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Take a warm dip in Okinawa! Top 5 onsens for hot spring fans ♪

Okinawa hot spring spot

Whether it’s freezing cold or blazing hot, it’s always weather for Japanese onsen, or hot springs.
Even in the balmy Okinawa Prefecture and its remote islands, there are plenty of onsen to visit!

To think that Okinawa isn’t just home to scenic locales and a beautiful ocean but also warm hot springs… it’d be a waste to head home without visiting at least once!
You might think we’re full of it, saying the words “southern island” and “hot springs” in the same sentence, but these baths drawn from the deep Okinawan sea are just as soothing and satisfying as anywhere else.

As such, this time we’d like to introduce you to 5 all-natural onsen found on Okinawa’s main island.
Of the many locations in Okinawa, these are the top five that’ll make you want to scream “Let’s go there right now!” Feel free to use it as a reference for your Okinawa trip!

* Please note that all of this information is accurate as of November 2017. For more detailed information, please visit the onsen’s official webpage (may be in Japanese only).

1. Ryukyu Onsen Ryujin-no-yu (Ryukyu Onsen Senagajima Hotel)
2. Mie Castle Onsen Uminchu-no-Yu, Shimanchu-no-Yu (Loisir Hotel & Spa Tower Naha)
3. Terme VILLA Chura-yu (The Beach Tower Okinawa)
4. Jurassic Onsen Churaumi-no-yu (Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa)
5. [Closed] Natural Bath Aroma – Naha location

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6 Delicious Hamburgers which satisfies even US Armys in Okinawa!

Okinawan  hamburger

When we think of Okinawa, we think of endless summer seas, *1 Okinawan lion statues, and 2* bitter melons. But did you know that Okinawa is actually famous for hamburgers?

Because there are US military bases in Okinawa, the streets are bustling with Americans.
There are reflections of American culture wherever you go; even the majority of clothes and miscellaneous goods stores tend to be related to North America.

With that in mind, Okinawa has some delectable hamburger shops that Americans rave about. Let us introduce some hamburger shops that bustle with American!

*1 A lion talisman, for protection against evil. It is often seen in Okinawa, on rooftops, for example.
*2 A long green vegetable; its distinguishing characteristic is its bitter taste.
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Taste the “Okinawa”! 8 recommended lunch places in Okinawa Main Island

沖縄のランチたち Now that we’ve come to Okinawa, we want to fully enjoy our lunch in between seeing the sights!
For those people, we will introduce several lunches that are unique to Okinawa and have fantastic characteristics.

While driving, you can have lunch at a café with a perfect view overlooking the sea.
You can fill yourself up with local ingredients on Kokusai Street.
We have carefully selected six unique restaurants on Okinawa Island.
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12 Popular Beaches on Okinawa’s Main Island


Okinawa’s main island has around 130 recognized beaches. Each beach has its own personality; beaches with exceptional water quality, beaches that are safe for children to play in, and untouched beaches. In this article, we will feature 12 distinct beaches from each category. Find your favorite beach and enjoy it in your style!
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The Earliest Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan! All You Need to Know about Okinawan Sakura Events 【2016 Edition】

Okinawan Sakura
Cherry blossoms, known in Japanese as sakura, are one of the iconic flowers of Japan.
Warm and humid Okinawa is the first prefecture in Japan during the year when cherry blossoms start to bloom.
But the blossoms here are different from regular cherry blossoms in many ways.

In this article, we’ll be introducing the secrets behind Okinawan cherry blossoms.
And after that, we’ll introduce some events where you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms yourself!

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10 Cafés You Must Try in Okinawa|Recommended by Frequent Okinawa Visitors!

okinawa cafe Speaking of Okinawa, I definitely think of the shiny ocean, the steady breeze, and nostalgic scenery!

It’d be the best vacation if you could enjoy aromatic coffee and mouth-watering cake with such scenery, wouldn’t it?

To make that happen, I planned a trip to Okinawa to exclusively visit cafés. I got frequent Okinawa visitors, who go to Okinawa almost every year, to share their recommended cafés with me.

On this page, I’m sharing my thoughts from having actually gone to try the cafés. I’m going to show you the cafés in three categories; “cafés with spectacular ocean views”, “local menus”, and “distinct Okinawa buildings”.
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