Just how important is rice in Japanese restaurants? Considering that most restaurants have replaced their hamburger buns with rice, well, I would say it’s pretty darn important. I mean what’s next? Continental breakfast rice bowls? Doesn’t sound very appealing but...
When roads can only take you so far and the point of interests are limited by the land mass of this tiny island, you’re bound to face off with the open seas. Allow me to be your guide to some of the open sea adventures Okinawa has to offer!
The January 2021 Total Okinawa magazine is out now! The Uminchu Captain – Face the Okinawan seas with the wind in your sails. Allow me to be your guide to some of the open sea adventures Okinawa has to offer! #Totalokinawa
Stylish and upmarket, this vegan restaurant showcases the very best of local, organic, plant-based cuisine just off Kokusai Dori in Naha, the perfect blend of sophisticated and ethical dining, with friendly staff and a welcoming vibe. #Vegan #Okinawa
Ie Island is a thirty minute ferry ride from Motobu and makes a great day trip. It’s best known for Mount Gusuku, a 172m climb with spectacular views from the summit. #Ieisland #Okinawaislands #Totalokinawa
Marino’s is highly recommended for some good fast Italian food. The gorgonzola in particular is magnifico! Their cream based pastas are served by the noodles being heated and rolled around the insides of a halved carved giant cheese wheel! #Marinos #Uruma
Ootoya is a Japanese style restaurant that serves a variety of different Bento-like meals in a more indoor dining atmosphere. All the popular dishes such as stir-frys, Tonkatsu, Karaage, Saba-miso (mackerel in miso sauce). Oishi! #Ootoya #totalokinawa
The Yanbaru Hostel in Kunigami is a super-stylish hotel perfectly located for exploring northern Okinawa close to Kunigami Forest Park, Okuma Beach and Hiji Falls. #Okinawatravel #Okinawa #Backpacking #Totalokinawa
Castle Highlander is the all you can eat go-to place for when you’re pinching pennies. Must try the Karaage (Japanese fried chicken). Unique rub mix together with their batter that just adds a nice kick. #Karage #Okinawa #CampCourtney
The October 2020 Total Okinawa magazine is out now! Christmas is coming! We’ve put together a guide to the holiday season in Japan. How do the locals celebrate Christmas and the start of a new year. KFC for Christmas lunch anyone? #Totalokinawa
Kouri island has been well renowned for its serene beaches, 2,000 meter long bridge, and its Kouri Island garlic shrimp. But also there’s Kouri ocean tower remarkably nestled nicely at the south east corner of this tiny island. #Kouri #Okinawaislands
If you’re looking for luxury, Kafuu Resort Fuchaku in Onna, might just be the ticket. This Condo-hotel boasts stunning ocean views from every room, space to relax and unwind, top notch dining, and access to a plethora of activities. #Kafuu #Onna #Lux #Okinawa
The island of Kudaka, also known as 神の島 (Kami no shima) and said to be the first Ryukyu island created by an ancient goddess, lies peacefully off of the Chinen peninsula in Nanjo. A great destination for a day trip! #Okinawaislands #Kudaka #Ryukyu
A Mexican Portuguese restaurant that serves coffee? YES! And it has Omochikaeri- (お持ち帰り) take out service! For Mexican food lovers and coffee enthusiasts alike.
Brimming hot bowls of juicy soba with succulent pork or maybe a steaming bowl of chanpuru? You need Iha soba! In Nakagusuku the menu ranges from different kind of sobas and soups to stir fry dishes and stews. #Soba #Nakagusuku #Okinawa
What might just be the best Coffee shop in Okinawa. I’m talking about the most delicate yet complex cup of coffee that you might ever taste in your lifetime. Coffee with true craftsmanship and artistry. #Yamadacoffee #Ginowan #Okinawa #Coffee
Probably one of the most popular venues for celebration of special occasions and office events, Poco-A-Poco has been the “it” spot for quite some time now. Izakaya with inexpensive dishes and snacks are served to pair with alcoholic drinks. #Arahabeach #Chatan
An amazing date spot, a stop for take-out coffee or a great hide out for your afternoon downtime. Mother Coffee is known for their delicious sweet and savory dutch baby pancakes. #mothercoffee #Kitanakagusuku #Dutchpancakes #Okinawa
RCafe offers a wide selection of western style breakfast. Whether you’re in the mood for some pancakes, bacon, or just plain toast, this place has it all. Highlight is the eggs benedict! Don’t miss the Tacobene. Taco meat eggs benedict! #Okibreakfast #Okinawa #Rcafe
Dark chocolate meets Espresso! The perfect spot for chocolate lovers and adventurers who are looking for a new cafe to charm their coffee and chocolate senses.