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Roller Derby has been revived!

 The Kokeshi Roller Dolls are bringing roller derby sports entertainment to the Okinawa community with their first bout Saturday, May 14. Roller Derby has been revived internationally by women who have returned the sport to its original athletic roots.
roller derby

Azela Festival(Tsutsuji Matsuri)

Look!  Aren’t these azaleas beautiful?  

“Where are you now? “I am at the Higashi Village Azalea Festival!”

tsutsuji matsuri okinawa
Fifty thousand azaleas are in almost full bloom in Eco Park of Higashi village in northern Okinawa, covering greenery hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  

The pink shell azaleas welcome you before the entrance of the park.

EISA season in OKINAWA!

 Okinawa has just held the Bon festival, a three-day observance from August 22 to 24 this year, which is July 13 to 15 of the lunar calendar.  Our ancestor spirits stay with us these three days and on the final night we send them off.  Young people come out on the streets to perform EISA dance, this is how we entertain our ancestor spirits.  

 

Another Typhoon, Malou Warning

Okinawa will again become the target of a tropical system this weekend. 
Typhoon Malou, the 9th tropical cyclone in Japan this year, formed Friday afternoon about 470 kilometers southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and was moving northwest at a speed of 36 kilometers an hour. 

The strong winds and torrential rain will persist into August 4th to 5th as Malou passes by.The winds will be of minimal tropical storm force, but they will still be capable of causing some tree damage and power outages. 

Typhoon Kompas Update /Flights update

 A strong Typhoon Kompasu (Typhoon No.7) stroke Okinawa directly with winds of hurricane strength and torrential rain early Tuesday.

As of 9pm August 30th, the center of Typhoon Kompasu was located about 230km south of Minami Daitou Is. 

Also there are another 2 typhoon Lionrock(No. 6) in Tiwan area and Typhoon Namtheun(No.8) located on the Yonaguni Island.Tropical Storm Lionrock is forecast to land on the shores of southeastern China west of Taiwan at midweek.

3days at Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa from 31,500yen/JUMBO TOURS

Sometimes it is so hard to find a great deal living in the other countries.
Okinawa-Information.com will be happy to introduce some of the great Okinawa deal!

Typhoon warning update2010/08/28

 According to the Japan Meteorological Agent, a tropical storm beginning to pound west of Naha reached Typhoon strength on Friday. There is a waring of heavy rain in Nago city area. There are no flight cacellation but we strongly suggest to check your flight company website or travel agent for update. 

Here is the latest update.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/353_table.html

Beautiful Sesoko Beach

 Look at this!  This natural powder white sand beach and the clarity of water here are just a few of the reasons that Sesoko beach is one of the top-ranked beaches on the Main Island of Okinawa. With water so crystal clear that you can see the beautiful white sand on the bottom, it’s not hard to tell why Sesoko beach is the most popular beach in Japan for photographers to do shoots with swimsuit models there.  

sesoko beach

New Entertainment Spot: Depo Island

 New shopping center and entertainment center is now open in Mihama American Village in Chatan.

It is located in the central part of Okinawa, just off the route 58.

depoisland, chatan 

Kyoda Road Station-Yanbaru Local Products Center

 I would like to introduce you to Kyoda Road Station-Yanbaru Local Products Center by photos.

Kyoda Station, okinawa

It was just 9 o’clock in the morning with very few visitors.  Staff were preparing their products.  This place is usually crowded in the daytime but at this time of day it is a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere, this is a new experience and extremely delightful.  

Kato Shokudo (Diner) in Ginowan

 I would like to continue to introduce nice restaurants for those who travel to Okinawa.

My recommendation today is….“Kato Shokudo”
 If you like French cuisine or Italian cuisine,Kato Shokudo is what you’ve been looking for.  

加藤食堂 in Japanese

http://r.tabelog.com/okinawa/A4704/A470404/47002382/

 

Ocean View Restaurant, Casa La Tida

Summer vacation has just started in Japan.  Under the clear weather, many people are coming to Okinawa and enjoy driving through the islands.  You might be wondering where you should eat.  For such Okinawan tourists, I would like to introduce some good restaurants!

 

Japanese Spiny Lobster Season in Miyako Island

 Ise-Ebi, known as Japanese spiny lobsters(Panulirus Japonicus) are in season in Miyako Island!
Ise Ebi lobsters are popular idem in high-class Japanese cuisine. It's usually served as sashimi, BBQ, frying and roasting alive.

Iseebi
Mie and Chiba prefecture are account for most percentage of the domestic catch but usually their season start in late August.
But in Miyakojima Island you can enjoy this yummy lobster in most restaurants.

Opportunity for a business in a beautiful Ishigaki Island

This property (land) Ibaruma 20 is located in Ibaruma, northern part of Ishigaki Island. Close to the Tamatorizaki observatory, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ishigaki Island.

NEW: TOURS page updated!

 NEW: TOURS page Updated!

Okinawa-Information.com's tours page has been updated.
We have a variety of tours from bus tours to private tours. When you are in Okinawa and wants to experience little bit of everything it is good way to join a bus tour or even have your personal English speaking or Chinese speaking tour guide to show you around.

Here are the list of all new updated tours.
 

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA

 

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