Does anyone have the contact of Hotel Sun Flower in Tokashiki Island?
Hi, I'll be travelling to Okinawa between the 24th of April 2014 and 1st of May 2014. I'm a bit worried that it won't be warm for spending time sunbathing on beach and snorkeling. Can someone please give me an idea of how the weather is at this time of year? I've read a lot of different opinions.
Are there any places in Okinawa to watch dugongs in their natural habitat?
Does anyone know the location of the Nakijin Hibiscus Course disc golf course. i cant find directions anywhere.
Are there any disc golf courses on okinawa? if so where?
Is there disc (frisbe) golf courses anywhere on okinawa? If so where?
what is this place and what does it mean? is it a restaurant? bar?
Can I use my visa debit card to withdraw cash from ATM,s in Okinawa?
Itinerary, suggested locations for hotels, etc will be greatly appreciated. We are both avid divers as well, so tips as to how/where we should go, also welcome. We plan to go during last wk of March
The OSU (Official Spousal Unit) spent a number of formative years in Okinawa at the US SAC base there during the 60s (Air Force brat). It turns out that I have a number of system-wide upgrades on American Airlines that expire in early 2013. The OSU has never been back to Japan or Okinawa, so it occurs to me that if I come into a lot of money, a trip to the Orient before the upgrades expire would be prudent.
So, if you were going to Okinawa for a couple of days for old times' sake, what would you do? She had told me about the base (like the night that the fully loaded B-52 crashed on takeoff, making a very large crater), the unapproved little eateries that her mother would take the two kids to, the beaches where they hunted for rock lobster and occasionally found old ordinance, the places where she would ride horses...would do former Air Force brats do when they return after 40+ years?
I don't mind driving - I learned to drive in Rome at the age of 23 after all - so if a car is needed to see all the stuff that a former resident would want to see, that's OK with me.
I also assume that there is far more to see in Japan than in Okinawa (duh) but that is a separate discussion (I am not sure she went there more than once on R&R - she has some stories about how her diminutive blond gaijin mother would tell jokes in bad Japanese and thoroughly confuse the locals who wondered just who the heck this woman was...)
Anyway, thoughts on Okinawa itself would be appreciated...
hi all, i thinking to visit okinawa decemeber with my wife, probably a week stay, can anyone advise on weather condition, and is it crowded? beside hotel, any unique inn or apartment comfortable to stay? is it easy renting a car and tour around or public transport the best?, cos last time in tokyo taxi is very expensive . aside from google okinawa, i hve no clue about this place, good to advise any unusual spot goood to visit?
Hi! I am going to Okinawa the coming Thursday.
May I know if there is any local tours picking ppl up from Naha to Onna for snorkel? We would like to go snorkel at the Aoi cave. Would there be any half day tour?
WE have air tickets for Okinawa at the end of March. Where should be stay? How is the best way to get around. We would like any suggestions to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks
the post said its 3 blocks outside kadena gate 2 across the street from pyramid...at the big intersection out gate 2 do you take a left or a right to get there?
Anyone out there know if the East Coast bar is still around? I was stationed in Oki. for 8 years with the Marines in the 80`s and early 90`s worked at the bar for years. I really miss Ginny and Muneo as they were great friends and great people. It has been a long time, don`t know if they would remember me after all these years.
Hi there, I am planning my trip to Japan for next summer and would like to go to okinawa at the end of June which is the end of the rainy season there. However I heard that typhoon season starts in June? How high normally are the chances of being hit with a typhoon late June to early July? And when does it start getting really busy with visitors?
I will be flying from the USA to Tokyo. I would like to take a Ferry in to Okonawa. Is this possible?? Thanks!!
How what is the least expensive way to get to Okinawa? Should we fly to Tokyo or Taiwan. i read this someplace. Also are there inexpensive domestic airlines
from either of these cities? otherwise too expensive. Thanks
Hi, my cuz and I are landing at Naha Airport at 1830 on the 13th Apr. Need a ride to Camp Hansen where we will be staying. The taxi is rather costly so is looking for alternative mode of transportation that will not cost so much. Thanks and pls help.
Trying to find a somewhat cheap place to get away for the weekend on okinawa. Does anybody know any good places on the island like that?
I am going to visit my friend who is a marine probably in January. I want to surprise him so I dont want to ask him this myself. Can someone tell me what hotels are closest to the marine base?? Thank you!!
Do you have any Indian grocery stores or Restaurants in Okinawa-Japan?
Please advice as my family and I are moving to Okinawa for 3 years.
I am heading to Okinawa around the second week of April and I have been trying to find out how to get there from the end of the JR rail line at Hakata. I cant seem to find out any information about buses or ferries, costs and timetables on the internet or in books. Everything I find talks about flying. However I am hoping there is a cheaper option.
I will also need to get from the islands back to Osaka to fly back to Canada.
I also heard that in order to get to the southern keruma islands, you have to book your ferry 2 weeks in advance. Is this true?
Any information would be greatly greatly appreciated!!
Are there any hotels near the Peace Prayer Park? Me and my friends are wanting to come down there this weekend, but we need to know if there is a place where we could stay. So if you could inform me, if there are any hotels near (as close as possible) to peace prayer park, I would appreciate it very much.
I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on a trip I’m planning to Okinawa for some American study abroad students based in Kyoto.
I am particularly interested in hearing any traditional live music and dance or modern music influenced by traditional sources such as the Ryukyu Underground. Does anyone know where could find any cool music or other interesting events on the following dates, Feb 28th to Mar 3rd?
Also we are planning on going to one of the touristy theme parks. Does anyone have any thoughts on which would be better for a group of American college students, Okinawa World or Ryukyu Mura?
We only have 5 days in Okinawa and two of them are travel days. Our itenarary is as follows..
2/27- Arrival in Okinawa.
Go to hotel on Kokusai dori.
Explore Kokusai dori and the market place.
2/28 Visit one of the military bases for a tour.
Go to Shuri castle.
3/1 Visit the Japanese Navy underground HQ, the Himyuri caves and the peace museum. Go to a dinner show at Eiko Miyazato’s House of Performance Arts in Naha.
3/2 I’m not sure what to do on this day but I would like to visit either Okinawa world or Ryukyu Mura and do one other thing. Any ideas?
3/3 Morning free
If anyone has any advice on changes that could be made or good restaurants or interesting things to see near the places we are going, please let me know. Any advice would be really appreciated. I know it’s an incredibly short trip but were coming from Kyoto so at least we won’t be jet lagged.
Hi. What is the best way to go about shipping access clothing and personal items from Oki to the states? Do I need an exact physical address to ship to also, or can I do a pick-up upon arrival, or to a P.O. box (station)? Thanks.
I am active duty military in Okinawa on SOFA. Is it possible for me to purchase a house in okinawa? what laws are there for foreigners buying property? does anyone have any experience with this?
I am moving to Okinawa early next year from Australia and was wondering what the cost of living is like. Is rent expensive?
WHERE IS THE TOYS R US STORE IN OKI AND HOW DO I GET THERE FROM YOMITAN? ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
We plan to visit Okinawa in mid-February. Can anyone advise me of the climate and temperature? Are the beaches beautiful? Can we swim during that time?