Ohshiro Tempura is popular with tourists as well as locals. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
Ohshiro Tempura is popular with tourists as well as locals. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Hang out, eat tempura with the cool cats on Okinawa’s Ojima island

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

Every local on Okinawa has a “go-to” tempura place when a craving for Okinawa-style tempura strikes.

Where is my go-to shop? On Ojima island!

Ojima is about an hour drive from Camp Foster. It only takes about 45 minutes to walk the entire mile-wide island. Ojima is popular for scuba-diving beginners, dragon boat races and, most of all, tempura.

I usually park my car near the bridge or the athletic park to walk around the island, so I can eat a delicious snack while making more room for the next tempura stop.

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