• November 30, 2016

    Alice Cafe: A Dancer’s Need

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD You would think the name Alice Cafe means you’re going to a place where you meet your friends for lunch in the afternoon. It’s not. It’s actually a store for dancers…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • April 19, 2016

    UNIQLO

    Editor's Note: Uniqlo 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, published…
  • April 30, 2014

    Marine Thrift Shop

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS I am a lover of all things thrifty. I consider myself a scavenger and I balk at the idea of paying full retail price for almost anything. When I'm going to the thrift store,…
  • December 18, 2013

    2nd Street Recycle Store

    CONTRIBUTED BY LEVI COLE When Japan’s economy took a turn for the worse over a decade ago, recycle/second-hand shops started to gain popularity among a Japanese population who sought a shopping…
  • December 4, 2012

    Okinawa Party Characters

    CONTRIBUTED BY REGINA DESAMOURS I recently enlisted the help of Okinawa Party Characters for my sons 5th birthday. It was his very first party and I wanted something extra special to mark the occasion.…
  • September 13, 2012

    Manga Souko マンガ倉庫 – Recycle Store

    Recycle Store Exterior CONTRIBUTED BY STEPHANIE MONROE I’ve been on Okinawa about a year now, and since our arrival I’ve been lamenting the loss of one of my favorite activities: shopping the…
  • September 1, 2012

    Fabric Clothing Store

    CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTOPHER DONG We walked through the small streets of South Sunabe on a sunny weekend afternoon. It was that odd hour of day where we were feeling peckish, energy enough to think…
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