• 05 May 2015 Local Events

    May 2015 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Many, many thanks to Kacey for putting this calendar of events around Okinawa together for us!   May 1st - May 6th             IE Island Lily Festival Easter…
  • Hiji Falls | Okinawa Hai!
    May 4, 2015 - 6:00 am in Exercise & Sports, Hikes, Outdoor Activities

    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…
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    May 1, 2015 - 6:00 am in 2015 Calendar, Calendars

    2015 Okinawa Hai Calendar – May

    The 2015 calendar was available for purchase in November and December of 2014. This was May's page. Kouri Island Photo credit: Pamela Oliveras Pamela Oliveras Photography   "Globes like…
  • R-Cafe | Okinawa Hai!
    April 29, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants


    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER While wandering around American Village this past weekend with my family, we came across an amazing café that not only serves what I believe to be some of the best…
  • Kouri Ocean Tower | Okinawa Hai
    April 27, 2015 - 6:00 am in Okinawa Getaways, Okinawan Outer Islands

    Kouri Ocean Tower

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS My goal this year is to visit as many of the surrounding islands as I can; I am starting off easy by doing the ones we can drive to and will work my way up to the…
  • Gate 1 Tacos | Okinawa Hai
    April 24, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Gate 1 Tacos and Antoshimo-Ticket Restaurants

    CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK I love the tacos in Okinawa! They look like the hard-shelled type and are a bit crunchy, but have the flexibility of a soft taco. The fillings are always simple- but…
  • Taiho Dam Park | Okinawa Hai
    April 22, 2015 - 6:00 am in Outdoor Activities, Parks & Playgrounds

    Taiho Dam Park

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA Some of the best advice I can give to those that love finding free activities to do and who enjoy the great outdoors, is to be on the lookout for signs posted around…
  • Cafe Mofgmona | Okinawa Hai!
    April 20, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Café Mofgmona

    CONTRIBUTED BY LIZ MCGINNIS Café Mofgmona is a hidden gem in Ginowan. My husband and I decided to search for a new lunch place. We were feeling adventurous and decided to drive around. We came…
  • Semper Fi Fund Golf Tourney | Okinawa Hai!
    April 18, 2015 - 6:00 am in Exercise & Sports, Volunteer Opportunities

    Tickets on Sale Now for the Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament

      On May 1st, the North Island Officers' Spouses' Club will be hosting the 4th annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Dinner. The tournament and silent auction have had…
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    April 17, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Haebaru Drive In Restaurant

    CONTRIBUTED BY BOB ROBERTS We recently stopped at an Okinawan family restaurant called Haebaru Drive In Restaurant. The front of the building proudly proclaims that it was established in 1972.…
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    April 15, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Cafe Flamenco Cada Dia

    CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK A couple of weeks ago I was driving around when I noticed what appeared to be a small cafe. I could see a case that had a small selection of pastries so I saved the…
  • Casa Ma-chil-da  (1 of 12)
    April 13, 2015 - 6:00 am in Indoor Activities, Kids Activities: Indoors

    Casa Machilda

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS              One Sunday, while our family was off on an ‘adventure’, which is the term we use for getting lost, we stumbled across this small, but…
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    April 10, 2015 - 6:00 am in Military Life, OY

    The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

    This post was originally published on our sister site, Korea Ye. We are sharing it here in case this information is of interest to you as well. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINE BRUNS If your family is…
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    April 8, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Primo Kitchen

    Editor's Note: Primo Kitchen was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on June 18, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this restaurant,…
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