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Okinawa's most delicious treat!

Japan is famous for having its own particular food for each of its 47 prefectures.  Some foods are well known and served all across Japan; others are prefecture specific and only available there. This makes visiting each prefecture even more exciting, as you

Taketomi - where time seems to magically slow down

Japan's most southern islands, the Yaeyama islands, are a popular travel destination for vacation hungry locals, as well as international visitors. And their popularity is easily explained: seemingly endless sandy beaches, crystal clear water, sunshine, lush f

Okinawa's coffee paradise

When you think of Okinawa, you think of endless sandy beaches, crystal clear water, summer, sunshine and island spirit. But did you know that there is a hidden paradise within the paradise? A paradise for coffee lovers? A place where you can smell the divine

10 Okinawan Souvenirs So Good You'll Want to Shop Online to Get Your Stash

When an Okinawan friend sends love, it comes in the form of one or more (or all, if you're extremely lucky) of these ten local favorites. Our family visited Okinawa about a year and a half ago where we savored these treats locally. Our trip was long past, and

Okinawa, is the gratest place of Japan?

Do you remember Japan? The cradle of spirituality, peace and, in turn, the nerve center of the frenzied world, of coming and going and technology. A delicious contrast. However, these great features, which design the Japanese philosophy, have secretly left the

Okinawa 5-day-tour Itinerary

A five-day tour is recommended for your first trip to Okinawa. However, much of your time will probably be spent traveling from one place to another since Okinawa’s public transport is not very convenient. There is the monorail train in Naha, though you can al

The First Impression of Okinawa

Okinawa is the southernmost island in Japan, consisting of the main Okinawa Island, Miyako Islands, and Yaeyama Islands. It is closer to Taiwan than it is to the Japan mainland. Miyako Islands|Photo by Masaki Shiina via Flickr Unlike Tokyo and Osaka, Okinawa i

氣溫一點一點地升高,似乎在向人們宣告夏天就要來了,一提到夏天大家就會想到海,在日本提到海,那肯定非沖繩莫屬了。沖繩素來有着日本的夏威夷之稱,由大大小小的島嶼組成的群島,美的無法用言語形容。說到來沖繩旅遊,潛水是一定不可少的項目。無論是浮潛還是深淺,都會讓你領略到大自然賦予海洋的美。有那麼一句話:在沖繩不潛水,就像在東京不購物一樣,總會覺得缺少點什麼。沖繩憑藉着它超高的海水能見度,在世界的潛點中排名中也是屈指可數。在條件很好的情況下,海水能見度甚至可以多達到30米以上,通過清澈見底的海水,能看到色彩斑斕珊瑚礁以及自由

Escape to Okinawa's Yaeyama Islands

Closer to Taiwan than to Tokyo, Okinawa's Yaeyama Islands have a tropical rainforest climate, a wealth of natural beauty, and a laid-back island culture that draws inspiration from China as well as Japan. Boat Tours are Popular at Kabira Bay -- Photo from Fli