• December 16, 2016

    A-Danny Indian Restaurant

    Editor's Note: A Danny was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on December 14, 2011; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this attraction, published…
  • November 25, 2016

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Have you had a chance to visit the beautiful Naminoue-gu shrine yet? If you are planning a visit, I’d like to draw your attention to its Buddhist cousin, Gokoku-ji temple.…
  • November 9, 2016

    KOI Cafe

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Last time I was down on Kokusai Street was in the beginning of August 2016 with a friend, and as anyone who has lived on Okinawa for some time knows, it was hot. A cool…
  • October 21, 2016

    Gold Leafed Ice Cream Shop

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Whenever I have friends or family visiting Okinawa, I always make sure to take them to do some shopping on Kokusai Street in Naha. It is a fun experience and this time…
  • October 14, 2016

    Mari-CAR Go Karts

    CONTRIBUTED BY JASON ANNIS Have you ever dreamt of speeding through the streets of Okinawa as a character from Mario Kart? Well dream no more – MariCar allows you to live your fantasy. This brand…
  • September 14, 2016

    The Cheese Guy In Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY JARED DAYOUB Sometimes, the best part of traveling the world is finding comforting reminders of home. I recently returned from leave where I spent time visiting family in Traverse City,…
  • July 21, 2016

    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 18, 2016

    Kokusai Dori, Naha

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Kokusai Dori (street) is a hugely popular tourist spot located in Naha, Okinawa’s capital city. The name Kokusai Dori translates to “international road”. It’s one…
  • July 11, 2016

    Aeon on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Aeon is a chain of malls found throughout Japan and Asia. They are the biggest retail operator on the continent. On Okinawa, they are spread throughout the prefecture,…
  • July 7, 2016

    Remnant of Narrow Rail System on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KIRKLAND MARTIN In pre-war Okinawa there was a narrow rail system stretching from Naha north to Kadena, south to Itoman, and east to Yonabaru that carried freight and passengers to…
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