Taketomi island in Okinawa was my favorite island.
It has old pure Okinawan atmosphere.
The roof tiles are red, with Seesaa on top.
It feels like time passes slowly here.
And bougainvilleas, which bloom in tropical places, are all over.
At Iriomotejima island we took a river boat through the mangrove forest.
At Kohamarina, which is a small island, we rented mini bikes.
It was fun.
This is my last post about Okinawa now.
This is Okinawasoba of Kishimoto Shokudo.
The restaurant is founded in 1905, in Motobu on the Okinawan main island.
The noodle is little bit like Udon.
The flavored pork meat is very soft.
I like Okinawasoba.
And the flavored rice, called Jyushi, is also good.
I want to go to Okinawa and eat it again.
There is an area called Bise near Ocean Expo Park.
That place is surrounded by a lot of Fukugi.
I checked Fukugi in English.
It means ‘happiness tree.’
The Oldest Fukugi in Bise is about 300 years old.
It is a really nice tree, and it feels good to be surrounded by them.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is located in Ocean Expo park.
It is a one of the popular places to visit in northern Okinawa.
There are whale sharks, which is the world’s largest fish, and Manta alfredi, which was bred successfully for the first time in the world.
And at the park, you can visit a Native Okinawan village.
I liked seeing the old houses of Okinawa.
And there are gardens, museums and more.
I enjoyed the planetarium too.
This seafood donburi has sea grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera).
Their texture is like bubble wrap.
I love them.
And soups like A-sa soup, which has sea lettuce, and Abasa soup which has burrfishes, are also good.
I ate at Makishi Kousetsu Ichiba in Naha city.
It is a interesting place to look around the shopping area.
Okinawa is resort place for Japanese.
I visited there 3 times.
Cape Manza is one of the famous visitors spot.
The cliff has the shape of an elephants nose.
And there are many ruins of castles there.
I will post about Okinawa prefecture for a while.
Okinawa is located in South East Japan.
The prefecture consists of 160 islands.
The biggest one is Okinawa Honto.
It is surrounded by the beautiful ocean, the color of it is often emerald green.
This photo is the ocean of Kouri island which is on north side, crossed by Kouri Oohashi Bridge.