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Pirate Ship Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI Not to be confused with the pirate ship at Araha Beach, this pirate ship is entirely different. I actually don’t know...

Dragon Slide Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI Have I mentioned how awesome Okinawa parks are? Every once in a while, the kids and I find a park that doesn’t...

Asunaro Children’s Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI Okinawa parks are amazing. Many times, the playground equipment is its own art form. I’ve seen Shisa Dogs, treehouses, elephants, dolphins,...

Kuroshio Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI The kids and I like to go for walks around our neighborhood. We are always looking for new places to explore....

Southeast Botanical Gardens

Editor’s Note: The Southeast Botanical Gardens were originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on March 29, 2007, August 27, 2007 and October 10, 2008; an additional...

Kodoma Hiroba Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI If you happen to be on the southern tip of the island, you probably have a reason for being there. There...

Playground near Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI If you’ve ever visited the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters or even driven by on 7, you most likely saw this...

Agarihama Dinosaur Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI While driving around one day, my daughter pointed out a sign with a T-Rex on it. We followed the arrow on...

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....

Machinato Children’s Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI When my husband deployed, I vowed to keep my kids busy. Finding Okinawa’s fun parks was one of the ways we...

Playground at Routes 6 and 329

CONTRIBUTED BY DAPHNE SHAFER-REPASS Finding the great playground at the corner of 329 and 6 was pure kismet. While driving home from Kadena to pick up...

Ikoi No Citizens Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI While driving up 330 one day, I happened to glance to my left and see a large playground. My kids know...

Mashiki Rocket Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI So many times when going to the park, the equipment is geared towards younger kids. My oldest is fine with this;...

Morinokawa Spring

CONTRIBUTED BY MUNEERAH BEE Not too long ago, I randomly chanced upon an interesting legend about a place in Ginowan city. And the next day,...

Shisa Dog (Children’s) Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI One of the main things we associate with Okinawa is the Shisa Dog. They can be seen everywhere, guarding homes and...

Uehara Upland Park

CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI I like to take my kids to the park. We go to new parks often and are usually pleased with the...

Toguchi Beach & Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINA MEHRIARY The gentle rustling of the sugar cane leaves beckoned us a warm welcome as we made our way down to the gentle...

Adan Kid’s Park (AKA Ewok Playground)

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, you can still appreciate this adorable park!  We came across this area by...

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...

Kurashiki Dam

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS & DIANA MIDDLETON This post was originally contributed by Diana Middleton in 2007.  But we felt it deserved an update!  Thanks...

Kakazutaka Observatory Park (Hacksaw Ridge)

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Kakazutaka Panorama Otherwise known as Kakazu Ridge, where a fierce battle took place during WWII. Bullet holes from the war can be...

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...

Mihama Kid's Park

CONTRIBUTED BY CLAIRE BRAY-COLLINS Mihama Front Tot and I love a good quarter mile roller slide over a freeway, like the one at Urasoe Park, a...

Urasoe City Park & Castle Site

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Urasoe Pano 1 Urasoe City Park & Castle Site is a massive network of observatories, walking paths and a large playground at...

Xystus Kidsland

Xystus Front CONTRIBUTED BY IVETTE TRUE The kiddos and I had been exploring Okinawa during their summer vacation.  Beaches, caves, parks, etc…. We love going to...

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...

Shintoshin Park

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE As the weather starts to cool just a little, maybe your thoughts are turning towards Sunday afternoon picnics in the park,...

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...

Araha Beach

CONTRIBUTED BY JULIA CHEN      There are so many things that I will miss about Okinawa but I think one of the things that I...

Tobaru Koen Park

CONTRIBUTED BY JULIA CHEN Editor's Note: We published a new post on this park in October 2013. Click here to read the newer post on...