• Chakashiya Restaurant l Okinawa Hai!
    September 19, 2014 - 10:00 am in Date Night, Restaurants

    Chakashiya Restaurant

    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF There is a new little secret tucked away on Highway 6 on the way to Maeda Point. If you live in Yomitan, I guarantee that you want to know more about it. It is an Okinawan…
  • Mont Crea l Okinawa Hai!
    September 17, 2014 - 10:00 am in Food For Sale, Restaurants

    (The New) Mont Crea: Fusion Patisserie

    Editor's Note: Our original post on Mont Crea was published right after it opened in 2013. Since then, the owner briefly closed the business and then re-opned with a new menu. Without further…
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    September 15, 2014 - 10:00 am in Military Life, OY, PCS-ing

    Tips for Moving with the Military: Things I Wish I’d Known My First PCS

    This post was originally featured on our sister site, Germany Ja. We feel it has value for our readers here, as well. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY COTE In the military, PCS is just a fancy acronym for…
  • Cafe Cielmer l Okinawa Hai!
    September 12, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Café Cielmer

    CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA MORONEY It was the weekend before school started, and a celebration was indeed needed. Instead of going to the regular hot spot restaurants in Okinawa, we decide to take our…
  • Honey Café l Okinawa Hai!
    September 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm in Restaurants

    Honey Café

    Editor's Note: This café is located inside Yakumitsu Hompo, a honey store where you can taste many different kinds of honey from China. Our other review is about the honey store specifically,…
  • Happy Furniture Zone – Warp (ひが) l Okinawa Hai!
    September 8, 2014 - 10:07 am in Home (shopping), Making Your Home

    Happy Furniture Zone – Warp (ひが)

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER I have driven past “Warp” on 58 numerous times; however, I never really paid close attention to it. I always thought with a name like “Warp,” it was probably…
  • Restaurant Salsa l Okinawa Hai!
    September 5, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Restaurant Salsa

    Editor's Note: Restaurant Salsa is in the same location as the restaurant formerly known as La Tejadita Ichiban. Thanks to Alissa for sending us this update! CONTRIBUTED BY ALISSA FRAZIER  My…
  • Resort Café KAI l Okinawa Hai
    September 3, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Resort Café KAI

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA KAI Cafe is conveniently located in Toyosaki Comprehensive Park (near Ashibanaa Outlet Mall) which means parking is a breeze compared to other places on the island.…
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    September 1, 2014 - 10:00 am in 2014 Calendar

    2014 Okinawa Hai Calendar – September 2014

    The 2014 calendar was available for purchase in November and December of 2013, and for a limited time in the early months of 2014. Next year's calendar will be available for purchase in the final…
  • Mid-Autumn Celebration at Shuri Castle l Okinawa Hai!

    Mid-Autumn Celebration at Shuri Castle

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Every September around the fall equinox, or what the Japanese call “Mid-Autumn,” Shuri Castle holds what they call their “Mid-Autumn Celebration” where they…
  • Cambodia & Vietnam l Okinawa Hai!
    August 28, 2014 - 10:00 am in Off-Island Travel, OY

    Cambodia & Vietnam: An Epic Sister Trip, Part 10

    Editor’s Note: This is the 10th and final installment of Kassie’s adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam with her sister. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part…
  • Toyosaki Comprehensive Park l Okinawa Hai!
    August 27, 2014 - 10:00 am in Parks & Playgrounds

    Toyosaki Comprehensive Park

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA Most experienced shoppers on the island are well aware of the mega outlet mall Ashibanaa. For those who may be looking for something other than the shop-until-you-drop…
  • Dragon Tattoo l Okinawa Hai!
    August 25, 2014 - 10:00 am in Health, Beauty & Pampering

    Dragon Tattoo

    CONTRIBUTED BY KELSEY FEENEY Are you thinking about inking? With so many tattoo shops here on Okinawa, it can be hard to decide which one to choose! Many points factor in when choosing a tattoo…
  • Reflow Aromatherapy Massage l Okinawa Hai!
    August 22, 2014 - 10:00 am in Health, Beauty & Pampering

    Reflow Aromatherapy Massage

    CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK If you ever drive on Route 74, you may have seen a large Aromatherapy sign just east of Kadena Gate 3. This is the sign for Reflow Aromatherapy, located on the second…
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