• July 21, 2016

    A Visit To A Forgotten Battle Site, Hill 27

    CONTRIBUTED BY KIRKLAND MARTIN There are many battle sites you can visit on Okinawa, which aids in understanding the tragedy and loss of human lives here. I learned of a site that is relatively unknown,…
  • July 15, 2016

    Army Depot Hospital #20, Haebaru War Museum

    CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN This place is off the hook awesome! And by awesome, I really mean emotionally tragic. I visited Army Depo #20 with my wife and four of her colleagues (for OPSEC sake, these…
  • Senaga Island | Okinawa Hai!
    March 13, 2015

    Senaga Island (Senagajima)

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN While I love to explore everything as much as I can on Okinawa, my main driving force to do so is to discover new playgrounds. Senaga Island has a playground in the shape…
  • Ahacha Bridge l Okinawa Hai!
    May 28, 2014

    Ahacha Bridge

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN I kept seeing pictures of an ancient beautiful bridge but could never figure out where it was or even what it was called. At last I was rewarded with the discovery of…
  • Reisen No Tou (Oyama War Memorial) l Okinawa Hai!
    February 26, 2014

    Reisen No Tou (Oyama War Memorial)

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN After driving past this many times on my way through gate one of Futenma, I finally decided to check it out. This is the Reisen no Tou, or Oyama War Memorial. Before the…
  • December 27, 2013

    Shinran Shonin

    CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS We found a quaint little area on a weekend drive and wanted to share with you. The next time you are traveling up towards Maeda Point or Onna Village, just off the main…
  • September 25, 2013

    Yaese Castle Ruins

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN On a day exploring a southern part of the island, we stumbled upon the Yaese Castle ruins. I felt like I was on a treasure hunt as we discovered old pathways, a cave and…
  • September 19, 2013

    Tomori Stone Lions

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN About eight months ago a friend mentioned that her family visited some WWII sites. “What?!” I am a war history buff and was under the impression that the only thing…
  • February 6, 2013

    Toguchi Beach & Cafe

    CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINA MEHRIARY The gentle rustling of the sugar cane leaves beckoned us a warm welcome as we made our way down to the gentle waters of Toguchi beach.
The tide was out this time…
  • March 17, 2012

    Kakazutaka Observatory Park

    CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Kakazutaka Panorama Otherwise known as Kakazu Ridge, where a fierce battle took place during WWII. Bullet holes from the war can be seen at a small exhibit at the…
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