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Nakijin | Okinawa Hai!

Nakijin Castle Ruins: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2015, but we received another post with some valuable information that we felt should be added....

Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

Editor's Note: The Nakagusuku Castle Ruins were originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on December 12, 2008; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The...

Yaese Castle Ruins

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN On a day exploring a southern part of the island, we stumbled upon the Yaese Castle ruins. I felt like I...

Agena Castle Ruins

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY WELLS An errand trip out to the McT area motivated me to make the drive more than just a chore. We are...

Yara Castle Ruins

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER MARTINEZ Okinawa is full of amazing tourist spots.  For some, the places that are pin pointed on the map will be the...

Nakijin Castle (Ruins)

CONTRIBUTED BY DASHA GARIEPY Are you eager to try the restaurant from our last post, but don't want to drive all-the-way-to-Nago "just" for that? Are you...

Photo Of The Week: Tomigusuku Ruins

This past weekend's gorgeous day at Tomigusuku Ruins! #Tamagusuku #Castle #Ruins #Archaeology #History #GoldenWeek #Okinawa #OkinawaHai #Japan A photo posted by Okinawa Hai (@okinawa_hai) on...

Tamagusuku Ruins

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Tamagusuku Arch I found this place driving north from Peace Memorial Park. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but a simple...

Urasoe City Park & Castle Site

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Urasoe Pano 1 Urasoe City Park & Castle Site is a massive network of observatories, walking paths and a large playground at...

Katsuren Castle

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER MARTINEZ The KES school bus drives ahead. Meanwhile we’re stuck at a red light in the Tamagusuku area of Nanjo.  My...

Zakimi Castle

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER MARTINEZ After our trip to Cape Zanpa Lighthouse, my family and I saw a small sign to Zakimi Castle Ruins -- 1.6km.  We...

Orion Beer Factory and Nago Castle Site Park

CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEY After spending a fun weekend at Okuma, we drove home and made two worthwhile stops. As the brochure states, "For your happy...
ANA Intercontinental Manza

February 2018 Events Calendar by ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort

Our February 2018 events calendar is sponsored by ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort. It's their 35th anniversary and they are offering a family friendly...
Mahoroba

October Events Calendar sponsored by Mahoroba Noodle Shop

Contributed by Keri C Sponsored by Mahoroba Noodle Shop October 4th – 6th Across Japan – Tsukimi (a.k.a. Jugoya), Moon-Viewing Across Japan people will be enjoying...

Okinawa Hai June Events Calendar 2017, by Little Star Montessori School

  June 1st  – June 25th   Bios on the Hill – Firefly Night Tour   Enjoy the beauty of Bios no Oka (a.k.a. Bios on the Hill) at...

January 2017 Local Events Calendar

It's going to be a new year soon and as usual, every place in the world have their own way of celebrating the new...

Kadena Air Base – Okinawa Installation Overview

We will be publishing base reviews of all US Military Installations on Okinawa over the next few months. Many thanks to Anthony for taking on...

White Beach – Okinawa Installation Overview

We will be publishing base reviews of all US Military Installations on Okinawa over the next few months. Many thanks to Anthony for taking on...

A Day Out At Cafe Yabusachi

Editor's Note: Cafe Yabusachi was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on March 7, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post...

February 2016 Local Event Calendar

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of February.  Events on the island are constantly being created and...

January 2016 Local Event Calendar

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Happy New Year everyone! Below you’ll find a list of local events.  Events on the island are constantly being created and...
Hamahiga Island | Okinawa Hai

Hamahiga Island

CONTRIBUTED BY HOLLY BATES You may have visited Hamahiga Island, home of Muruku Beach, but if Muruku has been your only stop- you are missing...
Bangasa Restaurant l Okinawa Hai!

Bangasa 和食処ばん傘

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF We worked up an appetite on our weekend expedition exploring the Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Nakamura House. While those are both worthwhile...
Kumejima Island, Part 2 l Okinawa Hai!

Kumejima Island, Part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Quentin's trip to Kumejima. Click here to read Part 1. CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON With only four and...
Mount Yaedake and Sakura no Mori Park l Okinawa Hai!

Mount Yaedake and Sakura no Mori Park

CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA Towering high above the Motobu landscape is the expansive and beautiful Mount Yaedake. It is ironic that as prominent as the...
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) l Okinawa Hai!

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA If you’re looking to get away for an afternoon and up to taking a bit of an unconventional field trip off...

Café Yashinamiki

CONTRIBUTED BY MERMEE I love food. Being raised in a half-Greek family has given me the reflexes to offer people food, to talk about food,...

2013 Okinawa Hai Calendar – March

The 2013 calendar was only available for a couple of short months at the end of 2012 and the beginning of this year.  In...

Newlywed PCS, Part 12: When Relatives Visit

For those of you planning a move to Okinawa soon, we hope Marie's descriptions of the process of their travel and first months of...

Ocean's Pizza and Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY MELISSA NAZARIO Oceans Pizza Booth Suppose you met a couple of Okinawa newbies (or, you're that Okinawa newbie), still bubbling with excitement and ready...