Miyako City (うえのドイツ文化村).
April 26, 2016
It is usual to enjoy the easy to use music in your car through FM, music players or other modern technological means. But isn’t it really surprising and amazing if you could enjoy music played by a road. And there is such a road in Japan also. Futami is a small town of Nago city in Okinawa.
April 16, 2016
Okinawa is known for its tropical beaches, the rich Ryukyu culture and its lush jungle forests. With an island that offers so much culture, nature and sightseeing, a lot of visitors come and see Okinawa. Many rent cars or take the local buses to reach the famous sights. The island does not have a subway so I have always gotten around by car or bus. But there is actually an alternative to the bus if you shop, sight-see or run errands in Naha.
April 15, 2016
Murasaki Mura is a replication of a traditional Ryukyu period village. Originally built in 1992 as a set for TV drama “Ryukyu No Kaze” (wind of the Ryukyu’s in English), it’s now a popular tourist spot, dealing in life back in the Ryukyu period, and a place to try your hand at a plethora of traditional crafts.
March 2, 2016
There are a lot of discount websites, and travel agencies to choose from, but I like expedia.com because it’s easy to navigate, you can compare packages for every budget, search by star rating, guest rating, lowest price first, most popular, etc.
February 23, 2016
Sakurazaka Asylum is an annual festival showcasing music, art and culture in Okinawa, Naha. This year, it will be held on 13-14 February.
February 12, 2016
Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, lies southwest off the coast of Kyushu prefecture. It’s classed as sub-tropical, which means hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. Snow is pretty much the last thing you’d expect of such a region.
February 9, 2016
Okinawa blooms earlier than the rest of Japan. Nago, an area in the north of Okinawa, is often one of the first places they spring. Annually, you can catch the Nago Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Festival, which is exactly what I did this year. Let me tell you all about it.
February 3, 2016
Okinawa enjoys the first peek of cherry blossoms in Japan. The blooming of cherry blossoms signifies the advent of spring. Okinawa, the most southern prefecture of Japan, experiences a much milder winter compared to mainland and welcomes a much earlier spring.
January 19, 2016
I live on Okinawa and the temperatures at Christmas and New Years are quite nice. We do not have snow here but Okinawa joins the world in decorating festive during this season. So if you are up to a quick holiday trip into the warm south but still don't want to miss out on your Christmas' and New Year's traditions, you might like visiting these hotels around the island!
January 5, 2016
What makes this paradise heat so intense? It's the humidity. It weighs on you and lingers, even when the sun is down. The heat is always present. But the Okinawans and everyone who lives on this beautiful island have learned to live with it, to survive it and even enjoy it. If you plan a trip to Okinawa or plan on moving out here, here are some tips for you on how to deal with the heat.
November 4, 2015
During my vacation in Okinawa, I visited Ufuya, one of the most intriguing restaurants I have ever been to. Ufuya is in the middle of nowhere as it does require quite a drive to get to, but the huge parking lot and the restaurant itself is always full of cars and tour buses.
October 14, 2015
Okinawa main island inhabits around 1,3 million people and has lots of smaller islands nearby. Okinawa is around 640km south from Japan main island, more close to Taiwan actually. In my post, I share a few reasons why I think Okinawa is a place worth visiting.
September 30, 2015