A short drive from Murasaki Mura are two caves with historical significance: Chibichiri Gama and Shimuku Gama. These caves were used during World War II and now provide a glimpse into what happened in the early days of the Battle of Okinawa.
As another hot summer sun beat down on Okinawa last year, me and a group of five fellow surfers paddled out off Yomitan in search of our next wave. With only two more hours before the sunset, the clock was ticking. Lucky for us, we had pro surfer Danny Melhado to guide us.
More than a dozen 10th Support Group Soldiers and local Okinawan residents met together on 18 Oct. at a Yomitan coffee shop near Torii Station to learn about each other's cultures and practice their English skills in a conversational setting in an event called asakatsu (morning activity).
The salted onion smell of fresh miso soup hung in the air with the laughter and singing of Okinawan children carried down the hall as Soldiers and civilians with the 10th Support Group arrived at the Yomitan Family Support Center to participate in a two-part community relations project.
Known for its historical sites, incomparable ocean views and unique pottery style, Yomitan Village on the west side of the Yomitan island is chock full of places to visit. The village is easily accessible to Torii Station and Kadena.
Yomitan Village on the west side of island is known for its historical sites, amazing ocean vistas and pottery. The village is easily accessible to Torii Station and Kadena. You can spend a day here and not run out of fun activities for everyone in your group. Below are three great spots to some quality time and grab a nice bite to eat. Get out...