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Stroller Warriors Running Club For Military Spouses And Family In Okinawa.

Editor's Note: Stroller Warriors was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on April 3, 2012; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post...

A Day At Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Editor's Note: The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on March 11, 2007, and May 2, 2008; you can read a PDF copy of...

A Day Out At Ocean Expo Park

CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI When it’s time to move to your next PCS location, you are usually eager to find out as much as you...

Dinosaurs At The Dino Park, Nago

CONTRIBUTED BY GRACE KEIRN   There is a brand new knock your socks off attraction in Nago. The Dino Park is incredible! My kids have been...

Uchina Farm

CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS Uchina Farm, formerly Itoman City Tourist Farm (or Itoman Wine Farm), reopened to the public under new ownership in October 2015,...

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...

Educare Montessori International Preschool

For all you parents looking for a preschool that suits your kids, we’re hoping to add a little something to aid in your search....

Okinawa Zoo

Editor’s Note: Okinawa Zoo was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on March 5, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review...

Yoshinoura Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS My kids and I are trying to knock out as many parks as we can this summer; often we go to...

Tanbo Festa (Rice Field Festival in Kin Town)

CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA If you want to get a dose of culture, doused with mud, and crafty all while having a good time then...

Sukoshi Yogi- Toddler Yoga

  CONTRIBUTED BY MARIA CASTRO It’s so difficult to find activities for young little ones; there just aren’t many options for 2-5 years old. Sure the...

Senaga Island (Senagajima)

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN While I love to explore everything as much as I can on Okinawa, my main driving force to do so is...

Kin Okawa Spring

CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA In the town of Kin there is a natural spring that bubbles and pours forth from the confines of a shrine-like...

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...

Yuki No Hama Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Usually when I discover new playgrounds with my kids, my husband is not with me. On this particular trip he was....

Haebaru’s Beaury Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Thanks to a tip from a great friend at amymaddocks.com, I hit another playground gold mine! Introducing, Haebaru's Beaury Park. The...

Otohadake Forest Park

CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA Northern Okinawa can be a wonderland for those adventurous souls seeking special places to explore off the beaten path and guidebooks....

Urasoe Area Parks

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN One great thing about living in the Urasoe area is that it is filled with parks! The parks may not be...

Maehara Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Do you have children that all prefer different types of slides but lack the energy to park hop all day? Relief...

Geocaching on Okinawa

For those of you who are new(er) to the island and looking for some great outdoor activities to help you explore the island -...

Motobu Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN We have enjoyed our excursions throughout Okinawa and discovering finding the local parks. But I was amazed again when I was...

Sonrise English Preschool & Kindergarten

For all you parents looking for a preschool that suits your kids, we’re hoping to add a little something to aid in your search....

Uji Baru Koen Park

CONTRIBUTED BY MARLOW TOWNES Driving to the Japanese post office one day I noticed a small parking lot, map, and nice stairway up the hillside. Upon...

Ogido Park (Nakagusuku Park)

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Editor's Note: A reader has commented that a sign at this park names it Nakagusuku Park, rather than Ogido Park.  Introducing the...

Urashiro Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Nestled away in the quiet neighborhood of Gusukuma is Urashiro Park. This small little park is great for the little ones...

Yuhi Jido Koen Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Nestled away from the noise of the 58 and next to the outlet of the Makiminato-gawa River is Yuhi Jido Park....

Educational Opportunities Abroad for Gifted Students

CONTRIBUTED BY TERRI SYKES  My 14-year-old son, Christian, is a freshman at Kubasaki High School. He spent several weeks this past summer studying advanced math...

Gajumaru Jidou Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN In Uchidomari, there is a cute little park that my boys and I fell in love with. Gajumaru Jidou Park is...

Miyagi Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN While running one day, I noticed a tree-lined pathway that led to a park. Upon returning with my kids we discovered...

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