Explore the Temples and Shrines of the Ueno Fusion District

Japan is full of rich, historic culture as well as it is a vision of the future. If you are someone who can’t wait to see both sides of Japanese culture you can see both sides in a full day just by walking around a particular area. Ueno, rightly known as the fusion district harmoniously…

Can You Believe There Is An Okinawan Wine Made from Venomous Snakes?

Unless you have a knack for all things dangerous, bizarre or weird, you’ll most likely find this popular alcohol beverage from Okinawa (沖縄) pretty scary. After all, who in their right minds would intentionally breed poisonous snakes only to gut them out and preserve them for weeks just so their venom can be mixed with…

100 Things to Do in Okinawa, the Beach Island Paradise of Japan, in 2019

Okinawa is a gorgeous collection of islands around 400 miles south of mainland Japan. It boasts sandy white beaches, glamorous hotel resorts, and fun activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming with marine animals. It is also home to several sightseeing spots such as gardens and castles, making the group of islands a worthwhile visit…

12 Hotels on Okinawa, Miyako, Ishigaki, and Iriomote Islands for a Perfect Stay in 2019

Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, is a group of tropical islands that are popular as summer vacation destinations. They boast excellent activities such as snorkelling, diving, and surfing, and visiting lovely local places such as Fukushu-en and Shikina-en Gardens, the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, and Nakagusuku Castle. Okinawa is famous for beautiful beaches,…

30 Hotels in Okinawa for a Luxury Stay in Japan’s Island Paradise in 2019!

Okinawa (沖縄) is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and a group of tropical islands which are popular destinations for vacationers. With a unique culture and cuisine as well as stunning views of beaches, the sea, the sky and more, it remains a great group of islands to snorkel, hang glide, swim, and sunbathe as well…

17 Affordable and Relaxing Hotels in Gorgeous Okinawa for a Perfect Stay in 2019!

With secluded islands, transparent waters, friendly locals, and glorious beaches, it’s no surprise that Okinawa is hugely popular among both Japanese people and international visitors. Okinawa is a prefecture in the south of Japan which consists of several large islands and many smaller ones. The popularity of Okinawa can be attributed to its warm climate…
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O-souji: The Big Year End Cleaning Ritual

While it is the time of the year for preparing Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties in many countries, in Japan things are a little different. It is the time when people return to their hometown to enjoy a few days together with their families. However, the lack of parties does not mean Japanese people…

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…

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…