In Okinawa, sacred sites can be found on many of its 160 islands. Each remote island likely has its own set of legends and mythology attached, while further stretching the concept of “Islands of Gods.”
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.
There are countless vending machines throughout Japan. Items available range from canned coffee, hamburger, yakisoba and rice bowl (served hot!), beer and sake (served freezing cold), to cigarettes, tissue, underwear and condoms.
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.