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Okinawa Oceanic Culture Museum: In depth look at Pacific life

Sitting in the shadows of the popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and its gigantic whale sharks at Ocean Expo Park, is an attraction that receives...

Here's how to get around on Okinawa’s monorail

The Okinawa City Monorail, also known as Yui Rail, is Okinawa’s only public rail system. It currently services 15 stations starting from Naha...

5 things that make Okinawa outshine the rest

For a mere freckle on the map, Okinawa enjoys enormous popularity. And despite the land and people being grossly burdened by decades of conflict...
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How to create a captivating travel journal

Recording trips these days are often done through a smartphone. Your plane ticket, maps, pictures, down to your itineraries are kept in digital...
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Purikura: Photo booth fun in Japan

No one quite does cute like Japan. 
 
And what could be cuter than a sticker sheet of your own face? 
 
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Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

An elegant castle the highlight of central Japan town

Located in the mountainous Gifu region in the center part of mainland Japan, Gujo Hachiman is an attractive castle town filled with a classical...

Smoke stack near White Beach offers historic, scenic views

There’s a spot on Okinawa where you might not see many people, but it offers a picture prefect view and an intriguing historical insight for...

Photos courtesy of Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mask, snorkel, fins! Let's explore Okinawa’s marvelous water world!

If you are on the island of Okinawa, you have the opportunity to see world-class reefs in crystal clear water. And you can explore this marvelous...

'T. Rex Exhibition - The Mystery of Evolution' on Okinawa through Sept. 9

The “Tyrannosaurus Exhibition - The Mystery of Evolution” is scheduled to kick off at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha city...

LGBTQ event to take place on Kokusai St. Sept. 16

Pink Dot Okinawa, an LGBTQ pride assembly, is scheduled to take place at a plaza of Tenbus-kan on Kokusai Street on Sept. 16.
 
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At Tokashiku Beach, tourists can experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with sea turtles. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Okinawa’s Tokashiki Island a snorkeler’s paradise with beautiful beaches

There are 47 inhabited islands in the Okinawa archipelago — and out of the 30 or so I have visited, the island of Tokashiki remains one of my...

Photo by Nanuli Betts

Osaka: Where to go & What to do

As soon as you step outside the bullet train upon arrival to Osaka, you feel a different vibe compared to Tokyo. Here, people are more free-...

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