Ah! The aroma of fresh coffee in the early morning forest air. The first slow sip before my friends wake up. I take a deep breath while surveying our campsite surroundings – the trees, river and rolling hills. Nothing beats camping!
You may not believe this, but I once saw a habu beat a mongoose in a cross-species duel when I was a kid. Back then, the death match between the venomous snake found on Okinawa and surrounding islands and the predator from India, was a famous attraction at Gyokusendo Park, now known as Okinawa World.
I drove 45 minutes from Camp Foster toward the Tamagusuku Castle Ruins, a landmark for the course. I parked the car near the castle ruins and walked a few minutes until I reached a red arrow sign with the wording “Adventure Walk.”
White Beach Naval Facility is not just for ships making port calls to replenish their food supply and load up troops. The U.S. base is also a great place for servicemembers and families to enjoy some recreation and rejuvenation on Okinawa.
Although Torii Station may not stand out when comes to its size and the number of servicemembers it hosts, the small Army base is home to a beachside recreational area that will leave a big smile on your face: Torii Beach.
Capt. Nicholas Royer, 3d Marine Division Public Affairs, U.S. Marine Corps exercises have, historically, featured hundreds of Marines storming ashore under cover of aircraft, with Navy ships looming ominously on the horizon, and the roar of gunfire, smoke and shouted commands permeating every aspect of a forced landing en masse.
Once you’ve decided to explore Japan, how do you choose which major cities in Japan to see? The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer; it really depends on the preferences of each individual traveler.
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.