• ikei island culture beach festival
    May 18, 2017

    Culture Beach Festival 2017, Ikei Island , Okinawa Japan

    It's the summer season in Okinawa which means typhoons and festival season. Both are anticipated every year and enjoyed by many local people and travelers alike. This years season is kicking off with…
  • August 31, 2016

    Yoron Island- Perfect Get Away From Bustling Busy City Life

    Editor's Note: Yoron Island was originally written about here on Okinawa Hai on June 5, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this attraction,…
  • April 21, 2016

    Lily Festival on Ie Island

    The 2016 festival will run from Saturday, April 23 - Thursday, May 5, 2016. This post was originally published on May 2, 2008.   CONTRIBUTED BY MARISA If you have dreams of dancing while being surrounded…
  • Ippukuya Café | Okinawa Hai!
    November 23, 2015

    Ippukuya Café

    CONTRIBUTED BY THE WANDERING WAFFLE HEADS One of things that we love doing in Okinawa is exploring. It might be a new beach on a different island or new local store down the street, but what excites…
  • rock climbing miyagi | Okinawa hai!
    November 12, 2015

    Rock Climbing in Miyagi

    CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN If you are an adventure seeker, but not exactly a full fledge dare devil, this rock wall is for you! I discovered it while shooting surfing photos on top of a cliff on Miyagi…
  • little greek kitchen
    August 21, 2015

    Little Greek Kitchen, Yomitan, Okinawa

    Little Greek Kitchen, Yomitan, Okinawa CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW FINK   I actually stumbled across this gem called “Little Greek Kitchen” the day after it officially opened summer of 2015. Just…
  • Izena Island| Okinawa Hai
    August 12, 2015

    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…
  • Yadokari | Okinawa Hai
    June 3, 2015

    Yadokari Studio

    CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE ODRISCOLL A few weeks ago on one of our famous Oki Fun Days, we headed out to Hamahiga Island for the first beach day of the year! On my way to 413 Cafe (it was closed - boo),…
  • Kouri Ocean Tower | Okinawa Hai
    April 27, 2015

    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 outer…
  • Kumejima Island, Part 4 l Okinawa Hai!
    November 7, 2014

    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 Returning…
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