One of Okinawa’s distinct features that sets it apart from mainland Japan is its lack of a railway system, not counting the tourist-centric monorail between the airport and Kokusai-dori. But that wasn’t always the case.
Raise your hand if you love giving gifts! Raise your hand if you love giving gifts, but you don’t love running around to buy it all and you never seem to find the time to pack it up and take it to the post office.
Before COVID hit, I was part of a running group that was part of the hospital. The group did regular runs across the island, running from around the hospital to Cape Hedo, then all the way to Cape Kyan.
In Miura Peninsula, around Komatsugaike Pond nearby Keikyu Miurakaigan Station, Kawazu Sazkura, an early blooming type of cherry blossoms are at the full bloom, hearalding the arrival of long-awaited spring.
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.
If you travel along the Nishikaigan Road towards Naha Airport from Camp Foster, on your left you’ll find a pair of giant pillars that look just like dragons. The location is near the cruise ship terminal at Naha Port.