Fuu Cafe

Natural organic cafe nestled on Sesoko Island

Fuu Cafe GardenAlthough not a patch on the pace of life on the mainland and back home, sometimes central Okinawa can get a bit overwhelming, the crush of 58 during rush hour and seemingly more and more concrete buildings every day. If this sounds familiar then taking a trip up North may be the answer, where the scenery rapidly changes and once you get past Nago the traffic eases off.

Nestled amongst the greenery on the tiny island of Sesoko with a population of only around 900 people is the delightful Fuu Cafe. It prides itself on it’s natural organic ingredients used in the menu with many items coming directly from the garden next to the cafe. It’s simply decorated inside with lots of wood, a veranda outside and a large garden with parasols and a children’s play area.

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Quick Trip: Kyoto

Japan’s old capital city merges urban modernity and traditional beauty

GeishaTraveling from Okinawa to Kyoto has become more affordabe than ever, thanks to Peach Airlines. You can easily find round trip tickets to Kansai Airport in Osaka, the closest international airport to Osaka, for less than ¥10,000. Sign up for their email alerts, and you’ll find that prices can dip as low as ¥2,000, one-way.

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Kramp Coffee

Kramp Coffee StaffEnjoy coffee and more in a relaxed setting in Awase.

When life gets busy, sometimes it’s important to set aside time to disengage and re-center. Finding calm amid the chaos of working daily, raising children and pursuing our goals is certainly no easy task, but having the right atmosphere and good vibes can certainly be a good start. Kramp Coffee store in Awase is one of the few places in Okinawa that can be said to have both of these features, in addition to great food and excellent service.

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Okinawa Life Coaching

Okinawa Life Coaching private and confidential life coaching to help with many of life's challenges. They have monthly plans available as well as an interpreter for Japanese speakers. View the cards below for more info or visit their website using the buttons below.

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C&C Moving

C&C Moving LogoC&C Okinawa Moving company offers a complete moving service, whether it's a full home move or single pieces of furniture move and delivery. They can also recycle unwanted furniture. Check out their website for full details of their services.

They're a licensed removal company and offer free quotes as well as coverage across the whole island. Click the website button below for more info and to contact them via email.

Tel: (080) 4867-2735 OR (080) 3224-1563

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April 2014 Dive Report

Okinawa SealifeThe weather is warming up and the dive season in Okinawa is about to get into full swing. It’s time to clean the dust off that dive gear and get back in the water. For those of us that have been braving the chilly winter waters of Okinawa it’s time to put those hoods and thick wetsuits away and dig those shorties and rash guards out of the dive locker. As the water warms up the crowds will be flocking back to the most popular spots on Okinawa. Remember that if you have taken a few months off from diving, to take it slow, or better yet contact one of the pros at Reef Encounters to schedule a refresher course to make sure you can plan those dives correctly and still recall all those emergency procedures. For those divers switching to summer weight wetsuits remember to adjust those weights belts accordingly.

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Ryukyu Glass Craft Factory

Ryukyu Glass MuralsAdmire gorgeous glass and make your own piece you can take home!

Ryukyu glass making is a relatively new Okinawan craft compared to bingata dying and ceramics. Around the start of the 20th century, Okinawan craftsmen began making practical, colorless glass items for everyday functions, like oil vessels and fly catchers.

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How Sweet! Candy in Okinawa

How Sweet! Candy in Okinawa Magazine Article

Once February and March roll around, we tend to forget all those rigid resolutions we set for ourselves in January, and start getting realistic. Hey, we’re all for good nutrition, but sometimes you just have to splurge. What better way to indulge yourself than trying a sweet that’s distinctly Okinawan? Whether for Valentine’s Day, White Day, or “just because”, we think these Okinawan candies will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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360 Grille

360 Grille Chatan SignEnjoy vistas of Okinawa as you eat–kangaroo?

360 Grille InteriorSitting eight floors up, where Blueberry Café once was, 360 Grille has an unparalleled atmosphere. It’s circular layout guarantees almost every seat a panoramic view of Okinawa. In addition to it’s prime location, other aspects prove that no detail has been overlooked. Servers punch orders into tablets, and communicate via headsets. They’re also attentive—no long waits for food each time I went. Plus, doorbells on tables ensured we could easily get our server’s attention if needed. Flat screens playing nature shows line interior walls, and music playing throughout the restaurant adds to the modern vibe, too.

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Humpbacks & Hammerheads Are Here – February 2014 Dive Report

Hammerhead SharkFebruary brings the giants of the Pacific into Okinawan waters. Humpback whale season is in full swing with mothers and calves frolicking in the waters of the Keramas and surrounding islands of Okinawa. These gentle giants will be gracing our waters for the next two months as the mothers come to the Keramas’ warm waters to give birth and have the calves fatten up before heading back to cooler waters north of mainland Japan and beyond.

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