• calendar2014
    August 15, 2015 - 5:59 am in Calendars, From Your Okinawa Hai Managers

    Send Us Your 2016 Calendar Photograph Submissions!

    There are many things that mean Okinawa to each of us.  It might be a certain food, a local celebration, a new Okinawan friend, a rock formation out in clear blue water, a favorite drinks machine,…
  • Eisa
    August 1, 2015 - 6:00 am in Uncategorized

    August 2015 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.           Here you’ll find a variety of local events happening in the month of August. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please…
  • Haneda to Narita Transfer | Okinawa Hai!
    August 28, 2015 - 6:00 am in Off-Island Travel

    Airport Transfer: Haneda to Narita

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHANNON R. The following sentence in airline search engines has always struck fear into my heart: *Note- this itinerary has an airport change* This line of red letters has been…
  • My Blend | Okinawa Hai!
    August 27, 2015 - 6:00 am in Bars & Nightlife, Only on Okinawa

    My Blend

    CONTRIBUTED BY MINDY MORRIS We discovered My Blend accidentally. (To be honest, I think accidentally is probably how most people find this place!) This awamori tasting shop is tucked away in the…
  • Pet Adoption OAARS | Okinawa Hai
    August 26, 2015 - 6:00 am in Pets

    Pet Adoption Through OAARS

    CONTRIBUTED BY KELSEY HUGHES My husband and I knew that one of the first things we would do after moving to Okinawa was get a puppy. We had many debates about whether to adopt or find a breeder…
  • Palmetto Cafe | Okinawa Hai!
    August 24, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Palmetto Cafe

    CONTRIBUTED BY C.S. I think this is one of my favorite cafes on island. It's not too far from Araha beach, but it's just far enough to feel like you have gotten away from the crowd. Nestled between…
  • Little Greek Kitchen | Okinawa Hai!
    August 21, 2015 - 6:00 am in Okinawan Outer Islands, Restaurants

    Little Greek Kitchen

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW FINK I actually stumbled across this gem the day after it officially opened a couple months ago, summer of 2015. Just a lucky find when I was out adventuring on the southeast…
  • Earth Hammock Cafe | Okinawa Hai!
    August 19, 2015 - 6:00 am in Home (shopping), Restaurants

    Ametsuchi Terrace: Earth Hammock Cafe & Cayhane

    CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN GODDARD I want to live at Ametsuchi Terrace! It has everything bohemian I could every imagine needing or drooling over: rugs from Morocco, Thai dresses, organic soaps, delicious…
  • Roy's | Okinawa Hai!
    August 18, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Roy’s Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY MINDY MORRIS Every once in a while I get a certain craving for the type of high end restaurant you find back in the States. Don’t get me wrong, I love both the food and restaurant…
  • Yuima-ru
    August 17, 2015 - 7:00 am in Local Voices

    Yuima-ru: The Circle

    Editor's Note: Okinawa Hai is excited to introduce a new monthly column that we hope will provide our readers with a uniquely Japanese perspective on some of the issues that we all encounter…
  • Kokusai Dori Food Street | Okinawa Hai!
    August 14, 2015 - 6:00 am in Bars & Nightlife

    Kokusai Dori Food Street

    CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Upon my return to my beloved second home, I notice a tremendous amount of changes inland. A recent and very welcomed change is the new Food Street just off Kokusai…
  • Izena Island| Okinawa Hai

    Izenajima: Inzena Island

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS Izena island is located approximately 14 miles from the northernmost point of the Motobu peninsula, and in order to reach it, you take a 55 minute ferry ride departing…
  • Okinawa Cerrado Coffee | Okinawa hai!
    August 10, 2015 - 6:00 am in Food For Sale, Restaurants

    Okinawa Cerrado

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Coffee roasteries have been getting very popular here in Okinawa, especially to the general public. Okinawa Cerrado Coffee has been in business for over 25 years and opened…
  • Khrua Thai | Okinawa Hai
    August 7, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants

    Khrua Thai

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANNA WISHERD Khrua Thai is probably my favorite restaurant on the island. Living on Camp Courtney, and with the restaurant conveniently located across the street from the main gate,…
  • Corrente | Okinawa Hai!
    August 5, 2015 - 6:00 am in Restaurants


    CONTRIBUTED BY: HIRO AKO If you think finding authentic Italian food in Okinawa is a rather difficult task, if not impossible, I have an answer for you: Corrente. Corrente is an Italian restaurant…
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