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Naha to Nago Okinawa

Day 4: Self-drive from Naha to Nago (Okinawa Outlet Mall, Aeon Oroku, Orion Beer Tour & More)

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It’s Day 4 in Okinawa. We’ll be leaving the populated capital of Okinawa (Naha) and head north to Nago. You’ll see us shopping at Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa before driving along the highway to reach Nago City. Watch us get tipsy over a few mugs of free beer at Orion Happy Park and hopped from mall to mall in Nago. Sounds interesting? Check out more pics and tips below. :)   Why you may need a Locker …

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Top 30 Skincare and Makeup to Get from Japan (Updated in 2019)

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  Love Japan Beauty Products as much as I do? I’ve spent the past few days updating the Japan Must-Buy List and I’m so glad to share that we now have 30 Freaking Awesome Japan Skincare and Makeup in this 2019 list. There are more to be added as I continue to test the new batch of products that I’ve hauled back from Okinawa. Even after 6 months, I’ve yet to try all of them because …

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Cape Zanpa Okinawa

Top Things to do in West Okinawa – Tomari Fish Market, Zakimi Castle, Cape Zanpa & More (Day 3)

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Day 3 in Okinawa is all about exploring the Western Coast of Okinawa. Today, I’ll show you what I feel is the best castle in Okinawa and also explore a few rugged capes. Feeling adventurous? Join me as we DIY snorkel at one of the capes before ending our West Okinawa exploration with a great dinner at Aeon Rycom.   How a Real Local Market is like: Tomari Fish Market (2pm) Guys, remember that we had …

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Cape Kyan Okinawa

Day 2 in South Okinawa – Gushikawa Castle, Cape Kyan, Giza Banta Cliff, American Village & More

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Hey, I’m not done with Okinawa yet. :) Thank you for waiting and let’s get back to Okinawa Day 2 (part II). Today, we’ll continue from our Day 2 (AM) itinerary and explore Gushikawa Castle, Cape Kyan, Odo Beach and Giza Banta Cliff in the afternoon. We’ll also be doing our first DIY snorkeling in Okinawa which would be followed by a visit to the American Village and Don Quijote Ginowan. Join me as most of the places in today’s post …

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Free Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide (Revamped Copy)

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Hi Guys, I believe many have already downloaded the Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide. It was launched a few months ago and seems quite popular eh. Is it because you guys are all heading over to the beautiful south island of Japan? Free Printable Okinawa Itinerary (Revamped Copy) Good news for everyone! I’ve just completed a major revamp of the Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide – it’s now a 3-page copy instead of two.  In the printable PDF copy, you’ll …

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Seifa Utaki Southern Okinawa

Explored Southern Okinawa & Visited the Best Cape in Okinawa (Cape Chinen, Seifa Utaki, Oujimaimaiyu Market) – Day 2

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There are so many capes in Okinawa. Which is the best? Today, I’ll share with you my Day 2 Itinerary in Okinawa. Psst, we’ll be exploring Southern Okinawa – you’ll get to see the most charming cape in Okinawa. We’ll also visit Seifa Utaki and Ouijimaimaiyu Fish Market and talk a little about the difference between MOS Burger in Okinawa and in Singapore. Which is better? Let’s find out.   MOS Burger in Okinawa | How it differs …

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Tsuboya Pottery Street - Okinawa History

Himeyuri, Former Japanese HQ, Tsuboya Pottery Street & Kokusai Dori Streets on Day 1 (pt 2)

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What’re the first few things to do after arriving in Okinawa? How about visiting places that can provide insights into Okinawa’s history and learn how the island was tragically impacted during WWII? On Day 1 (Part 2), we would visit Himeyuri Peace Museum, Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters and Tsuboya Pottery Street. We’ll round up this post with lighter contents towards the end by sharing food, food and more food at Kokusai Dori Street aka “The Tourist Street”. Psst, this …

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Mr Kinjo in Mihara Okinawa Hotel

Mr Kinjo in Mihara – A Tricky Hotel in Okinawa to Check Into but worth every hassle

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  Hey there, if you are heading to Okinawa, here’s a hotel you’ll wanna know about – Mr Kinjo in Mihara. Here’s a spoiler, this hotel costs only S$43 per night at time of my booking and it wasn’t a shabby hotel – it was quite good actually. I’m dedicating an entire post to Mr Kinjo in Mihara because this hotel does require a guide of its own, especially to foreigners. If you don’t want to waste …

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