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Taketomi Island (Yaeyama Islands)

CONTRIBUTED BY LISA RUPPERT Our spring break get-away to Ishigaki Island provided us with the perfect opportunity to explore this quaint little island.  Taketomi Island is...

Ishigaki Island (Yaeyama Islands)

CONTRIBUTED BY LISA RUPPERT In an effort to escape the doldrums of daily life and work, my husband and I decided to plan a little...

ANA Intercontinental – Ishigaki Island

We were recently invited to enjoy a complimentary night at the ANA Intercontinental on Ishigaki Island.  Sarah & her husband happily obliged, but the...

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....

Tokashiki Island: Island Getaway to the Keramas

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES My husband and I were feeling the itch to set out on another vacation, but we were looking for a weekend...

Ikei Island

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE  You know how sometimes you’ll be sitting at your computer, rain pouring down outside (as it has done for days...

Ishigaki Island: Free-flowing Food, Trapeze, and Monkeys

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON This past weekend, we visited Ishigaki island, a neighboring island only a 45 minute flight away from Okinawa. We stayed at a...

Snorkeling in the Kerama Islands

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON The Kerama Islands are a chain of lush subtropical islands about 20 miles away from Naha Port. Even before we moved to...

Zamami Island

CONTRIBUTED BY STEVE A relatively short ferry ride from Tomari port in Naha, Zamami is part of the Kerama islands. It’s a popular dive/snorkel/beach destination in...