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      Japan Nov 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM

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      traveling to Osaka in January

      Japan Nov 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

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      thank you for any info you can provide.

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      Weather around the second week of Jan?

      Osaka Dec 2, 2016 at 1:31 AM

      I am considering a trip to Osaka for a week ( starting around jan6 2017). Headed for Kyoto as well since it is close by. Is it really cold this time of the year? lots of snow and windy?

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    • Overnight activities in Sapporo

      Sapporo Nov 30, 2016 at 6:57 PM

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      Tokyo Nov 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM

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      cheapest way to travel and visit Tokyo and Kyoto from Los Angeles

      Kyoto Nov 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM

      I am thinking of flying into Kyoto from Los Angeles and then departing from Tokyo. Originally, I was going to fly into Tokyo, visit a few days (I have 10 visiting vacation days) and then go to Kyoto and then return to Tokyo for my flight home. I have since found out how expensive it is to travel by train. I am looking into the JR pass which is $269 for 7 days. That is a good deal I believe. So, If fly into Osaka, take the train for $30 to Kyoto, then stay a few days there, then start the 7 day pass while there and use it to go to Tokyo and use it there for five days and then use it to go to the airport too to leave, is that a good economical idea? I have checked plane prices and there is about $100 increase in the flight to Osaka vs. Tokyo.

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    • How´s the weather in October?

      by Johan81 Online Now Aug 21, 2016 at 4:43 AM

      Hi,

      I´m thinking about going to Okinawa, or more specifically Ishigaki, in early October. As far as I know Ishigaki is a part of the Okinawa prefektur!?
      Would you recommend going there this time of the year? How is the weather? Is it beach weather? Rainy and/or windy?

      Br
      //Johan

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM
    • i need travel agency

      by jiigaijin Online Now Feb 1, 2016 at 6:08 PM

      i will travel to okinawa for a week. the problem is i dont have driving licence so i think i should have a travel guide to bring me along the island.. or any suggestions? and where can i book a travel agency/guide?

      8 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 12:40 AM
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      need help with location to stay

      by tranceperent Online Now Jan 11, 2016 at 3:22 AM

      Hi, my wife, my daughter 4 year old and myself are planning for a 5 night trip to okinawa on the 2nd week of may. i want to know few things.
      1. is it a good season to visit the place? as in, is it a typhoon season from 9th-15th may 2016?
      2. which place we should stay in, we need to go to the beach everyday to swim (not necessary snorkel). we arent picky about hotels, though it is not a problem. should we stay in naha or one of the far away places up north. our flight is from tokyo to naha, so cant plan for another island. also preferred if the hotel is either near the monorail station or some stores/restaurants, since we dont prefer to eat in any hotel's limited restaurant choices.

      any recommendation highly appreciated.

      5 Answers Mar 9, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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      Tavelling with big luggage by public transport

      by sunny_koh Online Now Sep 8, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      Here's my travel plan:
      From Naha airport to hotel in Mihama American Village (stay for 1 night), from Mihama American Village to hotel near Nago bus terminal (stay for 2 nights) and back to Naha (3 nights). May I know if I can travel with my big luggage by public bus? I think taxi will be too costly?

      1 Answer Sep 8, 2015 at 4:31 PM
    • Weather in November

      by Johan81 Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 4:41 AM

      Hi,

      I´m going to HongKong in Novermber and was thinking about doing a trip to Okinawa. My questions is if it is easy to travel between HK and Okinawa and how is the weather in mid November? What can I expect? Is it a good time to visit?

      9 Answers Aug 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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      Travel from Naha to Urma

      by buffalohr02 Online Now Feb 12, 2015 at 7:06 PM

      About how much would it be to take a bus or taxi from Naha Airport to Ishikawa Uruma-shi, Okinawa-ken 904-1106, and which way is better?

       

      2 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 5:37 AM
    • General information needed

      by tackett Online Now Feb 12, 2015 at 10:24 AM

      I be will traveling to Okinawa for a couple of weeks and was wondering about cell phones. I mainly want to be able to contact others in my group when we split up and also be able to use maps and a translation app on my phone. I was wondering if there is good service through out the island. Also, I want to do some scuba diving, can anyone recommend a dive company that has English speaking guides.

      Thanks

      2 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 5:44 AM
    • work in okinawa

      by maddydavey Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Hi, my partner and I just arrived in naha, and we were wondering if anyone has any suggestions or tips on getting jobs here, we dont speak much japanese, both have valid working visas and are willing to work for rent.
      thanks

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM
    • are there online sites to getdiscount or coupons to use for sresturants and or attractions

      by kjparsley Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      Are here sites to get coupon or discounts for resturanrs or the attractions for

      okinawa

      4 Answers Jun 3, 2014 at 7:39 AM
    • zamami and aka islands 4 nights in july

      by DRtraveler2014 Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      would love to get some advice on accomodations. I am travelling with 2 daughters and myself and want clean, quiet room with ensuite. thanks

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 1:25 PM
    • 1990's Surfing Okinawa

      by surf_lover Online Now Mar 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM

      Does anyone remember a surfer that drove a brown van, and I believe his name was "Bill"? I think he was in the service? He helped me out once and I never got the chance to thank him, I met him with a guy named Johnny who I believe his father was in the service, i think if I remember right Johnny was a dependent and Bill was in the service mate a Marine? . I wish I could remember more I know he rode a white surf board, But anyone who this rings a bell with any info would be appreciated!! I really need to thank him, and I think it would be a surprise after 20+ years... any help please answer. Thank You All!!!

      2 Answers Mar 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM
    • looking for 1990's surfer?

      by surf_lover Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Anyone know a guy that drove a brown van believe his name was Bill? he surfed on oki? white board?

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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      Best Bars near Camp Foster Okinawa commissary gate?

      by jlc2882 Online Now Jan 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      Can anyone recommend any bars still worth the trip to since the curfew (I'm civilian, so not affected directly)?

      1 Answer Feb 1, 2014 at 6:07 AM
    • Best Beaches in Okinawa

      by Urbanomad Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      Hi, I'm planning on spending 5 days in Okinawa in April and want to spend these days on the best beaches that exist on Okinawa's main island. By what I'v read I'm planning on visiting Okuma Beach, Minnajima Island, Manza Beach, Moon Beach and a day trip to Tokashiki Island.

      Are these the best beaches in Okinawa main Island? Have any other suggestions?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM
    • Itinerary Advice for Okinawa?

      by Urbanomad Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Hi, We are a group of 6 adults and 2 children travelling to Japan in April. We are planning on visiting Okinawa for 5 full days and our itinerary will be:

      Day 1: We arrive at Naha Airport in the afternoon, rent cars and drive to North Okinawa and stay for the next couple of nights in a Hotel close to the Okinawa Aquarium

      Day 2: Visit the Okinawa Aquarium in the morning and spend the afternoon at Emerald Beach or Minnajima Island

      Day 3: Visit Ogimi Village, Okuma Beach and Hedo-misaki (if we have time)

      Day 4: Head south to Naha and along the way stop at Manza Beach and Moon Beach / Spend the Night in Naha

      Day 5: Do a day trip to Tokashiki Island / Spend the night in Naha

      Day 6: Spend the morning visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Tunnels and the rest of the afternoon in Naha.... at the end of the day we have a plane to Kansai Airport.

      Can anyone please give us an opinion on this itinerary? Any advice? I'm particularly worried about the weather and ocean temperature in this time of the year in Okinawa. We wan't to spend these spending time on the beach and water activities.

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Tokashiku Marine Village Contact

      by Urbanomad Online Now Jan 7, 2014 at 2:52 AM

      Hi, could anyone help me out please? I'm going to Tokashiku Island in April and was thinking of staying at Tokashiku Marine Village. I can't seam to be able to find a contact of the Hotel to check availability and make the necessary reservations. Does anyone have a telephone contact or email of the Hotel that you could give me?

      1 Answer Jan 7, 2014 at 3:10 AM
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      transportation to/from Kadena AFB

      by PaulW83 Online Now Dec 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      We will be staying at Seaside Hotel in chatan-Cho and want to visit Kadena AFB. Is there reasonable trans available?
      thanks

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM
    • Does anyone have the contact of Hotel Sun Flower in Tokashiki Island?

      by Urbanomad Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Does anyone have the contact of Hotel Sun Flower in Tokashiki Island?

      Thanks!

      Michael

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM
    • How is the Weather in April?

      by Urbanomad Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      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.

      Thanks!

      3 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 10:39 AM
    • Dugong watching in Okinawa?

      by geminimoai Online Now Sep 20, 2013 at 3:41 AM

      Are there any places in Okinawa to watch dugongs in their natural habitat?

      2 Answers Sep 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM
    • Disc Golf

      by baller04 Online Now Jul 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Does anyone know the location of the Nakijin Hibiscus Course disc golf course. i cant find directions anywhere.

      1 Answer Jul 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM
    • disc golf

      by baller04 Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      Are there any disc golf courses on okinawa? if so where?

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2013 at 5:39 AM
    • Disc golf

      by baller04 Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Is there disc (frisbe) golf courses anywhere on okinawa? If so where?

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2013 at 5:39 AM
    • dokomoshiyotsupu

      by shariwood Online Now Apr 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      what is this place and what does it mean? is it a restaurant? bar?

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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      ATM's

      by MaureenR Online Now Mar 16, 2013 at 5:25 AM

      Can I use my visa debit card to withdraw cash from ATM,s in Okinawa?

      6 Answers Mar 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM
    • Planning a 5-6d vacation to Okinawa. Suggestions & tips?

      by micmik Online Now Feb 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      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

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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      Trip for the Official Spousal Unit to Okinawa (and Japan)

      by mccalpin Online Now Nov 18, 2011 at 8:49 PM

      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...

      Bill

      11 Answers Jan 26, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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      december holiday

      by musiccontempo Online Now Sep 14, 2011 at 8:27 PM

      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?

      5 Answers Sep 28, 2011 at 9:25 AM
    • local tour for snorkel

      by cky888 Online Now May 21, 2011 at 5:33 AM

      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?

      thank you!

    • A week in Okinawa

      by sanscott Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM

      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

      3 Answers Jan 3, 2011 at 10:19 AM