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Capoeira Academy

CONTRIBUTED BY TARA HOWES Tara used to live on Oki and was our Forum manager.  She now resides in Texas, but just had to write...

Okinawa Youth Football

CONTRIBUTED BY ADRIEKE OSMUN OYFL Kid Last December, I was sitting on the bleachers watching my son during his football practice and a wave of emotion...

Happy Surfing Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH HOFFMAN Happy Surfing Exterior I had surfed a bit as a child on the US east coast, and wanted to introduce my children...

Tsuboya Pottery Museum

Tsuboya Museum Front CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Naha’s Tsuboya District has been the center of Okinawan pottery since 1682, but they say the earthenware first began...

Island Youth Lacrosse on Okinawa

Editor's Note: Louise submitted an article about her kids' success with Island Youth Lacrosse back in 2012.  Since then, the league has grown and...

Kenmin no Mori (Prefectural Citizen's Forest)

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY WELLS Another geocaching adventure took us north to Kin on a beautiful, spring Saturday. The cache was located at Kenmin no Mori...

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...

Kiyuna Farm

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES While driving from the Okinawa Aquarium to Okuma, we came across a big brown sign that had a picture of a...

Tanaga-gumui (Aha Falls)

CONTRIBUTED BY CASSANDRA ABEL Tanaga View Tanaga Hike On a trip up to Cape Hedo we found another small wonder of Okinawa called Tanaga-gumui (also called Aha...

Music Together Trumpetfish

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY WELLS Music Class Six months ago I found an ad on the Okinawa Yard Sales website with information regarding a new music class...

Skip Kid's Clothing

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FILLMAN Skip Front I am pregnant with my first child, and was very excited when I stumbled upon this store, Skip. It's...

Joy Company

CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA COSTA Joy Company provides balloon decorations and so much more. My favorite thing about Joy Company is not just the quality of...

Snorkeling with Misaki Dive Center

CONTRIBUTED BY EILEEN O'REILLY Snorkeling Thumbs Up Anyone who knows me knows that I am a control freak. I freely admit it. I won’t...

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS Cards CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER Your three-year old spilled his orange juice, and while you are on your hands and knees cleaning it up, you...

Okinawa Kids Clothing Swap

Swap Clothing CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER The concept of swap shopping is simple and genius: take what you don’t need and trade it for something you...

Sea Glassing

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES As a “Florida Girl” I’ve spent much time around the water and in the sand.  I’ve collected pretty shells, an...

Seifa Utaki

CONTRIBUTED BY MELISSA MCDANIEL You’re probably aware that Okinawa is the home of nine sites designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you’ve probably visited...

Favori – Ladies, Kids & Accessories

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Living in Okinawa, we’ve often read some awkward sounding phrases on shirts that made us go, “Huh!?” Sometimes it almost sounds...

More Strawberry (Ichigo) Picking

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN If you live in the US, chances are by now you would have gone strawberry picking or your child might have...

Haneji Dam

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon a hidden gem? This happened to my husband and I when we...

Whale Watching on Zamami Island

CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE D. Among the many marine activities you can experience in Okinawa, whale watching is probably one of the easiest and most rewarding....

SeaSeed

CONTRIBUTED BY THERESA COCKHILL One of the things I love about Okinawa is its complete randomness.  Most things are unexpected, and everyday can literally be...

Civic Center Park or Yaejima Koen

CONTRIBUTED BY JULIE BROWN AND JENNIFER STARCHER Let me just start by saying, "Okinawans really know how to build a park." Not long ago, I decided...

Sunset Square at Expo Park

CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER After a rainy week of being relegated to the indoors, my family was ready for some fun and sun!  After a...

Okinawa Ostrich Show Land

CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY FINDERS My husband and I have always enjoyed visiting unique animal farms/parks.  On our first vacation together we visited an alligator...

Okinawa Fruits Land: Tropical Kingdom

CONTRIBUTED BY ANALICIA MCCLELLAN I'm sure a lot of you have been to the Pineapple Park in Nago, but did you know a couple blocks...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER SHAFER Parenting is not always a bowl of cherries, especially when you have an energetic, in-your-face, rambunctious, and all around difficult five...

Happiness Kids Clothing

CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA "Sell so much, your kids think they are next."  -- Advise from financial wizard, Dave Ramsey With PCSing looming large on the...

Make Your Own Salt at Gala Salt Factory

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Next time you're looking for a fun activity for your family over the weekend, why not consider a visit to the...

Harness Your Inner Amazing Race Contestant… Geocaching on Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Okinawan vista, photo taken while geocaching last weekend A while back, a neighbor of ours mentioned that he's been doing something with...