March 2017 Okinawa Diary

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Tuesday, February 28th
  • Seattle-to-Taipei-to-Naha - Don't believe that old saw, "Getting there is half the fun". It's not.
  • Feet on Okinawa soil again! Then head north before nightfall.
  • Okuma - Settling down, settling in, taking a breath and deciding what to do next!


    Wednesday, March 1st
  • Churaumi Aquarium
  • Yaezen


    Thursday, March 2nd
  • Hedo Misaki
  • Waya Soba Shop
  • Yuiyui Kunigami gift shop
  • Gesashi Village
  • Gesashi Bay Mangrove Forest scenes


    Friday, March 3rd
  • Early morning drive to Nakijin Village and the surprise we found along Rte 505
  • Nakijin-jo - the old Nakijin Castle Park
  • Lunch at the Cafe Farmhouse off Rte 505 in Nakijin
  • Okinawa Fruits Land
  • Ufuya - 100 Year-old House


    Saturday, March 4th
  • Drive to Uruma on Route 329 and tour of the Airbnb house in Konbu
  • On to Koza for an afternoon of fun and exploration
  • Buying a Sanshin! Thanks, DyLon, for the assist.
  • American Village and the Ferris Wheel!
  • Kyoto Ramen Kairikiya for a bite before heading home.


    Sunday, March 5th - Happy Birthday, Zac!
  • DyLon's Reminiscings
  • Lunch at Coco Ichibanya near Kadena Rotary
  • Back to our Old House in Aza-Oki
  • Zanpa Misaki
  • Ryukyu Mura (Ryukyu Village)


    Monday, March 6th
  • T'Uber or not t'Uber - Day in Koza - Lunch at Mirano's - then back to explore Konbu
  • Tsakatsa-san's "M3" Bar and Cafe


    Tuesday, March 7th
  • Kickin' 'round Kadena AB before heading out.
  • Heading out to Kokusai & Heiwa Dori in Naha
  • To Kin Town for Taco Rice - and a stop at Iha along the way
  • Kin Konnan-do Buddhist temple and the cave Kin Shonyudo
  • Relaxing at the M3 bar again - our 2nd visit


    Wednesday, March 8th
  • Killin' time at Torii Station main gate, waiting for Michael B Martin
  • Lunch at the Yomitan-son Soba House with Michael and Dylon
  • Murasaki Mura
  • DyLon's Last Supper at Okinawa City A&W

  • Thursday, March 9th
  • DyLon departed Okinawa - to Taipei then on to Washington State and home
    Then I wrapped up the day at the M3 with Tsakatsa-san
    Friday, March 10th
  • Drive to Hamahiga Island Along the Kaichu Douro - Part 1
  • Drive to Hamahiga Island Along the Kaichu Douro - Part 2
  • Zukeran Poultry Farm & Minimini Zoo
    Saturday, March 11th
  • Rainy day - shopping for goodies
  • Agena Bullring and bento time
    Sunday, March 12th
  • Back to Hamahiga Island
  • Amamichu-no haka
  • Shirumichu-no gama
  • Leisurely walk through Higa Village
  • Agena Castle ruins
  • M3 in Konbu for dinner and an authentic Okinawa good time

  • Monday, March 13th
  • Rainy Monday - every day can't be Paradise
    Tuesday, March 14th
  • AEON Mall - Mission: Hello Kitty
  • Drive Route 24 west-to-east to American Village
  • American Village on a quest for Felix Gum ... and habushu
    Wednesday, March 15th
  • Morning Stroll in Konbu Village
  • Chibana Castle ruins
  • Lunch with Clay Sump at the Ocean Breeze, then off to San A and Wonderbowl
  • A Dozen Ways to Remember Okinawa
    Thursday, March 16th
  • Waitui - the "tree tunnel"
  • to Ikei Beach
  • Nakabaru ancient village on Ikeijima
  • The Ikeijima Lighthouse
    Friday, March 17th
  • The Urumaichi Tateishikawa History & Folklore Museum with 270 photos
    Saturday, March 18th
  • Saint Patrick's Day parade in Koza
  • Koza Music Town
  • Kougen Golf Club in Konbu
    Sunday, March 19th
  • Sururu Gama - an awesome and fascinating adventure!
  • Knocking Around Kin after a long day.
    Monday, March 20th
  • A Lazy Day at Uken Beach
  • Shiriga in Uken, Uruma
    Tuesday, March 21st
  • A Day of Bummin' 'round
    - The new Rocker Club construction site
    - Random scenes on the road
    - Beer and a ball game at the M3
    Wednesday, March 22nd
  • AEON Mall at Rycom
    Thursday, March 23rd
  • Banh mi & Ryukyu Awamori with Rob Avery
    and later in the evening - Fascination with Trash at the Family Mart!
  • Yachimun no Sato - The Potters' Village in Yomitan
    Friday, March 24th
  • Yacho no Mori Nature Park
  • Yamashiro Dam
  • Kid's Haven
    Saturday, March 25th

  • Onna no eki - the road station Food Court & Museum
  • Lunch with Michael and Michael at the Yomitan-son Soba Shop
    Sunday, March 26th
  • Seven Sacred Sites on Torii Station. One was Kuragaa Yatta!!
    Monday, March 27th
  • Bios on the Hill
  • Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters
  • Oujima - the "Final Outing" for 2017
  • Had a good time, ate some good food, met some cool people and spent some time with friends. Damned good trip!

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    I'll be adding until I've got it complete through March 28th. Don't miss it!


















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