10 Reasons WHY I Love Okinawa & Win Souvenirs from OKINAWA !Last year I had a whole week travelling around the main Island Okinawa and It isn't enough ! Despite the typhoon season coming ; I took the courage and still went Okinawa and truly enough ; it did not dissapoint me at all ! Now being to Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia's beaches; I would say Okinawa is the BEST Of all !! Well, not in terms of money but the culture; people; transportation etc !
So here's the reason WHY I LOVE Okinawa !
1# Shopping + Free testers ! :p
You might think Okinawa is touristy & pricey ~ OH HELLL NO !
The nearest town NAHA has cheap food range from 500Yen Onwards for Beef-rice(Gyudon),Okinawa Soba, MCD burgers,Taco Rice etc in a restaurant; that's cheap comparing a restaurant in Tokyo would cost 1000Yen above ~
Okinawa is also famous for their Yampies and shops around Naha sells that for an extreme price. Dont worry ! U get to try them in the mainshop and eat as much testers as you want ! Oh... so many to try out ! You can even test some wines too :P
I got this Ryuku-Soul cap for only 100Yen !! and I found a pair of shoes for only 500Yen !! No way u can ever get such price on Mainland Japan !
2# So much "Unique" Sh*T stuffs
EG: this real grown tiny pineapple ~! WTF it cost 300Yen ~? Well, nice for photos ~
3# Gorgeous place for wedding pictures or wedding in a chapel !
OMG! Their "church" made for wedding ceremonies are so gorgeous and are located on cliffs with gorgeous views !! I love seeing couples getting married~ Awww so sweet!!
4# There are secret beaches and not that hard to get here ~
Don't have to climb over fences etc or go through some jungle to get here !! ( Unlike the undeveloped countries)
Yet, not many people know about this area despite Okinawa being so famous ! :P
5# Despite the upcoming typhoon season ; we still got super clear blue sea water !
And No JOKE ! The sand is as soft as those sands on an Island~
Snorkelling n found some nice underwater corals n sea creatures !
Normally you will have to go on an island in Indonesia/Thailand or Malaysia to have a good snorkel, but sometimes you don't even get to see them due to murky water.
6# SO Much to do and So much to see and hear !
Well, you dont really need to pay for a performance cause some Okinawa people are just so cool that they play in public willingly !! Despite the language barriers, we were able to communicate with our laughters !
Here, I even got to make my own wax Shisa Doll ~!
And try on Karate myself~? OUCH !
Check out the Glass Blowing /making shops !! FOC !
Climb to a tree house!
7#Don't need to Haggle at all
Prices in Japan is always labelled on and you don't have to worry to haggle for it or get cheated !
Hitch hiking is way much easier than in mainland cause Okinawa people are super helpful and less shy ! We were being picked up few times by the locals and communicated by showing them the map ~ :D
To travel around Okinawa is not that easy unless you Hire a taxi / take a bus which is costly; so what I reckon best is to Drive around renting a car / Motorbike~ It's surely not as convenient as mainland with the trains etc. However there is Monorail in Naha town.
Translation ? No problem ! Okinawa people speaks way much better English than those on Mainland.
Those sites also have brochures with translations on them !
Check out the World Heritage Sefa Utaki ~
Seriously they pray to the island opposite thinking the Gods were from there.
And the next day; the typhoon HIT onto that island~! Lol
See how friendly Okinawa People are?!
8#Lots of Discounts tickets and FREE SHows !
The world's 2nd biggest Aquarium at such a CHEAP RATE !
We got a discount ticket about 1400Yen ~ So worth to get into this area cause the whale sharks are soo huge and so much to see too !
This area is sooo Huge that there is no entrance fee to the park only to the aquarium ~
Within this park there is
FREE DOLPHIN SHOW !
Some free beaches to chill n have a dip with free medical aid !
I got my burnt wound from Taiwan change there ! :P
No entrace fee to the waterfalls around ! :D
Free entrance for some ruins~ etc so many Sites to check out for FOC !
FOC Try on and take a picture in their costume wear ~
Btw, we went into a Hotel and did this ~
The Gaijin Power !( Tourist Power)
The staffs wont chase tourist out or say no~ ;P
9# Taco RICE IS sOOO YUMYYY !
I'm missing their Taco Rice ~ !
It's so delicious and cheesy etc ~ Im missing it so much !
10 # Gorgeous sunset !!!
Easy to just find somewhere to chill and relax embracing nature on your own.
It's surely the BEST Holiday and also a Great place to travel ! I would want to go back there again !!
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■PRIZE: - 1st prize for 5 persons, “Ryukyu Glass”
- 2nd prize for 50 persons, “Star Sand”
Ryukyu Glass ... Urgh ! I didnt bought that at all while I was in Okinawa cause it was expensive & heavy ! I saw how they made the glass in person and boy, it was sure a nice time looking at how they blow those glasses and shape it !
Star sands? OMG! I seriously missed out so much ! I had no idea this sand exists !!! Now Im regretting so much !! >_<!
It's also luminous ! Super cool ~ Well, I join this contest too ! Hope I'll win this :P
CONTENTS: A photo album made of 20 photos will be crated on Okinawa Facebook. Participants will be asked to choose 3 photos out of 20. Every participant needs to “Like” the Okinawa Facebook to take part in this campaign. After closing the application, 1 photo will be randomly picked as the winning photo by the organizer and 55 winners will be randomly chosen from those who chose the winning photo. An email will be sent to winners and the prize will be delivered to them later on.
PS : Okinawa is having a MATTA fair promotion this year March 2014! So if you are curious about their Okinawa deals ; do Check out !!