• February 7, 2017

    Blue House Okinawa

      CONTRIBUTED BY JULIA O. Blue House Okinawa is an up and coming venue for a variety of events on island.  I had the pleasure of taking a beginners Japanese class and meet plenty of amazing…
  • August 15, 2016

    Lawson Station

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY   Lawson Station is a well known chain of convenience stores across Japan. Ever visited one? If not, you’re missing out. History Lawson Station actually originated…
  • 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 8, 2016

    Cocok Ocean View Nail Cafe

    CONTRIBUTED BY DONNA MACK   I suspect anyone (ladies) who moves to Okinawa knows about this nail salon. I had heard such great things about the pedicures even seen some of the artwork walking…
  • April 8, 2016

    Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna Spa

    CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY ANNIS Spa Day! On my birthday we decided to try out a sea water spa that I heard about from one of my friends. Sadly it is a bit of a drive for us, or else I would always be…
  • March 21, 2016

    Daiso: 100 Yen Heaven!

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY You can find bargain stores pretty much anywhere in the world. We love a good bargain don’t we? Especially on all those fiddly essential items like tupperware, trash…
  • Petals Eyelash Extension | Okinawa Hai!
    February 12, 2016

    Petals Eyelash Extension

    CONTRIBUTED BY MINDY MORRIS When I first started working at a school on base, I often found myself almost hypnotized by the lashes of one of the teachers I worked with. I knew I should be listening…
  • Thaimon Relaxation | Okinawa Hai!
    February 3, 2016

    Thaimon Relaxation

    CONTRIBUTED BY KEVIN SIMPSON ­Mr. Susumu Irie owns a business called THAIMON relaxation massage, down the street from Camp Hansen at 330 Kin Town, Okinawa.  He offers massages late evenings due…
  • The Healing Space | Okinawa hai!
    September 18, 2015

    The Healing Space

      CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK About a year after I arrived in Okinawa I was overwhelmed by shopping off base, especially for natural products and health remedies. Of course, I could order some…
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