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    Shishimai (Lion Dance) Festival

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER When my husband first mentioned going to a Shishimai Festival I was a little hesitant, especially having a very wiggly and talkative 3-year-old. After doing some research,…
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    October 1, 2014 - 10:00 am in 2014 Calendar

    2014 Okinawa Hai Calendar – October 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 beginning…
  • Ishigaki on a Budget l Okinawa Hai!
    September 29, 2014 - 10:00 am in Off-Island Travel, Okinawa Getaways, Okinawan Outer Islands

     Ishigaki Island on a Budget

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANABELA DA SILVA JENKINS Traveling in Japan on a budget might seem challenging, but with a little planning and a good dose of adventure it is very well possible. If you are on a…
  • Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!
    September 26, 2014 - 10:00 am in Exercise & Sports, Explore Okinawa, Outdoor Activities

    Bise Tree Road: Fuku Ippuku Chaya Bike Rentals

    Editor's Note: We have another post all about Bise Village, but for more specifics about bike rentals, keep reading below! CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY ANNIS Bise Fukugi Tree Road is a little hidden gem…
  • Toytoy Bakery l Okinawa Hai!
    September 24, 2014 - 10:00 am in Food For Sale, Gifts & Souvenirs

    Toytoy Bakery

    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF Like any lady, I’m a sucker for chocolate. And boy have I found a great place to get my fix! After a tasty meal at Chakashiya, the restaurant next door, I stop to…
  • Dining Café KARI-YA l Okinawa Hai!
    September 22, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Dining Café KARI-YA

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA The atmosphere surrounding Kin Town outside of Camp Hansen has experienced a much-needed rebirth from a wild, single service member party town to a laid back area…
  • Chakashiya Restaurant l Okinawa Hai!
    September 19, 2014 - 10:00 am in Date Night, Restaurants

    Chakashiya Restaurant

    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF There is a new little secret tucked away on Highway 6 on the way to Maeda Point. If you live in Yomitan, I guarantee that you want to know more about it. It is an Okinawan…
  • Mont Crea l Okinawa Hai!
    September 17, 2014 - 10:00 am in Food For Sale, Restaurants

    (The New) Mont Crea: Fusion Patisserie

    Editor's Note: Our original post on Mont Crea was published right after it opened in 2013. Since then, the owner briefly closed the business and then re-opned with a new menu. Without further…
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    September 15, 2014 - 10:00 am in Military Life, OY, PCS-ing

    Tips for Moving with the Military: Things I Wish I’d Known My First PCS

    This post was originally featured on our sister site, Germany Ja. We feel it has value for our readers here, as well. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY COTE In the military, PCS is just a fancy acronym for…
  • Cafe Cielmer l Okinawa Hai!
    September 12, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Café Cielmer

    CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA MORONEY It was the weekend before school started, and a celebration was indeed needed. Instead of going to the regular hot spot restaurants in Okinawa, we decide to take our…
  • Honey Café l Okinawa Hai!
    September 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm in Restaurants

    Honey Café

    Editor's Note: This café is located inside Yakumitsu Hompo, a honey store where you can taste many different kinds of honey from China. Our other review is about the honey store specifically,…
  • Happy Furniture Zone – Warp (ひが) l Okinawa Hai!
    September 8, 2014 - 10:07 am in Home (shopping), Making Your Home

    Happy Furniture Zone – Warp (ひが)

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER I have driven past “Warp” on 58 numerous times; however, I never really paid close attention to it. I always thought with a name like “Warp,” it was probably…
  • Restaurant Salsa l Okinawa Hai!
    September 5, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Restaurant Salsa

    Editor's Note: Restaurant Salsa is in the same location as the restaurant formerly known as La Tejadita Ichiban. Thanks to Alissa for sending us this update! CONTRIBUTED BY ALISSA FRAZIER  My…
  • Resort Café KAI l Okinawa Hai
    September 3, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Resort Café KAI

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA KAI Cafe is conveniently located in Toyosaki Comprehensive Park (near Ashibanaa Outlet Mall) which means parking is a breeze compared to other places on the island.…
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