Any visit to Shuri Castle would not be complete without a walk along the ishidatami michi, or stone-paved path, in Kinjo-cho. Located on the south-side of the castle, this is an area where high ranking samurai lived.
Winter in Okinawa may be a little too chilly for a swim, but it’s great weather for a refreshing hike. Hiji Otaki, or Hiji Waterfall, is a great destination for exploring on the northern part of Okinawa.
Only about a 20-minute ferry ride from the southeast coast of Okinawa’s main island, Kudaka Island is a popular destination for tourists. The island is often referred to as an “Island of God” where the origins of Ryukyu Kingdom (1429－1879) reside.
Some of you may be new to the island, while others may just seem to forget. But, despite signs and previous stories written by Stripes, I continue to see Y-number license plate cars pulled over for driving in Okinawa’s bus lanes.