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What to buy in Japan

25 Things to Buy in Japan that are Affordable & Loved by Locals

What do we buy in Japan? Today, I’m going to share 25 things to buy in Japan that appeal to both locals and tourists alike. Yes, we are going to skip the touristy souvenirs – those that are so steeply marked-up that locals would shun. So, come take a look and check out the practical and functional stuff that I …

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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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Kouri Island Picnic

Kouri Island | Best Snorkeling Experience in Okinawa (Day 6)

Today, I’m going to show you my favorite snorkeling spot in Okinawa. If you have read my Okinawa 9 Days Itinerary, you would know I’m referring to the Kouri Island. This place that we snorkeled in was off the tourist map and so rich in marine life. Other than offering a great snorkeling experience, we also enjoyed our best lunch …

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Ta-Taki Falls River Trekking

A Fun Day in Nago: River Trekking at Ta-Taki Falls, Best Dinner in Okinawa & More (Day 5)

What did we do after exploring the northern tip of Okinawa? We waded through a river to get to Ta-Taki Falls, feasted on a fabulous steak dinner – the best dinner we’ve had in Okinawa by the way – and shopped through the night at Mega Don Quijote and MaxValu Nago. Have you checked out what we did in the …

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Cape Hedo Clear Water

4 Must-Visit Attractions in North Okinawa – Route 58, Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan Park & Giant Bird (Day 5)

It’s Day 5 in Okinawa. Join us as we drive to the most-northern tip of Okinawa and enjoy three attractions there – Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan Park and a Gigantic Bird towering a few times over my height. You’ll also read about the difference between various capes in Okinawa and see which is the best. Let’s start off with our scenic …

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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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Cape Zanpa Okinawa

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

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.   …

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Cape Kyan Okinawa

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

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 …

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Okinawa Free Itinerary (Horizontal)

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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