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    November 2, 2013 - 7:00 am in 2015 Calendar, From Your Okinawa Hai Managers

    2015 Okinawa Hai Calendar

    To skip the fun details and just ORDER NOW, click here:  2015 Calendar Ordering Another great year of collecting photos and memories of our beautiful island life!  This is one of my favorite…
  • November 21, 2014 - 10:00 am in Books, Film, Music

    Book Review: Above the East China Sea

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Sadly, my time in Okinawa is over for now. I left Okinawa like many do – on the rotator. As we walked across the tarmac to the waiting plane, a quick rainstorm planted…
  • Kanna Drive Inn Restaurant l Okinawa Hai!
    November 19, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Kanna Drive Inn Restaurant

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA There are all types of dining experiences in Okinawa. You have the chain giants like CoCo Ichiban and Joyful which provide great quality and continuity. There are…
  • Café Ishigufu l Okinawa Hai!
    November 17, 2014 - 10:00 am in Gifts & Souvenirs, Restaurants

    Café Ishigufu (いしぐふー)

    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF  Ask around: What does the name Ishigufu mean in the Okinawan language? I can’t seem to find an answer. My husband and I stopped at this brightly colored café on…
  • On-Base Housing, Kadena : Sebille Manor l Okinawa Hai!
    November 14, 2014 - 10:00 am in Kadena AB, On-Base Housing

    On-Base Housing, Kadena: Sebille Manor

    CONTRIBUTED BY GWYNNE RAMIREZ What military base is your home located on?  Kadena Air Base What area of the island is your home located on (i.e. North Island, Central Island, South Island)?  South…
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    November 13, 2014 - 6:30 am in Restaurants

    N’s Garden

    Editor's Note: N's Garden was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 27, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this restaurant,…
  • Fold of the Kayo Formation l Okinawa Hai!
    November 12, 2014 - 10:00 am in Explore Okinawa, Hikes, Outdoor Activities

    Fold of the Kayo Formation

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA Along the northeastern coastline of Okinawa, dotted by sleepy fishing villages and occasional signs pointing tourists towards secluded cafes, sit a unique group…
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    November 11, 2014 - 6:00 am in American Festivals & Holidays, Military Life

    Month of the Military Family

    This post was originally published on this site on November 16, 2009. We're pulling it out of the archives for those of you who haven't seen it before. Happy Veterans Day to all our readers who…
  • Ginoza Flea & Farmer's Market l Okinawa Hai!
    November 10, 2014 - 10:00 am in Food For Sale, Gifts & Souvenirs, Making Your Home

    Ginoza Flea and Farmer’s Market

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA If you have spent any significant time on Okinawa, you are well aware of the base flea markets that are held periodically. If you thought that these were the only…
  • Kumejima Island, Part 4 l Okinawa Hai!

    Kumejima Island, Part 4

    Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of Quentin’s adventure to Kumejima. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON…
  • Hilton Hotel Lunch Buffet l Okinawa Hai!
    November 6, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Shinka Lunch Buffet at the Hilton Hotel

    CONTRIBUTED BY DAVID HIGGINS The view of the Hilton Hotel is a magnificent sight if you are on the harbor part of the seawall, just north of American Village. Standing inside the hotel certainly…
  • Chibana Housing l Okinawa Hai!
    November 5, 2014 - 10:00 am in Kadena AB, On-Base Housing

    On-Base Housing, Kadena: Chibana

    CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA HEIPLE What military base is your home located on? Technically it is Kadena but we are outside Kadena Gate 3. What area of the island is your home located on (i.e. North…
  • Café Bree Garden l Okinawa Hai!
    November 3, 2014 - 10:00 am in Food For Sale, Restaurants

    Café Bree Garden

    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF On our way to the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, we stopped into Café Bree Garden for lunch. We discovered it serendipitously. It is conveniently located…
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    November 1, 2014 - 10:00 am in 2014 Calendar

    2014 Okinawa Hai Calendar – November 2014

    The 2014 calendar was available for purchase in November and December of 2013, and for a limited time in the early months of 2014. Next year's calendar will be available for purchase in the next…
  • Kanna Dam Park l Okinawa Hai!
    October 30, 2014 - 10:00 am in Explore Okinawa, Outdoor Activities, Parks & Playgrounds

    Kanna Dam Park

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA One of the best things to do in Okinawa is explore its many parks and recreational areas—and the island is certainly full of them! Okinawan parks are often distinguished…
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