08 November 2016

Japan Day 7: Greeting From Okinawa

Japan Day 6: Pierre Herme And Bake Cheese Tart, Shinjuku

Hello Okinawa!!  We will spend the next three days in island, the southernmost prefecture of Japan.  Nearly 3 hours flight from Tokyo, which is actually much closer flying from Taipei.  This island is well known with its tropical climate, broad beaches as well as its World War II sites.  The capital city, Naha is located in the biggest island called Okinawa.  Things to visit around here are Peace Memorial Museum, American Village and Churaumi Aquarium, home to whale sharks and manta rays. 

The town is connected with convenient monorail

Tempura soba

Tempura don

We stayed at Mercure Hotel, Naha.  They have a great location, just a stone away from monorail station (Tsubogawa stop) and just a few stops away from city center.  The hotel is very quite, clean and friendly service. 

Shisa is a traditional symbol of Ryukyuan (the local people of Okinawa), resembling a cross between a lion and a dog.  Often comes in pairs, this shisa is placed on the rooftops or the gates of local houses, believed to protect from some evils.  For the cuisine, purple yam, bitter melon and taco rice are a must try while you were here.   

This souvenir shop is selling everything made from purple yam, from the most famous purple yam pies to take home to ice creams and cakes

Happy 2nd birthday my boy

3-3-19 Tsubogawa - Naha
900 0025  OKINAWA - JAPAN
Tel:  (+81)98/8557111

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Japan:

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