East Asian Mythology: SHISA of Okinawa-the Stone Guardians of Japan

Off the shores of Kyushu (the third largest island of Japan), there are a number of volcanic islands flowing south-west towards Taiwan. These are named the Ryukyu Islands, also known as the Nansei Islands. In the center of this volcanic island chain is where Okinawa, the biggest of the Ryukyu Islands, can be located. It…

Going to Japan’s Ishigaki Island? Consider Staying at This Gorgeous Hotel!

Ishigaki is one of the islands of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture and what many call a tropical paradise. It is packed with great things to do and many people from mainland cities flock here during their holidays to throw off the stress of the city and relax in the sun for a few days. Many…

5 Great Things to Do in The Stunning City of Nanjo, Okinawa in 2018!

Unlike the rest of Japan, Okinawa has different seasonal temperatures, with winter being blissfully cool on bright sunny days. Its weather makes it ideal to visit the island all year round. But why not avoid the more touristy spots and get down to a hidden gem of an area not too far from Naha Airport?…

6 Things to Do on the Beautiful Hateruma Island in Okinawa

Okinawa is a beautiful group of Japanese tropical islands close to Taiwan, perfect for those looking to escape the winter cold and relax in warmer weather. With gorgeous white sand beaches, delicious food, and plenty of things to do, Okinawa is a very popular destination for vacationers and those looking to discover the unique culture…

This Gorgeous Limestone Cave on Japan’s Ishigaki Island Is a Must-Visit!

Ishigaki Island is a gorgeous tropical paradise, geographically close to Taiwan but counting as one of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, Japan. It is less crowded and busy but warmer than Okinawa’s main island, and is loved for its tropical climate, delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, friendly locals, and the huge amount of things to…

Check Out this Restaurant in Ishigaki to Try Delicious Premium Quality Beef

Ishigaki is the westernmost island of Okinawa prefecture, loved for its tropical weather, white sand beaches, friendly people, and delicious food. There are many wonderful things to do on this island that attracts thousands of tourists each year and keeps the locals living there their whole lives. As well as gorgeous beaches and resorts, Ishigaki…

Vegan Food in Okinawa: 3 Must-Visit Restaurants!

Okinawa is renowned for having a unique culture that’s distinct from Mainland Japan, and that includes their food. Luckily for plant-based travelers, lots of Okinawa’s famous ingredients are vegan-friendly, from vibrant purple sweet potatoes (紅芋) and goya (bitter melon) to jimami (peanut) tofu and mozuku seaweed. Here are three fantastic restaurants on Okinawa’s main island…

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Okinawa Your Winter Getaway!

Before I came to Japan, I had only vaguely heard of Okinawa. In fact, I’d heard of it because it was featured in the first Kill Bill movie. And when I came to live in Japan, I definitely didn’t think I would be in a country which holds tropical beaches and Hawaii-like weather. I assumed…

Calling All Craft Beer Lovers! Here Are 3 Bars in Okinawa You Have to Visit

When you think of Okinawa and beer, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Orion Beer. This is unsurprising, as they pretty much dominate the beer market here. However, there are a number of other breweries in Okinawa, and if you’re a fan of craft beer, it’s definitely worth checking them out. Here…
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