318 Photos - Mar 5, 2013
Photo: Monorail in Naha, the capital of OkinawaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: All taxis on Okinawa look exactly the same.Photo: Photo: On the way to Shuri Castle around NahaPhoto: Sonohyan Utaki Stone GatePhoto: Sonohyan Utaki Stone GatePhoto: Entrance to Shuri CastlePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Shuri CastlePhoto: Shuri Castle - the main buildingPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Place for brewing green teaPhoto: Photo: Photo: ThronePhoto: Photo: Photo: The trees all over Okinawa are very dramatic ;)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Shi Shi Dog (Shisa) - there are always two: one with open mouth to attract luck and one with closed mouth to keep the luck inside the house.Photo: Shisa (Shi Shi Dog)Photo: Photo: Vending machines with drinks everywhere - instead of small convenient shops so popular in Korea.Photo: Heiwa Market on the Kokusai Street in Naha (capital city of Okinawa)Photo: Photo: Porcupine and parrot fish... on Makish Public MarketPhoto: Typical doughnut of OkinawaPhoto: Kokusai Street in NahaPhoto: There are some wooden houses even in the center of the cityPhoto: Photo: Soba: noodles with different types of meat - very popular (and delicious) on OkinawaPhoto: Local beer Orion - gooooood!Photo: Soba with ribsPhoto: Bus to ChatanPhoto: Photo: Night view of Chatan (Araha Beach)Photo: Gearing up for divingPhoto: Diving again!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Before the first dive at Kerama Islands (Twin Rocks)Photo: Photo: Photo: Kerama Islands - there are wild goats on some of them!Photo: Photo: Photo: Americans are everywhere...Photo: Photo: After the first divePhoto: Photo: Master DiversPhoto: Resting after the second dive at Cabagge Pharm (Kerama Islands)Photo: Man's Rock - the third diving site at Kerama IslandsPhoto: My hubby was not really too happy with the condition of his wetsuit... ;)Photo: WHALES!Photo: Three whales just passed our boat... Is there anything more to life than that sort of encounter?Photo: Whales passing by and making rainbows :]Photo: Yest another whale leaving a qonderful rainbow behind him... Marvelous.Photo: Photo: All taxis on Okinawa have the same seat covers. The doors opens automatically even though the cars are old style.Photo: Real izakaya. Real Japanese.Photo: Sweet tooth?Photo: At traditional Ryuku Mura villagePhoto: Typical snake of Okinawa - Habu. One of the most aggressive in the world.Photo: Indigo flowerPhoto: Traditional music at Ryukyu Mura (traditional village of Ryukyu Kingdom)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Awamori - Okinawan traditional liquor (40%)Photo: Ryukyu Village - interior of a traditional housePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Luck charmsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Pottery ovenPhoto: Photo: Shi Shi Dog (Shisa) from... behind. ;}Photo: Pottery atelier at Ryukyu MaruPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cape ManzamoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ocean Expo Park (North Okinawa)Photo: Photo: Porcupine fish at Okinawa Churaumi AquariumPhoto: Photo: Photo: Surgeon fishPhoto: Photo: Lion fishPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: LobstersPhoto: MoreyPhoto: SquidPhoto: Garden snakesPhoto: Photo: Photo: ShrimpPhoto: Photo: Churaumi Aquiarium with 3 whale sharksPhoto: Whale sharkPhoto: Whale sharkPhoto: Manta RayPhoto: Manta RayPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Hermit crabPhoto: Photo: Shark that lives at 300-600m depthPhoto: Manatee (sea cow)Photo: Manatee (sea cow)Photo: Manatee (sea cow)Photo: Manatee (sea cow)Photo: Manatee (sea cow)Photo: Photo: False killer whalePhoto: False killer whalePhoto: Photo: Dolphins in actionPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: False killer whale observing strange creatures behind tthe glass. It liked my hubby especially.Photo: Photo: Photo: Green turtlePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: At Nakijin CastlePhoto: Photo: Nakijin CastlePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nakijin Castle ruinsPhoto: Photo: Nakijin CastlePhoto: Nakijin CastlePhoto: Nakijin CastlePhoto: Photo: Katsuren-jo sitePhoto: Katsuren-jo CastlePhoto: Photo: Photo: Heart at Katsuren-jo CastlePhoto: Photo: Katsuren-jo Castle ruinsPhoto: Katsuren-jo CastlePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Katsuren-jo CastlePhoto: Photo: Takoyaki - octopus inside.Photo: Kaichu-doro drivePhoto: Photo: Kaichu-doro DrivePhoto: Photo: Photo: Nuchi-una on Miyagi IslandPhoto: Nuchi-una on Miyagi IslandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Nuchi-una on Miyagi IslandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nuchi-una on Miyagi IslandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Tombs on OkinawaPhoto: Photo: Art on OkinawaPhoto: Ikei Beach on Ikei IslandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ikei Beach Welcome!Photo: Photo: Photo: Nakabaru Ruins on Ikei IslandPhoto: Nakabaru Ruins on Ikei IslandPhoto: Photo: Nakabaru Ruins on Ikei IslandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Photo: Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Photo: Royal summer residence of Shuri in the Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Photo: Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Shikina-en Royal Garden (Naha)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Tombs on OkinawaPhoto: Photo: Awamori  (traditional liquor on Okinawa) needs to be drunk with water and ice - it is 40% alcohol contentPhoto: Last evening on Okinawa. A little too much amamori...Photo: Araha Beach in ChatanPhoto: Photo: In American Village in ChatanPhoto: American Village in ChatanPhoto: American Village in ChatanPhoto: American Village in ChatanPhoto: Photo: Photo: American Village in ChatanPhoto: Just woke up - need to pack and go back to Korea...Photo: Abandoned manga on the way to the airport.