Years ago, when Okinawa Hai had just a few readers and was getting its footing, we took an introspective look at the things we love about this tiny island, especially the details that might go unnoticed – or unappreciated – by many. 

We’d like to remind ourselves about that which we have always loved about our island paradise… even the things which may, at first glance, seem mundane and not worth stopping to examine. 

We found this post buried way back in our archives, and thought it was time to bring it back again. Originally published on July 27, 2007, we present you with “I Love This About Okinawa: San (Part 3)”. We will be re-publishing the other posts in this series throughout the rest of this month.


For just 500 yen, you are invited to a fifteen minute eternity in which you will probably beg for one more chance to mow a lawn, wash a dish or just change a dirty diaper.

This Ferris wheel stands to save you oodles of time and money because even therapy can’t turn your life into a bed of roses this quickly.

Or as the brochure promises, your heart will be danced in the sky.

More or less, yes.

For more posts in our “What I Love About Okinawa” series, follow these links: 
Part 1
Part Two

What do YOU love about Okinawa that might not be obvious? Has one of its features or quirks grown on you over time? Leave a comment below, or write us a post; we’d love to continue this series.