Stay in These 2 Hotels for a Dream Beach Holiday in Okinawa!

As winter is getting nearer, the weather in the northern part of Japan usually starts to become very cold. Some people may flock to a place where they can indulge in a winter adventure while others will want to go the opposite way. There is a place in Japan you can go in order to…

3 Gusuku Castles in Naha, Okinawa to Embrace the Sacred History of Japan

The term ‘Gusuku’ refers to castles, fortresses and sacred places of Ryukyu islands of Japan. Ryukyu islands are the chain of islands extending from Kyushu to Taiwan. The largest of these islands is Okinawa. These islands were previously part of the Ryukyu kingdom. The architecture here is slightly different from the mainland`s. There are many…

Okinawa Kodomo no Kuni: The Amazing Zoo and Museum

In the southernmost part of Japan, lies a beautiful prefecture known as Okinawa. The island is largely composed of corals and rainwater running through the land which has provided it with lots of caves. The region has an abundant flora and fauna. The climate is perfect for the animals and plants to dwell in. As…

Discover Okinawa: Souvenirs and Memories

Okinawa is an unforgettable place for sure, but you will still want some physical reminders of the great time you’ve had there! What are the best souvenirs to bring back home along with the precious memories? Street Toys and Trinkets Kokusai Dori and Makishi Public Market (牧志公設市場) are packed with souvenir stores, and each of…

Discover Okinawa: Aboriginal Culture and Attractions

The 160 or so islands of Okinawa hold 39 designated national historic sites, of which 9 are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The two most accessible from Naha are the Shuri Castle, and Seifa-Utaki (斎場御嶽), a religious ground. UNESCO World Heritage Sites en.wikipedia.org/ Shuri Castle was the residence of the Ryukyu king who unified the kingdom,…

Discover Okinawa: Island Life

In the previous article Discover Okinawa: Food and Drinks you had a chance to get familiar with the original foods and drinks of Okinawa. But there is a lot more that makes Okinawa stand out above all the other Japanese regions, and the lifestyle is one of them! Transport okerazz.sakura.ne.jp/ The adorable monorail that runs…

Discover Okinawa: Food and Drinks

Okinawa is the southernmost island of Japan and is a prefecture with unique culture and traditions, much different from the mainland. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this region so special! Food Okinawan food is a mixture of Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese and some East Asian cuisines. Soki soba(ソーキそば), stewed pork rib with noodles,…

Yonaguni Jima – A mysterious Japanese underwater city

Near the Ryukyu islands, 120km east of Taiwan, lies underwater mystery that has puzzled scientists for almost three decades. The taken pictures look amazing and many questions arise immediately. Japanese Atlantis? Discovered coincidentally in 1986, a Japanese version of an Atlantis can be found in the ocean. Explanations vary from a sunken city, or as…

Time for Scuba Diving and Watching Mantas in Hoshinoya, Okinawa!

People have always been fascinated by manta rays. In Taketomi Island in Okinawa, if you stay in Hoshinoya Resort, you can see Mantas all year round since the climate there is semi-tropical and the waters are warm all year round. Divers go to this southernmost part of Japan to scuba dive with the mantas. global.hoshinoresort.com/…

3 Hotels in Okinawa Near the Beach!

Going to Ishigaki Island for some warm and amazing holidays? Struggling to find the right place to stay? We believe that finding the best hotel can impact your holiday experience greatly and positively so here are three hotels which we believe are perfect for your holiday! 1. Ishigaki Seaside Hotel This hotel seems perfect as…