Okinawa

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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Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Japan

Students driving you to drink is no excuse to open a cold one in the classroom.

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Insider tip leads us to one of the best obento lunchbox finds in Japan!

Value-for-money bentos so good we were tempted to keep the secret to ourselves.

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We visit one of Japan’s top pompadour barbers, learn a secret about those Coming of Age Day photos

Our mild-mannered reporter gets hooked up with the king of bad-boy haircuts in Japan, the “regent.”

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We experience what a real Okinawan beach party is like with the help of a local

The party was a far cry from what our reporter had envisioned, but it was just as satisfying in its own way.

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Japan’s favorite Pokémon types by prefecture–which types are the most popular?

You might guess the most popular Pokémon type in the country, but each prefecture might surprise you!

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First new Japanese cockroach species in 35 years discovered by scientists【Photos】

Eureka!

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Top 10 most desirable Japanese prefectures to live in may show new trend toward small-city living

Two largely rural prefectures gain ground against Japan’s biggest metropolis.

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We travel to a mysterious power spot in Okinawa, where a “heart rock” floats in the sea

Mother Nature attempts to reclaim the path at this rugged tourist site filled with mystery and beauty. 

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Kandaba, moui, and sakuna: We have fun taste-testing Okinawan fruits and vegetables

Our reporter samples 11 types of produce unfamiliar to her in order to crown the overall victors and losers of the island diet.

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