Iriomote Island ( Iriomotejima ) – Okinawa

Iriomote Island ( Iriomotejima ) – Okinawa

Iriomote Island is the second largest island next to the main island of Okinawa.The subtropical forest stands 90% of the island, and rare animals and plants, including Iriomote cat, are inhabited.It is about 40 minutes to Iriomotejima by a further…

Miyako Island (Miyako-jima) – Okinawa

Miyako Island (Miyako-jima) – Okinawa

Miyakojima is an island that belongs to Okinawa Prefecture and features a warm climate to the extent there is a day to spend with T – shirts even in December.The sea which shines woven with the vegetation peculiar to subtropics…

Shuri Castle – Okinawa

Shuri Castle – Okinawa

Before the Second world war, Shuri castle was designated as a national treasure, including the main hall built in the 1700s, but all the Gusuku buildings were burned down by the war. After that Shuri castle was restored as a…

Sata Andagi (Okinawan Donuts) – Okinawa

Sata Andagi (Okinawan Donuts) – Okinawa

Sata Andagi is a type of fried confectionery in Okinawa Prefecture. As its name suggests is a spherical fried donut using sugar dough.In Shuri dialect, SATA means sugar called SATO in Japanese, ANDAGI means “fried in oil”. SATA-ANDAGI is regarded…

Goya Champloo – Okinawa

Goya Champloo – Okinawa

“Champloo” is a dialect of Okinawa, meaning “to mix”, it is a dish which stir-fried tofu and various ingredients. Goya is said to be “the king of summer vegetables”, and the goya contains a lot of vitamins. It is said…

Sokisoba – Okinawa

Sokisoba – Okinawa

Braised with pig bone, soup combined with bonito is a good taste. Noodles made from wheat flour have better elasticity than udon and you can enjoy the texture.  It is characterized by spare ribs on top of noodles. Relux Okinawa,…

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

You can see multiple whale sharks in captivity at one of the world’s largest aquariums“Churaumi” means “clear, beautiful seas” in the Okinawa language. Under the catch phrase “The Mysteries of Okinawa in Living Color,” Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium opened its doors…

Katsuren Castle Ruins – Okinawa

Katsuren Castle Ruins – Okinawa

Registered as a World Heritage Site in 2000Katsuren Castle Ruins is the oldest among castles in Okinawa, and it is said to be around the 12th century.  This Castle is said to be an impregnable castle using natural cliffs, but…

Yonaguni island – Okinawa

Yonaguni island – Okinawa

Beautiful island with untouched nature leftYonaguni island is located approximately between Ishigaki island and Taiwan and is located in the westernmost west end of Japan. There are 100 meters of quay walls vertically falling into the ocean and there is…

Cape Manzamo – Okinawa

Cape Manzamo – Okinawa

Transparency is higher enough to see rocks in the ocean Cape Manzamo is a spectacular sightseeing spot representing Okinawa famous for its beautiful blue sea and sky, and the bright green of land.Speaking of Cape Manzamo, rocks shaped like elephants’…

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