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Cafe & Bar Tsuken Terrace at Tsuken Island

Cafe & Bar Tsuken Terrace at Tsuken Island Contributed by Louise Dupuy Video and Photos by Pete Leong Tsuken is a little known island only a 30...

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...

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...

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...
Ippukuya Café | Okinawa Hai!

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Kumejima Island, Part 3

Editor's Note: This is the third installment of Quentin's adventure to Kumejima. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part...

Kumejima Island, Part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Quentin's trip to Kumejima. Click here to read Part 1. CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON With only four and...

Swim to Adaga Island

CONTRIBUTED BY WILL MILLER After months of exploring Okinawa, my wife and I were looking for something beyond a typically tropical island beach, a typically...

Oodomari Beach (On Ikei Island)

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTIN LITTLE On a quest to find a snorkel spot for our first time snorkeling, and a place that was also safe for...

 Ishigaki Island on a Budget

CONTRIBUTED BY ANABELA DA SILVA JENKINS Traveling in Japan on a budget might seem challenging, but with a little planning and a good dose of...

Book Review: Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands

CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS Editor's Note: Local author Robert Walker provided a complimentary copy of his book to Marie so that she could take a...

"Hidden Beach" (on Yonashiro Miyagi-jima Island)

CONTRIBUTED BY RYAN P. BURGER In my travels around Okinawa shooting landscapes, I’ve tried my best to stick to areas that aren’t oversaturated by other...

Kudaka Island

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Want to see a beautiful island with friendly faces, loads of history, and untouched by tourism? According to folklore, Kudaka Island...

Destiny Charters: Diving, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruises, Private Charters

CONTRIBUTED BY SANDRA STAMOS Looking to spend the day out on or under the water? I highly recommend Destiny Charters. Based out of the Okinawa Marina...

Muruku Beach: Hidden Paradise on Paradise

CONTRIBUTED BY RYAN P. BURGER Looking for a beach that isn’t Toguchi or White Beach? How about someplace a little less crowded and a little...

Ojima Island

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES You know that book titled, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt?” Well, that’s what our family felt like doing on a...

Nakabaru Ruins

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS While Geocaching the other day on Ikei Island, we came across a really cool historical site called Nakabaru Ruins.  There are...

Zamami Island, Take 2

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Zamami Kaminohama Lookout Editor's note:  Steve wrote THIS post a few years back about Zamami Island, Michelle wrote THIS about whale watching...

Kourijima

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Before I visited Kouri Island, I never really understood the idea of stay-cations. How can you have a vacation at home?...

Komaka Jima

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON I never though I would tell someone “I’d wish the fish would stop following me”, especially since I love snorkeling. This...

Tsuken-jima

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Tsuken-jima is a nice get away easily seen from White Beach or Katsuren castle. Also known as “carrot island”, this place...

Mount Gusuku on Ie Island

Gusuku CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Anywhere from Manzamo to Motobu facing out west toward the sea, you see an island not too far out with a...

Minna-Jima

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Minna Beach It was finally a nice day in between all of the rain, so I invited a bunch of co-workers and...

Miyako-Jima

CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH MAGID Miyako View by Stephanie Magid Miyako Beach Mid-October, my little family and I took a much-needed vacation to the small island of Miyako...

Iriomote Island (Yaeyama Islands)

Continuing our features on the Yaeyama Islands... CONTRIBUTED BY LISA RUPPERT On our second full day in Ishigaki we decided to take a ferry to explore...

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