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How Aeon Rycom & Naha City was like hours before typhoon hit Okinawa (Day 8 – Part 2)

Just a few more posts before we end our Okinawa travelogue. Today, I’ll share how we made our way from Nago to Naha city on a typhoon day.  This post continues from Day 8 (Part 1) where we spent the morning at Katsuren Castle. From there, we drove southwards for half an hour and revisited Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom. We …

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9 Days Okinawa Itinerary

9 Days Okinawa Itinerary around Main Island: All Corners Covered (Part 1)

Deep blue sea, white fluffy clouds and awesome great views every day! That’s how I would describe Okinawa. I’ve had a wonderful 9-day stay in the sunny Japanese island and would like to share with you my 9 Days Okinawa Itinerary. You’ll see me visiting tourist attractions as well as places off the tourist map. My 9 days in Okinawa …

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Typhoon in Okinawa

How Japan Typhoon Disrupted My Travel Plan (And Lessons Learnt)

“Warning. Typhoon will hit Okinawa, Japan on 1 July!”. That was the message my Airbnb host sent me a day before I was to check out of his residence and make a two hours drive from north to south of Okinawa. My checkout date happened to be on 1 July, the day Typhoon Prapiroon was forecasted to hit Japan. How ‘lucky’! …

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Things to know before visiting Okinawa

18 Important Things to Know Before Visiting Okinawa

Summer is a great time to travel to Okinawa. Have you booked your tickets already? Let me show you 18 Important Things to know before visiting Okinawa. These are points I’d diligently jotted down when traveling in Okinawa and I hope they will be useful in your travel planning. I’ll address points like: “Which month is best to travel to …

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Naha to Nago Okinawa

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

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 …

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Free Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide (Revamped Copy)

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 …

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Tsuboya Pottery Street - Okinawa History

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

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 …

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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

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 …

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Rent a Car in Okinawa

How to Rent a Car in Okinawa (Plus Visit Itoman Fish Market) – Day 1

What to do after landing in Okinawa? Rent a car of course! Today’s post is an expansion of my 9-Day Okinawa Itinerary and I’ll share in greater details what we did on Day 1 in Okinawa. You’ll see why it took us more than an hour to get hold of our pre-booked rental car in Okinawa. I’ll also show you the …

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Japanese Room with Futon

11 Tips You Need To Know When Choosing A Hotel in Okinawa

If you are thinking of where to go for your next holiday, why not consider Okinawa? It’s a charming island in southern Japan that rewards you daily with turquoise water, abundant marine life, yummy seafood and delicious meat. Most importantly, it’s a great place to load up on beauty products (oops, pardon me!). Hope I’ve gotten you excited! To make …

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