Okinawa was formerly called the “Ryukyu Kingdom” from the 14th to 16th century. Nine structures and ruins symbolizing the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom are registered as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” World Heritage sites.
The Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa has extended its closure through September 30. The announcement on the official website matches the extension of Japan’s State of Emergency Declaration set to expire on the same date.
Back in its heyday, Zakimi Castle in Okinawa was a stronghold for the Chuzan Kingdom in its defense from the north. Today, the ruins of the castle maintain this stronghold, but now it’s over the dozens of tourists that visit for the stunning views every year.
Located in the northern part of mainland of Japan and facing the Sea of Japan, Akita City is a four-hour drive from Misawa Air Base. The city is surrounded by rice fields and mountains and is known as one of the nation’s most important granary regions.
Oct. 17 is “Okinawa Soba Day.” It is a day when the local food earned its title. In 1976, the fair-trade commission argued that Okinawa Soba doesn’t deserve to be called Soba, which means buckwheat in Japanese.
While many of your go-to restaurants for hot wings, a familiar game-day favorite, like Buffalo Wild Wings or Hoo ters, may not yet have a home in Okinawa, there is no need to feel disappointed. Wing King is here to help with those spicy cravings.
Packed with seasonal goodies and nutrition-rich foods such as almonds and olive oil, this is the smoothie for autumn! Because the pumpkin was organic, this recipe leaves the skin unpeeled—but you can opt to take it off.