• November 25, 2016

    A Visit To 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 18, 2016

    A Visit To Jingu-ji Temple

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Have any of you visited Futenma shrine caves? For those who have, you may or may not have noticed, a short walk up the road from the highway is a gateway. This is the entrance…
  • November 8, 2016

    November 2016 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KERI C. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of November. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • October 28, 2016

    A Visit To The Futenma Shrine Caves

        CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY If you’ve ever driven out of Camp Foster's Legion Gate and taken a right, you’ll have passed by Futenma Shrine Caves. You may or may not have spotted…
  • September 26, 2016

    Visiting Shrines & Temples in Japan

    Visiting Shrines & Temples in Japan CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY   The two biggest religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. The former's place of worship is a shrine; the latter a temple.…
  • Nakijin | Okinawa Hai!
    July 25, 2016

    Nakijin Castle Ruins: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2015, but we received another post with some valuable information that we felt should be added. We're including both of these contributors' writing…
  • 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,…
  • May 16, 2016

    Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

    Editor's Note: The Nakagusuku Castle Ruins were originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on December 12, 2008; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take…
  • April 24, 2016

    Photo Of The Week: Fukushen Gardens, Naha

    Thanks to Keith Robbins of Silver Fo Photography taken at the Fukushen Gardens in Naha - this is a runner up for our 2016 Calendar. Thanks for sharing! #Okinawa #OkinawaHai #DailyOki #Nature #GetOutside…
  • April 11, 2016

    Fukushen Gardens

    Editor's Note: Fukushen Garden was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 14, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this attraction,…
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