• August 24, 2016

    Dai Sekirinazan Park

    Dai Sekirinazan Park CONTRIBUTED BY DEJAILA SIMMS Okinawa Quasi-National Park Dai sekirinazan lies at the north end of Okinawa, near Cape Hedo. The park goes through a subtropical forest called…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • Yomitan Happy Cave | Okinawa Hai!
    December 15, 2015

    Happy Cave

    CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN In world war II the Japanese began leafletting propaganda from airplanes over Okinawa preceding the immanent invasion of the American Naval fleet in 1945. Because of the…
  • Hiking Ishikawadake | Okinawa Hai
    May 22, 2015

    Hiking Ishikawadake

    CONTRIBUTED BY ARIELLE SULLIVAN The trail begins with a wooden stairway built into the side of the mountain. As you continue to climb, you will come to a three way intersection of trails. We chose…
  • Hiji Falls | Okinawa Hai!
    May 4, 2015

    Hiji Falls

    Editor’s Note: Hiji Falls was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 7, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of the original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this hike, published…
  • April 3, 2015

    Yamashishigaki Mutayama Trail

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA Near the Shah Bay Mutabaru Observatory in Ogimi, there is a small statue of a wild boar lying next to a placard detailing the history of the village’s most important…
  • Shah Bay Mutabaru Observatory | Okinawa Hai!
    March 27, 2015

    Shah Bay Mutabaru Observatory

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA Perched high within the Ogimi mountainside is a lovely overlook area once belonging to a defunct resort hotel (Shah Bay) which closed in the mid-nineties. Shah Bay’s…
  • Igimihakinzo Park | Okinawa Hai!
    March 18, 2015

    Igimihakinzo Park

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA A neat little scenic spot to visit the next time you are in the northern Okinawa area is Igimihakinzo Observatory Park. Igimihakinzo Park is located in the mountains…
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