Tokashiki Island, Okinawa
Located to the west of Okinawa's main island, Tokashiki Island is known for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and of course the possibility of seeing sea turtles in their natural habitat.
Yanbaru Forest Toy Museum in Okinawa
This toy museum on the northern end of Okinawa's main island is basically a big room full of wooden toys!
5 Family-Friendly Typhoon Day Activities
Check out five tried and tested family-friendly typhoon day activities, from window coloring to tabletop games and sofa forts.
Naha's Tsuboya Pottery Festival
The Tsuboya area has been known as "the town of pottery" since the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It celebrates this heritage every November.
Okinawa's Feast of the Dragon God
Featuring everything from dragon dances to taiko drums and massive-scale shodo calligraphy, Uruma City's Feast of the Dragon God festival is a lavish indulgence in local culture.
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
It turns out that kids can enjoy a museum just as much as mom!
9 UNESCO Properties in Okinawa
The Curtis family recently checked off all nine of the properties listed under the "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu."
Kid-Friendly Ranking of 8 Okinawan Ice Creams
From Ryukyu Royal Milk Tea to Okinawa Ta-imo Cheesecake flavor, Fun Flying Four offers an honest assessment of how to keep a cool tummy in Japan's top spot for summer.
Naminoue Shrine is Literally Above the Waves
Perched up on a hill, Okinawa's principal Shinto shrine overlooks Naminoue Beach and the East China Sea.
Cafe Unizon: Food, Books & (Some) Live Music
I was first introduced to Cafe Unizon by a couple of fellow Kiwis also living on Okinawa. It has been a frequent stop for us ever since.
Okinawa's Shikina-en Royal Garden
Shikina-en is one of the nine separate properties that all fall under the single World Heritage Site listing known as the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.