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Katsuren Castle Ruin Okinawa

Why Okinawa Katsuren Castle Ruins is worth a visit, even on a Cloudy Day (Day 8 – Part 1)

  Hey, I’m going to show you another castle in Okinawa. It’s Katsuren Castle Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located right between Nago and Naha cities. We visited the castle on Day 8 of our Okinawa summer itinerary, which if you recall is the day Typhoon Prapiroon was expected to hit Okinawa. Yes, unfortunately, the typhoon would make a …

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Things to do in Okinawa

Okinawa Things to do (Part 2) – A Self-Drive Itinerary in Northern Okinawa

Booked a ticket to Okinawa already? If you are looking for things to do in 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 Okinawa Itinerary Part 1 where I shared what …

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9 Days Okinawa Itinerary

9 Days Okinawa Itinerary around the 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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Okinawa Chuarumi Aquarium

Don’t Skip Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium & Ocean Expo Park (Day 7 – Part 2)

  Not exactly an aquarium fan, I almost gave Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium a miss even though this popular attraction is regarded as Japan’s best aquarium. I’m so glad I didn’t skip Okinawa Aquarium as it was far more entertaining than any other aquariums I’ve been to. The visit also gifted me a romantic sunset at Ocean Expo Park. Check out how …

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Bise Fukugi Tree Lane

Bise Fukugi Tree Road: A Great Photo Spot near Okinawa Aquarium (Day 7 – Part 1)

  Most tourists to Okinawa would pay Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium a visit. When you are there and have some time to spare, consider adding Bise Fukugi Tree Road to your itinerary. This quaint seaside town offers great photo opportunity and is just 10 minutes walk from the aquarium. Over at Bise district (字備瀬), you can stroll through tree-lined alleys, capture …

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Mount Katsuudake Summit

Hiking in Okinawa: Frozen with fear at Mount Katsuudake (Day 6 – Part 3)

  Looking to do some real hiking in Okinawa? How about Mount Katsuudake, a mountain that takes just 30 minutes to get to the summit. Psst, this place offers one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. You’ll be blown away by the 360-degree sweeping view of Nago city!    It’s almost unfair to think that one can enjoy …

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Tottori Sand Dunes

20 Places near Osaka that are off the Tourists Map (Osaka Itinerary Part 2)

  Hey there, ready for Part 2 of my 2-Week Osaka Itinerary where I share unique ideas on what to do around Osaka? This post will bring you to fascinating places such as Tottori Sand Dunes, Uradome Coast and even “spooky” and cute manga-theme towns. I’m confident that by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be thinking about venturing …

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Windmill Viewpoint Phuket

6 Days Phuket Itinerary: Things to do in Phuket Other than Island Hopping

  Is Phuket worth a second visit? Today, I’ll share with you a 6 Days Phuket Itinerary as a second-time visitor. The question you may wonder – are there enough things to do in Phuket after having done those popular island-hopping tours and night shows?  Well, there certainly are. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have visited it again and chosen to stay …

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Ki Castle Japan

2 Weeks Osaka Itinerary (Part 1): A Self-drive trip from Osaka to Kobe and Okayama

Hey, check out my 2 Weeks Osaka Itinerary which will offer you inspirations on places to visit in and around Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. With the help of a rental car, you’ll see us venture out to cute manga-theme towns, dipped in public hot spring and made a dangerous attempt up a mountain. I also visited the best castle I’ve …

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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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