Blog Posts - Okinawa



Nana-san-maru: driving in Okinawa

七三丸 沖縄 Today in Japanese history was known in the prefecture of Okinawa on July 30 1978 as Nana-san-maru, the Japanese for "730." "730" referred to July 30 being the day on which traffic rules in the prefecture were brought into line with...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 30, 2013

Iriomote Cat

西表山猫The Iriomote Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis) exists only on Iriomote Island on the Yaeyama chain of islands in Okinawa.The Iriomote Cat is classified as critically endangered with less than 200 in the wild and great effor...
by Japan Visitor on May 31, 2013

Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens Ishigaki

宮良殿内, 石垣Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens (also Miyaradunchi) in the center of Ishigaki city in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is the early 19th century home of a government official, who was in charge of the unification of the Yaeyama...
by Japan Visitor on May 14, 2013

Ishigaki Market Yu-gurena Mall

公設市場, 石垣One place worth returning to again and again in Ishigaki city in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is the small but lively Ishigaki Market (Yu-gurena or Euglena Mall).The market consists of only two covered arcades but sells a varie...
by Japan Visitor on May 12, 2013

Cheap Price Okinawa Coral Calcium 1,000 mg 60 Caps by Nature’s Blend

Nature’s Blend Okinawa Coral Calcium is a natural source of minerals with a superior nutrient profile. Coral calcium delivers 72 natural trace minerals to promote optimal health. Coral calcium helps support healthy bone, heart and muscle functi...
by Antioxidant of Health life on May 7, 2013

Yaeyama Museum Ishigaki

八重山博物館, 石垣In the center of Ishigaki city in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is the small and somewhat quaint, Yaeyama Museum.The Yaeyama Museum contains a collection of the local crafts of Ishigaki and the other islands in the Yaeyama...
by Japan Visitor on May 6, 2013

2013.03.28 okinawa movie festival – kim hyun joong Your Story – Let’s Party

沖縄国際映画祭 リハーサル. Video Rating: 5 / 5 Clip liên quan: Kim Hyun Joong (PERU) Let’s Party SS501 김현중 kIM hYUN jOONG Attend JYJ Kim Jae Joong VIP “Jackal is Coming” Movie premiere [Memories] Shy Smile of Kim...
by Video Clip Youtube on May 3, 2013

Tojin Baka Ishigaki

唐人墓, 石垣Driving west along the coast road from Ishigaki city in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is the colorful Chinese-style tomb memorial of Tojin Baka just off the highway.The memorial is dedicated to a group of Chinese laborers who...
by Japan Visitor on May 2, 2013

20130329 Kim HyunJoong fancam @ Arrival at Incheon Airport from Okinawa Japan

Do not re-upload ,re-edit & erase the logo I don’t share anything with Ssangchu. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Clip liên quan: 20121215 Kim hyun joong fancam @ Gimpo Airport (busan) 2013.04.04. KIM HYUN JOONG 김현중 fancam – Incheon Itnl&#...
by Video Clip Youtube on Apr 28, 2013

Gongendo Shrine Ishigaki

権現堂,石垣Gongendo Shrine on Ishigaki Island in Yaeyama, Okinawa, is situated right next door to Torinji Temple just a short way west of Ishigaki Port on Yui Road (Route 79).Gongendo Shrine was constructed in 1614 and rebuilt in 1786 after it w...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 26, 2013

Kabira Bay Ishigaki

川平湾,石垣Kabira Bay (kabira wan) on Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is Ishigaki's main tourist draw and is an awe-inspiring and beautiful natural site.Kabira Bay is famous for its lovely emerald colored water, cultured...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 23, 2013

Torinji Temple Ishigaki

桃林寺,石垣Located a little west of Ishigaki Port on Yui Road (Route 79) is Torinji Temple, which according to the official tourist pamphlet was the first Buddhist temple built on the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa.Torinji, which belongs to the Zen...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 19, 2013

Ishigaki Port

石垣港Ishigaki Port is the major ferry hub of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa with ferries to Taketomi Island (10 mins), Iriomote (40 mins), Kuroshima (30 mins), Kohama (30 mins), Hateruma (60 mins) and Yonaguni Island (4 hours). There are no longe...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 18, 2013

Choosing A Good Japanese Shochu

さつま島美人I am no connoisseur of sake (Japanese rice wine) let alone shochu so I asked a Japanese friend to recommend a good bottle for me. He suggested a shochu called "Satsuma Island Princess" (Satsumajima Bijin) from Kagoshima Prefecture a...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 17, 2013

Kaiji Beach & Hoshizuna

星砂Kaiji Beach on Taketomi Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa is famous for its star sand or hoshizuna.To paraphrase the information boards on the beach: "Star sand is the sedimentation of the foraminifera's dead shells (Baculogypsina sphaer...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 8, 2013

Travel Photo: Gara Stone Bridge in Uruma City Okinawa, Japan

Gara Bridge may be one of the oldest bridges in Okinawa, Japan.It is Uruma City Cultural Asset #17  "Architecture" according to a sign posted nearby.Originally, it was a wooden bridge built for the safety of children going to school.That was bac...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Apr 6, 2013

Demon Fighting on a Rainy Day in Okinawa (Photos)

Old People: Don't Try This at Home It all started when someone shared this through StumbleUpon.School girls in Japan are making these awesome photos.They get these whacky ideas from watching the manga movies Dragon Ball. Being a photographer, yo...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Apr 5, 2013

Camera Stroll Through Heiwa Dori Naha Okinawa (Photos)

12 Photos to Inspire the Shoppers At least once a month Yahoo emails asking for shopping articles to be written.They are asking the wrong person.  Because, I don't like shopping.Photos of what you see in the local shops may help you decide...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Apr 5, 2013

Iriomote Wildlife Center

The Iriomote Wildlife Center on Iriomote Island in Okinawa is an interesting introduction to the amazing flora and fauna found on Japan's most natural island.Up to 80% of Iriomote is virgin sub-tropical forest, coral reefs and mangrove swamps and thi...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 5, 2013

Doggie Photo: Rufus at Red Beach Okinawa, Japan

The best light for outdoor photography is before 9AM.This photo was taken this morning at 8:56 with the Canon G12 handheld.Camera specs: f/8  1/400  ISO 80Lens at 16mmIf anybody is looking for a little doggie, I have one I'll give you for f...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Apr 4, 2013


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