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Reasons to visit Hokkaido in the Summer

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Photo credit: airfund Lake Shikotsu via photopin (license) Hokkaido may not be the first destination most people have in mind when they think of visiting Japan in the summer. Known for being a winter sports destination, Hokkaido gets most of its tourist traffic during February when the annual Snow Festival is held. The charming prefecture […]

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Tokashiki Island

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This article is part seven (the conclusion) of the series “Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan” “Teaser” with original itinerary Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Introduction and background Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day One Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: […]

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan – Northern Main Island

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This article is part six of the series “Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan” “Teaser” with original itinerary Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Introduction and background Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day One Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Central Main […]

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan – Central Main Island

Karate

This article is part five of the series “Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan” “Teaser” with original itinerary Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Introduction and background Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day One Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Central Main […]

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two

Shuri gate photo op

This article is part four of the series “Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan” “Teaser” with original itinerary Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Introduction and background Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day One Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Central Main […]

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan – Naha City, Day One

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This article is part three of the series “Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan” “Teaser” with original itinerary Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Introduction and background Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day One Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Central Main […]

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan – Introduction and background

Beach

This article is part two of the series “Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan” “Teaser” with original itinerary Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Introduction and background Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day One Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Central Main […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Former Japanese Navy HQ, Okinawa, Japan

Inside the former Japanese Navy Headquarters bunker in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan

On my first day in Okinawa I visited the former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters in Naha City. Some 450 metres of tunnels were dug and today 300 metres are open to the public. It’s a sobering place; the horrendous losses to both sides in the only large scale battle on land in Japan during World War […]