Okinawa

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 fabulous first meal we’ve had at Itoman Fish Market. As always, tips and logistics information will be …

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Snorkel at Cape Maeda

How to Snorkel at Cape Maeda and Blue Cave without joining a tour?

You don’t have to join a tour to snorkel in Okinawa. Oops, I’ve said it a few times, haven’t I? But it’s true. Today, I will share some tips on how to snorkel at Cape Maeda without joining a tour. You don’t have to pay guide fees or snorkel together with a big group of tourists. You set your own timing on how long you want to play with the fishes and enjoy the water off East China Sea. …

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Things to do in Okinawa

20 Things to do in Northern Okinawa (Part 2)

Booked a ticket to Okinawa already? If you are looking for things to do in Northern Okinawa, you have come to the right place. In our recent trip, we covered all corners of Okinawa Main Island and will be sharing touristy attractions as well as those off the beaten path. This post continues from Part 1 and will share a summary of what we did from Day 5 to Day 9 where we based ourselves in Northern …

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9 Days Okinawa Itinerary

9 Days Okinawa Itinerary: Things to do in Okinawa (Part 1)

Deep blue sea, white fluffy clouds and awesome great views everyday! That’s how I would describe Okinawa. I’ve recently returned from the sunny 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 were so fulfilling. There was not a single day when I wasn’t wowed by what I saw or did. From snorkel-friendly beaches …

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Typhoon in Okinawa

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

“Warning. Typhoon will hit Okinawa 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 Okinawa, Japan. How ‘lucky’! Growing up in Singapore where typhoon has never been able to reach our shore (thank god!), I …

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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 South Japan that rewards you daily with turquoise water, abundance 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 travel planning easy for you, I’m sharing with you 11 tips that can help you …

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Things to know before visiting Okinawa

18 Important Things to Know Before Visiting Okinawa

I’ve just returned from a trip to Okinawa. Now that my memory is still fresh, I want to quickly bring to you 18 Important Things to know before visiting Okinawa. These are points I’d diligently jotted down when travelling 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 Okinawa?” “What’s the best mode of transport to get around Okinawa?” “How to …

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