Okinawa

The joys of fatbiking around Okinawa’s remote Taketomi Island

No other way will get you around the island so smoothly and quickly!

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How drunk can Awamori Jelly infused with liquor from Okinawa make us?

When in Okinawa, drink (or eat!) awamori!

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We visit super popular tuna specialty joint Izakaya Hitoshi on Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island

After failing to secure a reservation for one month prior to his visit, our reporter gets in with some luck and ascends to tuna heaven.

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Japanese prefecture replaces Ibaraki as Least Attractive Prefecture in annual ranking

“Give us back last place!” cry some Ibaraki residents.

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Okinawa airport’s must-eat Pork Tamago Onigiri finally opens a branch in Tokyo!【Taste test】

Tokyoites can now enjoy this favorite pre-flight meal of travelers without getting on a plane.

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Starbucks Japan brings back three regional-exclusive Jimoto Frappuccinos for a limited time

Only three prefectures have been deemed worthy of a re-release. 

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes. 

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best Okinawan restaurant in Naha!”

A new adventure takes us to a local spot we never would’ve found ourselves. 

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Miyagi senior’s joke bombs so hard it delays a flight for 50 minutes

I’ve had it with these mother%*&#ing jokes on these mothermother%*&#ing planes.

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Japanese resort travel company is offering exciting “revenge” graduation trips

Never got a chance to celebrate your big win? Now you can, in style.

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Prefectural rivalry in Japan: Survey reveals which areas compete against each other, and why

Competition between prefectures is real, and there’s a reason why it happens.

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Okinawan soul fool Pork Tamago Onigiri sold not at a five-star restaurant, but at an airport

So good, it might be worth travelling to an airport for!

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We soak in the island scenery and so many shisa statues at this peculiar garden in Okinawa

You won’t be disappointed if you want to experience an otherworldly atmosphere with plenty of singular photo ops.

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We try the heavenly bread at Tommy’s on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa

Between the breathtaking beach and the bread, we almost died and went to heaven while dining on these divine buns from a favorite spot of the locals.

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We head to an Okinawan restaurant to try yagijiru goat soup and other things we didn’t know exist

Local landmark in Ishigaki has a very unique menu.

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Three amazing things about Yonaguni Island, the westernmost point of Japan

There are a lot of surprises in store for our city-dwelling, Honshu-native Japanese reporter. 

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A trip to hell on Japan’s ‘vomit ship’: Is it as bad as everyone says it is?

Exploring the not-so-glamorous side of island-hopping.

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Three centipede and cockroach species are newly named and placed under protection in Okinawa

It really bugs us that Japan has the prettiest bugs.

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Move over, garlic gyoza — it’s time to try squid ink, habanero, seaweed, and taco dumplings

We play Russian Roulette with some surprising flavours.

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Strange Japanese job ad asks to “deliver a pork-egg onigiri” from Okinawa to Tokyo twice per day

Not sure if eccentric or money laundering scheme.

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