Summer is in full swing here on Okinawa and the diving is awesome. If you’re not certified yet what are you waiting for? Now’s the perfect time to join a class and get certified in the warm waters of Okinawa. If you are already certified it’s time to get out and enjoy some diving. Summer is the perfect time to explore the many dive sites around Okinawa. The wide diversity of both shore and boat dive sites around Okinawa are unmatched anywhere in the world.
It’s a bar, a pizza buffet, and a salad bar, but how does it measure up?
Shakey’s, like A&W, today seems to enjoy much more success and popularity with its overseas restaurants than in its original, competitive American market.
The restaurant is primarily a pizza buffet of the thin (but not crispy) crust variety. Pasta, other sides, and drinks are also included in the cost, which is just over ¥1,000 per adult. Continue Reading…
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Despite having 66 tables, Hamazushi on 58 gets crowded fast, and you have to get there even before they open at 11 or else wait a while for a table. Hamazushi, the newest sushi-go-round restaurant in Chatan, is extremely popular, and here’s why: it’s a great value, there are lots of menu items to choose from, and it caters to both Japanese- and English-speaking customers. Knowing a few tips will make your first experience go smoothly.
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After several recommendations from friends, we decided to check out Nepal Spice Kitchen – Kasthamandap Curry House at its Chatan location, to see what the fuss was about. There’s also a location in Urasoe. Just a block from Camp Foster’s commissary gate, Kasthamandap houses about nine tables covered with bright tapestries, and is decorated with murals, chandaliers, and punched metal wall hangings. Continue Reading…
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Summer is finally here! The rainy season will be wrapping up by mid-June and then we get into the calm seas and warm waters of summer, the perfect time to get certified or add to those dive numbers. Reef Encounters Dive Center is here to help you out with both of those issues. Our team of instructors has expanded and we are now offering instruction in English, Japanese and Chinese along with a few more languages coming soon. Continue Reading…
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Thinking of a trip out of Okinawa? We’ve rounded up the latest travel news and tips.
Now that the new international terminal is open, flying internationally from Naha is now a much more pleasant experience. There’s also a wider choice than ever, with more low cost airlines including Vanilla Air and for the first time low cost airline international flights (Peach Air serving Taipei from Naha). Continue Reading…
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If you’re committed to eating healthily while in Okinawa or maybe that New Years’ resolution is still holding firm, then finding good quality food with known ingredients can be something of a challenge in Okinawa. There’s a lot of tasty food on the island, but knowing what you are eating and making informed decisions can be hard.
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Springtime in Okinawa provides plenty of temperate weather, perfect for getting outside and exploring. The northern side of Okinawa offers much to see and do, from outdoor parks to cute cafés and restaurants. Check out our list of favorite places to visit on the northside, including must-see tourist spots and off-the-beaten-path places to tell your friends about.
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Natural organic cafe nestled on Sesoko Island
Although 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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Japan’s old capital city merges urban modernity and traditional beauty
Traveling 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.