• December 19, 2016

    Okinawa International Women’s Club

    CONTRIBUTED BY NAOMI KATO JOHNSON Okinawa International Women’s Club (OIWC) is a non-profit organization that has been around for 60 years. We are known for our generous donations to support local…
  • October 14, 2016

    Mari-CAR Go Karts

    CONTRIBUTED BY JASON ANNIS Have you ever dreamt of speeding through the streets of Okinawa as a character from Mario Kart? Well dream no more – MariCar allows you to live your fantasy. This brand…
  • August 19, 2016

    Doka Doka Cafe & Pottery Studio

    CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY ANNIS Pure peacefulness and serenity await you at this beautiful café in Onna village. I met a friend there for the first time the other day and was taken aback by the view as…
  • July 22, 2016

    Veltra Tourism & Akiba Kart Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. I have to tell you first off that this is a review of a company who asked me to do a write up in exchange for a free tour. All opinions are my own. Secondly... had I discovered…
  • 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!…
  • March 17, 2016

    Tea Ceremony & Kokusai Street Tour via Tours+

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI “Have you ever noticed how heavy the local diet is? They cook with lots of noodles, butter, pork fat, etc… yet everyone is so thin.” Our tour guide, who has…
  • Sushi-Making Class with Nao | Okinawa Hai!
    March 9, 2015

    Sushi-Making Class With Nao

    CONTRIBUTED BY GRAZIA SANNA Many foreigners would agree with me if I said that Japanese cuisine is a very tasty and special one – definitely one that lots of people from several parts of Europe…
  • Violin Lessons l Okinawa Hai!
    August 11, 2014

    Violin Lessons with Krista

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHAEL WILLIAMSON Since I can remember, I have been molded by the very fabric of art: singing with the choir in the church, painting in the classroom, and acting on-stage. Shakespeare…
  • Nagahama Dojo l Okinawa Hai!
    March 28, 2014

    UechiRyu Zankyokai Dojo – Karate

    CONTRIBUTED BY IRINA On a small subtropical island such as Okinawa, it is usually physically impossible to take a road less travelled. However, if you are up to the challenge, you may find a certain…
  • October 14, 2013

    Paragliding

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER/VIDEO BY RYAN BURGER When I put my name into the Discover Okinawa Paragliding Facebook contest run by the Schilling Community Center on Kadena Air Base, I never imagined…
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