A guidebook for the Village of Ginoza led to the discovery of three ancient stone carvings, located within the district of Sokei and the legend behind annual rituals performed there.
The statues were placed in the north, south and west boundaries of the settlement to ward off evil.
On the road to Miyagi Island, Henza Island takes only six minutes to travel through, often making it more of a passing point than a destination. But, make no mistake, you will not regret making a longer stop to enjoy the wonders of this small island.
A day relaxing on a beach, having a glass of beer and BBQ with your friend is a great way of spending your weekend in Okinawa. Or if you are a shutter bug, you may have a hard time making a choice between the nostalgic scene of sugarcane roads and the vibrant color of hibiscus lined in front of resort hotels.
Ah! The aroma of fresh coffee in the early morning forest air. The first slow sip before my friends wake up. I take a deep breath while surveying our campsite surroundings – the trees, river and rolling hills. Nothing beats camping!
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.
Kin Town, the host municipality of Camp Hansen, is sometimes talked about in the past tense. It is true that the town’s prosperity as a “military town” peaked in the 60s and 70s, during the time of the Vietnam War. Now, the shine of the town may no longer be what it once was.