Writer: Emily Dickson

Oh yes, life in paradise is quite nice, especially when that paradise happens to be Okinawa, and you’re sitting under an umbrella with a cold Orion beer in one hand, and a laptop in the other. Writing and editing for Taiken? Best. Job. Ever.

Beach on Aka Island - Akajima

Escape from Reality on Okinawa’s Aka Island

On Aka Jima (Aka Island), all roads lead to the ocean. That is, if you can call them roads. Barely wide enough to accommodate one car, the three tiny lanes in the village of Aka all run parallel to the sea, and from every corner you can catch glimpses of that absolutely perfect ocean, with a color so distinct they had to give it a name — ‘Kerama Blue’.

5 Unique Arts and Crafts to Try in Okinawa

Once the Kingdom of the Ryukyus, a distinct local culture flourished, with strong influences from China, Indonesia, and other neighbors, who traded dyes, tools, and techniques. Many of these beautiful handicrafts survive today, so when in Okinawa, skip the mass produced souvenirs, and have fun making your own instead.

5 Fantastic Parks in Okinawa

Anyone who comes here with kids quickly realizes that Okinawa is pretty much one big playground. Parks, parks, everywhere! And they are HUGE! I’m talking ropeways, slides with vertical drops, trampolines, jungle gyms to climb up and through, ziplines, rock climbing, and the list goes on and on. And all completely free and open to the public!

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