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Hikari Mitsushima - Pop idol to screen diva

Up until last year, 24-year-old Hikari Mitsushima was best known as a former member of the Okinawan idol group Folder 5.

Okinawa girl movie star

Worlds oldest woman dies at 114

Just a week before her 115th birthday, the oldest person in the world has died on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.

Golden Week Part #4 - Local Camping

Camping on Okinawa should be an unforgettable experience.  Okinawa has the perfect climate for camping all year around.  Fun for all members of the family, camping can be a great way to get the children outside learning about nature and still easy on your pocket book.

Golden Week Part #3 - Hot Air Balloon Rides

The Okinawa Adventure Company offers Okinawa's only tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride. As you rise in the hot air balloon you will be able to view the countryside around Yomitan and the panoramic sea and landscapes from Cape Zanpa in the north, the islands in the west to Naha in the south. Flight sessions are twice daily (weather permitting). After your flight enjoy a drink and a bite to eat on the deck of the sunset cafe.

Golden Week Part #2 - Sea Diving

Did you know Okinawa is the only place in Japan where you can go diving in wetsuits all year round.  At Bluefield you can see thousands of reef fish in Okinawa’s extraordinary reefs, a variety of unique colorful Sea Fans, a Blue Cave with beautiful sunshine coming through, schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays, three kinds of Turtles, Wrecks from World War II, Dream Hole, underwater air domes, caves, Big Schools of Jacks, Underwater Ruins... these are the only part of the list that Okinawa offers. Don't miss diving in Okinawa.

Golden Week Part #1 - Forest Adventure

 

Forest Adventure in Okinawa

Have you ever dreamed of being able to fly? Well if you have, look no farther than the Forest Adventure. Forest Adventure has something for the whole family, from an easy walk through the forest, a hike up a large cliff or flying 30 meters above the ground on a zip line … they have it all.  With 33 different activities to do no one will be bored.  

Carrot Love

 Mr. Nakada Makoto a 57 year old Okinawa farmer hopes his produce will help spread love and peace. Since last week after digging up this loving carrot couple his friends, family and neighbours have been talking about it and taking pictures.  

Okinawa farmer carrots hugging

Okinawa hosted Japan's largest Fashion Show

On Saturday April 24th Okinawa Convention Center in Nana City hosted Japan’s largest fashion show. With 44 of the most popular models taking part, showing off swimwear, summer fashion and resort style dresses all designed for young women.

Okinawa first and largest fashion show

Kokusia Dori getting bigger and better

 Kokusai Dori, downtown Naha’s main street is enhancing its reputation as the island’s most extraordinary shopping district, and it’s getting better and better as the local merchants’ association introduce more changes every month. 

shopping market

French food comes to Okinawa

 Today I would like to introduce you to a fancy restaurant which serves delicious dishes you won’t be able to resist, even if you are on a diet.
 

Ryuguujyou Butterfly House

Tourists love to venture into Okinawa’s Ryuguujyou Butterfly House located on the edge of Expo Park in Motobu Town. Built some 15 years ago, Ryuguujou is the name of the Japanese story about a legendary castle where fish, turtles, mermaids and other sea creatures secretly have feasts and live happily and peacefully in the deep of the sea without letting human beings know their existence. 
 

Okinawa night life

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First Chance Saloon

Every Fri & Sat Night Acoustic Static

Maids make new cafe fun for locals

A popular hot spot in Akiba Tokyo, have just opened a second location in Naha. ‘Love heart plus’ is a little weird with a touch of wacky but the locals love it. “Love heart plus’ is a maid theme café where waitresses dressed in maid costumes act as servants, and treat customers as masters and/or mistresses. At first many people shy away but after a few visits you will definitely love ‘Love heart plus’.

Whats Happening this week in Okinawa

 Whats Happening Today

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Apr 19 – Live House Tsurugashima Hare Presents – 8 p.m. at Live House MODs, Mihama, tickets ¥1,000 in advance, ¥1,300 at door

Apr 19 – Tink Tink/churaku – 7 p.m. at Kalahai, Mihama, tickets ¥1,500

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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