• January 23, 2017

    Freaky Hands

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD The name sounds like it would be a massage parlor or a spa, but it’s actually a boutique. Every day I drive by this cute little shop that catches my eye amongst everything…
  • December 23, 2016

    Prairie Custom Flower Shop

    Prairie Custom Flower Shop. CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA 30 years ago Yuriko Takayama began her professional career as a dentist in the mega-metropolis of Tokyo. After a 20-year career, she decided…
  • December 21, 2016

    Always Sunshine Co. Gallery

    Always Sunshine Co. Gallery. Best Place for Beach and Souvenirs in Yomitan. CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD Always Sunshine Co. Gallery is a Hawaiian-based store here in Okinawa, located in Yomitan. It…
  • October 6, 2016

    Chubu Jewelry Repair Shop- Best Jewelry Sales and Repair Shop In Okinawa

    Chubu Jewelry Repair Shop CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.   I’ve been meaning to write this post up for a while now but put it off until 3 friends asked me in the same week about jewelry repair or…
  • July 18, 2016

    Kokusai Dori, Naha: A Mecca For Tourists

    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

    Exploring Aeon Malls in 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,…
  • June 8, 2016

    Nijigame Shouten 虹亀商店 – Rainbow-Turtle Bingata

    CONTRIBUTED BY KENDRA MIGITA Nestled in the countryside of the island's south lays the most exquisite bingata shop called Nijigame Shouten (虹亀商店), which literal translation means Rainbow-Turtle…
  • May 13, 2016

    Onna Station Market & Onna Village Culture and Information Center

    Onna Station Market & Onna Village Culture and Information Center CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES The Onna Village Culture and Information Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market are easy to find.…
  • May 11, 2016

    Vintage Yard Antiques

    Vintage Yard Antiques CONTRIBUTED BY JASON ANNIS There is something about the way things were made many years ago that has a timeless allure. If you are looking for a special gift or a rare knick-knack…
  • May 9, 2016

    Mihama American Village

    Mihama American Village CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY American Village is a hugely popular tourist attraction. A short drive off Highway 58, between Camp Foster and Kadena Air Base, and across from…
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