• 6a00e54ee8a8ff88330120a609d680970c-pi
    October 10, 2016

    Taiiku-No-Hi, Undokai, and Rajio Taiso – All About Sports!

    This post was originally published on October 3, 2009; we are resharing it with you so you have a better understanding of this unique national holiday. Taiiku no hi is a national holiday celebrated…
  • Stroller-Group-1
    September 23, 2016

    Stroller Warriors in Okinawa

    Editor's Note: Stroller Warriors was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on April 3, 2012; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this attraction,…
  • Miyagi Bridge Jumping-002
    August 26, 2016

    Miyagi – Ikei Island Bridge Jump

    CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN WARNING: Don’t jump if you don’t want to! Peer pressure is only good in times of Love and Safety. If you are above the age of 13, don’t give into peer pressure! And…
  • Koru Piki (1)-001
    July 20, 2016

    Koru Piki: Rock-Climbing Gym

    CONTRIBUTED BY JASON ANNIS A brand new rock climbing gym opened up on June 5th, 2016 in Ginowan that is just a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive from the Camp Foster commissary gate. Inside you will…
  • Cape M Beach 600
    May 19, 2016

    Maeda Flats Beach

      CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETOWN (September 2007; 2016 update below) photo submitted by Donna Mack Maeda Flats is a cool beach because there is an area where the kids can play in the sand and…
  • Dragon-Boat-Teams
    May 4, 2016

    Naha Dragon Boat Races

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on September 16, 2012; we're pulling it from the archives for those of you who are interested in cheering on the competitors at tomorrow's races!…
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    April 27, 2016

    Applied Wing Chun Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY ROB DOGGETT After years of growing up watching Bruce Lee movies, like every kid, I always wanted to learn how to do what he did. Later, I learned that Bruce Lee studied Wing Chun (Ving…
  • Zakimi walking path-006
    March 23, 2016

    Zakimi Castle Site Park “Wooden Way” Jogging/Walking Trail

    CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES Zakimi Castle Site Park has a paved trail that leads to “Wooden Way”, a long boardwalk that runs through a dense forest near Zakimi Castle. To get to the trail, park…
  • Fe-Nu Ashtanga Yoga | Okinawa Hai!
    February 8, 2016

    Fe-Nu Ashtanga Yoga

    CONTRIBUTED BY BRIAN I discovered Fe-Nu Yoga last summer. Before, I casually hopped around yoga studios in Japan and California, unaware of the type of yoga I was practicing, discovering some positive…
  • Ogimi River Trek | Okinawa Hai!
    January 6, 2016

    Ogimi River Trek

    CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN Looking for a sheer, unadulterated, organic adventure in the form of a gorgeous fresh water river trek? Here's our answer! I have been trekking up this river for 2 years.…
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