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Island hopper

8 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Fukuoka-Airport - Island hopper
Flying from Naha to Fukuoka on an ANA Boeing 767

After an uneventful flight I am in Fukuoka. The airport is about here is about 3 subway stops from the city centre, you could walk it. I would if ....

I have developed a taste for tarts now

7 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Naha-Food - I have developed a taste for tarts now
Eating a sweet potato tart in Naha

It is my last night in / on Okinawa / Naha. I like slashes. I decided I had better eat some of the Okinawan delicacies. I already had a blue seal ....

Castles and shopping centres

7 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Naha-Castle - Castles and shopping centres
Taking the monorail to Shuri to see the Shurijo castle

Todays post is largely for my mother. I did things my mother will enjoy. My mother is just about the only reader of whats written here, so now I a....

Okinawa does not understand beaches

6 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Naha-Beach - Okinawa does not understand beaches
A crazy beach with a view of a highway expressway

Tonight I went the other way from my hotel, to the beach. The beach was very strange. There are a couple of beaches, they both face multiple freew....

I joined the imperial navy

6 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Naha-Navy - I joined the imperial navy
Walking from central Naha to the underground Japanese navy headquarters

As depicted in numerous computer games such as battlefront, Okinawa was the site of one of the bloodiest and longest battles of WW2. US forces nee....

Night of the many cats

5 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Naha-Food - Night of the many cats
The many cats and markets of Naha

Tonight I saw a lot of cats. Japan is full of cats. If you are a cat you should probably move to Japan. Actually I saw lots of cats on the mountai....

I found a mountain in Nago

5 November 2018

Japan-Okinawa-Nago-Hiking - I found a mountain in Nago
Taking a bus from Naha to Nago to climb Mount Nago

This morning I got up too early as always, went and waited for it to be late enough to buy a coffee, and made a last minute change of plans. I had....

Japan Airlines domestic experience

4 November 2018

Japan-Airport-Okinawa - Japan Airlines domestic experience
Flying from Haneda airport to Okinawa on Japan Airlines

Getting to Okinawa was surprisingly challenging. Before I set off, I did a long lap of the deserted areas of Akihabara and Ueno and took photos o....

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