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Taiiku-No-Hi, Undokai, and Rajio Taiso – All About Sports!

This post was originally published on October 3, 2009; we are resharing it with you so you have a better understanding of this unique national sports...

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...

Miyagi Island Bridge Jump

Taking a jump from the Miyagi island bridge CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN WARNING: Don’t jump if you don’t want to! Peer pressure is only good in times...

Koru Piki: Rock-Climbing Gym, Ginowan

CONTRIBUTED BY JASON ANNIS A brand new rock climbing gym opened up on June 5th, 2016 in Ginowan that is just a 15-minute walk or...

Maeda Flats Beach

Maeda Flats Beach CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETOWN (September 2007; 2016 update below) photo submitted by Donna Mack Maeda Flats is a cool beach because there is an...

Naha Dragon Boat Races

Editor's Note: Naha Dragon Boat Races was originally published on September 16, 2012; we're pulling it from the archives for those of you who...

Applied Wing Chun Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY ROB DOGGETT After years of growing up watching Bruce Lee movies, like every kid, I always wanted to learn how to do what...

Zakimi Castle Site Park “Wooden Way” Jogging/Walking Trail

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES Zakimi Castle Site Park has a paved trail that leads to “Wooden Way”, a long boardwalk that runs through a dense...

Fe-Nu Ashtanga Yoga

CONTRIBUTED BY BRIAN I discovered Fe-Nu Yoga last summer. Before, I casually hopped around yoga studios in Japan and California, unaware of the type of...

Ogimi River Trek

CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN Looking for a sheer, unadulterated, organic adventure in the form of a gorgeous fresh water river trek? Here's our answer! I have...

Breyette Yoga Dojo/Thai Massage

CONTRIBUTED BY ALFI VELASCO Breyette Thai Massage is Thai Massage at its finest, along with the intensity needed to  ensure all those little “stuck” spots...

Forest Of Residence Trail

CONTRIBUTED BY MURIEL COLLINS There are moments when I am so blown away by this island’s beauty that I say to myself, “I can’t believe...

CrossFit Habu

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Are you looking for a new and fun fitness routine? Do you want to learn new skills to include Olympic lifting,...

Yoga Teacher Training: Rebecca Cohen 200 RYT

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTIN LITTLE I found my journey to yoga while looking for relief from anxiety and panic. I was not fully sold on the...

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...

Hiji Falls

Editor’s Note: Hiji Falls was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 7, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of the original review HERE....

Onna-son (Onna Village) Akama Athletic Park

CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE CAMINA By far one of the nicest places on island to get one’s PT on is Onna Village’s Akama Athletic Park. The park...

Bise Tree Road: Fuku Ippuku Chaya Bike Rentals

Editor's Note: We have another post all about Bise Village, but for more specifics about bike rentals, keep reading below! CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY ANNIS Bise Fukugi...

Windsurfing: Kaichu Doro, “The Red Bridge”

CONTRIBUTED BY SANDY GIBBONS If you are like my husband, you gave up bringing the couch to Okinawa because you had to bring your windsurfing...

UechiRyu Zankyokai Dojo – Karate

CONTRIBUTED BY IRINA On a small subtropical island such as Okinawa, it is usually physically impossible to take a road less travelled. However, if you...

Omiya Park

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN Soon after my son started attending a Japanese preschool, we discovered this playground right around the corner. The Omiya Park is...

Cheer on Runners in the Okinawa Marathon

This post was originally published on February 26, 2010. We're pulling it out of the archives so that maybe this year you can help...

Iheya Moonlight Marathon

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN My husband and I heard about a race that you run in the moonlight, and we had to find out more...

Mahoney’s Gushikawa Boxing Gym and Bar

CONTRIBUTED BY DAVID HIGGINS Okinawa City’s Koza Area outside Kadena Gate 2 is not the nicest place to take a stroll, in my opinion. However,...

Nishizaki Athletic Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI Whenever I see an Okinawan park that is called an Athletic Park, I know it’s going to be a good one....

P-Com, Ginowan Swimming School

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN I am writing this to provide the information I have, and also to say I wish I had looked into this much...

Okinawa Kenpo Kenyukai Karate

CONTRIBUTED BY CYNTHIA WALKER  After years of studying karate, it finally occurred to me that I should share my experience with others. I was teaching...

Bushido Mud Run

Editor's Note: Registration for the April 25, 2015 Bushido Mud Run is open and more information is available on the MCCS Okinawa website. The...

Footloose Dance Studio

CONTRIBUTED BY SUZIE SMITH For the New Year I’ve been looking for a fun new way to incorporate more movement into my daily life as...

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