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The Japanese café chain Climax Coffee has been serving Okinawa since 2007, and with its focus on atmosphere and customer satisfaction, it’s no wonder that more shops are cropping up on island, including American Village.
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The Pour House Bar & Grill is the kind of bar you instantly feel at home the minute you walk through the door. It could be the friendly staff or maybe it's the oak casks sitting on the bar or the smell of freshly cooked favorites wafting from the kitchen. Whatever it is, it's a venue both to kick back with an afternoon beer close to Araha beach or live it up at one of their regular band nights or events.
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Just because it’s winter in Okinawa, doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy all the festivals and year-end celebrations! Here are a few things happening on island this week:
If you love nature and haven’t yet been to the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park, now’s your chance to go. The Center is featuring a Hawaiian hibiscus exhibition, through January 13. Take in the beautiful sights and smells, and get some pretty photos, too. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Adult tickets are ¥670, and children are ¥340.
Also at Expo Park is one of many Illuminations happening on island—see thousands of Christmas lights adorning the park in the Expo Park Winter Fantasy, happening 6 to 9 pm every evening through January 13. Admission is free.
And, don’t miss out on the reenactment of the traditional Royal New Year ceremony at Shurijo CCastle, happening on January 1 and 2 from 10 am to 11:50 pm. The ceremonies present the Ryukyu king and queen, and this year will exhibit live traditional music performances. Photo sessions with the king and queen, and jasmine tea will also be available. Admission to Shurijo castle is ¥800 for adults, and range from ¥300 to ¥600 for kids older than six. Children six and under are free.
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Finding it hard to get in the Christmas spirit on this subtropical island? Do you miss driving around neighborhoods to look at the different houses decorated with Christmas lights? Then be sure to visit the Itoman Peaceful Illumination festival, happening at Peace Memorial Park in Itoman. Thousands of lights adorn the park in all sorts of shapes and colors. It starts this Friday, December 14, and runs through January 3. Open from 6:30 to 10 pm. Admission is free.
Get outside and enjoy the beautiful flowers at the Hibiscus Festival also starts this Friday, December 14, at Iejima Hibiscus Park, in the Ie Country Club. The festival runs from December 14-23, and is open from 8 to 5 pm . Admission is free.
And, if you like listening to Japanese drums, don’t miss the free Wadaiko Fureai Festival on Sunday, featuring Japanese drum and dance performances. The festival takes place at the Yomitan Culture Center in Otori Hall, and starts at 5 pm. While the concert is free, attendants need to register at the event at get a numbered ticket.
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Capricciosa is a Japanese Italian restaurant chain with over 130 locations across Japan. They've had a location in American Village next to the multiplex cinema for as long as we can remember. It's the perfect stop for a meal before the cinema if you fancy something different from the Tony Roma's that is next door.
The good (or bad) thing depending on how you look at it is that they serve a steady menu of good sized portions of Japanese Italian food which rarely changes. That way if you find a favorite item on the menu it's probably still going to be there when you go back again a month or two later!
The menus is pretty extensive, so you're unlikely to get bored. If you're feeling healthy there are several good salads in decent portions like the Caesar salad and also the smoked salmon salad. They also have some tempting appetizers including deep fried calamari and if you're feeling adventurous escargots in garlic butter sauce.
For main courses they have a wide variety of pasta, pizza and also a couple of meat choices. There are traditional Italian favorites such as carbonara but also more Japanese influenced Italian fare with several pasta dishes featuring fish including spaghetti with crab, spaghetti with clams in broth and spaghetti with calamari and onion in a squid ink sauce. There are around 4-5 other types of pasta dishes but more of the pasta here is spaghetti with accompanying sauces and ingredients.
Capricciosa is reasonable priced with most pasta dishes around 1000 yen although if you're feeling truly hungry you can double size your pasta!
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If you're looking for a place to celebrate the party season with work colleagues or friends, check out the special packages from Bovino's Brazilian BBQ below: