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Izena Island's population is small, numbering about 1,500 residents and the island's entire perimeter totals just 10 miles.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Explore uncharted territory, Okinawan traditions on Izena Island

Travel
August 16, 2018

Izena Island, one of the smaller islands that comprise the Ryukyu Island chain, is only a 55-minute ferry ride from northern Okinawa — but the island seems like it was frozen...

Naminoue Beach is perfect for swimming.

Soak up the sun, explore a shrine

Travel
August 13, 2018
If you have one day to spend in Naha, and would like to take a dive into the deep blue sea and also explore a little bit more, Naminoue Beach and the close by shrine are perfe
Photos by Ignatius Koh

Japan Budget Travel Guide Part 1: Food

Travel
August 13, 2018
Forget the notion that Japan is expensive.

The best beaches to BBQ on Okinawa

News
August 11, 2018

1.YAGAJISHIMA BEACH

Photos by Ignatius Koh

Japan Budget Travel Guide Part 2: Transport

Travel
August 13, 2018
In this part of our Japan Travel budget guide, we explore some of the cheaper transport options available in Japan, where the efficient transport system often comes with notor

Lots of great events happening on Okinawa!

Base Info
August 13, 2018

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up, so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Aug. 13)