When I think of Okinawa, great beaches, water activities and the warm, friendly, laid-back locals come to mind. So when I had the chance to get back to that paradise, I didn’t hesitate. And, as you read above, the price was right.
Hawaii is probably the most iconic and popular vacation destination for people around the world. And yet, I was not surprised to hear that Okinawa welcomed more tourists than Hawaii for the first time in 2017, according to Japan’s Nikkei news service.
This private beach is the perfect place to have a campout beach party. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, campsites, parking, showers and bungalows. Head north on Route 58 to Route 110 toward to Yagaji Island. Make left on Route 110 and drive pass the bridge.
A day relaxing on a beach, having a glass of beer and BBQ with your friend is a great way of spending your weekend in Okinawa. Or if you are a shutter bug, you may have a hard time making a choice between the nostalgic scene of sugarcane roads and the vibrant color of hibiscus lined in front of resort hotels.
You may have heard and even sampled Okinawa’s signature so-called soul food, taco rice – south-of-the-boarder-seasoned ground beef atop rice with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. But, what about its cousin, “omu-taco rice”?
If you want to enjoy authentic Thai food on Okinawa, Siam in Nanjo City is a good choice.
Restaurant owner Yasushi Inoue and his Thai wife Nok have run the restaurant for 20 years with the goal of inspiring locals with their taste of Thailand dishes.
Summer in Japan gets scorching and steamy. Mid-summer Temperatures often reach 95 F or higher depending on the region. Along with beer, watermelon and soomen (cold udon noodle), kakigoori (shaved ice) is a popular cold food that cools us down during summer.
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.