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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2016
How´s the weather in October?  (3 Answers)

Hi,

I´m thinking about going to Okinawa, or more specifically Ishigaki, in early October. As far as I know Ishigaki is a part of the Okinawa prefektur!?
Would you recommend going there this time of the year? How is the weather? Is it beach weather? Rainy and/or windy?

Br
//Johan



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2016
i need travel agency  (8 Answers)

i will travel to okinawa for a week. the problem is i dont have driving licence so i think i should have a travel guide to bring me along the island.. or any suggestions? and where can i book a travel agency/guide?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2016
need help with location to stay  (5 Answers)

Hi, my wife, my daughter 4 year old and myself are planning for a 5 night trip to okinawa on the 2nd week of may. i want to know few things.
1. is it a good season to visit the place? as in, is it a typhoon season from 9th-15th may 2016?
2. which place we should stay in, we need to go to the beach everyday to swim (not necessary snorkel). we arent picky about hotels, though it is not a problem. should we stay in naha or one of the far away places up north. our flight is from tokyo to naha, so cant plan for another island. also preferred if the hotel is either near the monorail station or some stores/restaurants, since we dont prefer to eat in any hotel's limited restaurant choices.

any recommendation highly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2015
Tavelling with big luggage by public transport  (1 Answer)

Here's my travel plan:
From Naha airport to hotel in Mihama American Village (stay for 1 night), from Mihama American Village to hotel near Nago bus terminal (stay for 2 nights) and back to Naha (3 nights). May I know if I can travel with my big luggage by public bus? I think taxi will be too costly?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2015
Weather in November  (9 Answers)

Hi,

I´m going to HongKong in Novermber and was thinking about doing a trip to Okinawa. My questions is if it is easy to travel between HK and Okinawa and how is the weather in mid November? What can I expect? Is it a good time to visit?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2015
Travel from Naha to Urma  (2 Answers)

About how much would it be to take a bus or taxi from Naha Airport to Ishikawa Uruma-shi, Okinawa-ken 904-1106, and which way is better?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2015
General information needed  (2 Answers)

I be will traveling to Okinawa for a couple of weeks and was wondering about cell phones. I mainly want to be able to contact others in my group when we split up and also be able to use maps and a translation app on my phone. I was wondering if there is good service through out the island. Also, I want to do some scuba diving, can anyone recommend a dive company that has English speaking guides.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2014
work in okinawa  (2 Answers)

Hi, my partner and I just arrived in naha, and we were wondering if anyone has any suggestions or tips on getting jobs here, we dont speak much japanese, both have valid working visas and are willing to work for rent.
thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2014
are there online sites to getdiscount or coupons to use for sresturants and or attractions  (4 Answers)

Are here sites to get coupon or discounts for resturanrs or the attractions for

okinawa


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2014
zamami and aka islands 4 nights in july  (4 Answers)

would love to get some advice on accomodations. I am travelling with 2 daughters and myself and want clean, quiet room with ensuite. thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2014
1990's Surfing Okinawa  (2 Answers)

Does anyone remember a surfer that drove a brown van, and I believe his name was "Bill"? I think he was in the service? He helped me out once and I never got the chance to thank him, I met him with a guy named Johnny who I believe his father was in the service, i think if I remember right Johnny was a dependent and Bill was in the service mate a Marine? . I wish I could remember more I know he rode a white surf board, But anyone who this rings a bell with any info would be appreciated!! I really need to thank him, and I think it would be a surprise after 20+ years... any help please answer. Thank You All!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2014
looking for 1990's surfer?  (1 Answer)

Anyone know a guy that drove a brown van believe his name was Bill? he surfed on oki? white board?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2014
Best Bars near Camp Foster Okinawa commissary gate?  (1 Answer)

Can anyone recommend any bars still worth the trip to since the curfew (I'm civilian, so not affected directly)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2014
Best Beaches in Okinawa  (4 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning on spending 5 days in Okinawa in April and want to spend these days on the best beaches that exist on Okinawa's main island. By what I'v read I'm planning on visiting Okuma Beach, Minnajima Island, Manza Beach, Moon Beach and a day trip to Tokashiki Island.

Are these the best beaches in Okinawa main Island? Have any other suggestions?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2014
Itinerary Advice for Okinawa?  (1 Answer)

Hi, We are a group of 6 adults and 2 children travelling to Japan in April. We are planning on visiting Okinawa for 5 full days and our itinerary will be:

Day 1: We arrive at Naha Airport in the afternoon, rent cars and drive to North Okinawa and stay for the next couple of nights in a Hotel close to the Okinawa Aquarium

Day 2: Visit the Okinawa Aquarium in the morning and spend the afternoon at Emerald Beach or Minnajima Island

Day 3: Visit Ogimi Village, Okuma Beach and Hedo-misaki (if we have time)

Day 4: Head south to Naha and along the way stop at Manza Beach and Moon Beach / Spend the Night in Naha

Day 5: Do a day trip to Tokashiki Island / Spend the night in Naha

Day 6: Spend the morning visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Tunnels and the rest of the afternoon in Naha.... at the end of the day we have a plane to Kansai Airport.

Can anyone please give us an opinion on this itinerary? Any advice? I'm particularly worried about the weather and ocean temperature in this time of the year in Okinawa. We wan't to spend these spending time on the beach and water activities.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2014
Tokashiku Marine Village Contact  (1 Answer)

Hi, could anyone help me out please? I'm going to Tokashiku Island in April and was thinking of staying at Tokashiku Marine Village. I can't seam to be able to find a contact of the Hotel to check availability and make the necessary reservations. Does anyone have a telephone contact or email of the Hotel that you could give me?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2013
transportation to/from Kadena AFB  (1 Answer)

We will be staying at Seaside Hotel in chatan-Cho and want to visit Kadena AFB. Is there reasonable trans available?
thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2013
Does anyone have the contact of Hotel Sun Flower in Tokashiki Island?  (1 Answer)

Does anyone have the contact of Hotel Sun Flower in Tokashiki Island?

Thanks!

Michael


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2013
How is the Weather in April?  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'll be travelling to Okinawa between the 24th of April 2014 and 1st of May 2014. I'm a bit worried that it won't be warm for spending time sunbathing on beach and snorkeling. Can someone please give me an idea of how the weather is at this time of year? I've read a lot of different opinions.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2013
Dugong watching in Okinawa?  (2 Answers)

Are there any places in Okinawa to watch dugongs in their natural habitat?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2013
Disc Golf  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know the location of the Nakijin Hibiscus Course disc golf course. i cant find directions anywhere.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2013
disc golf  (1 Answer)

Are there any disc golf courses on okinawa? if so where?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2013
Disc golf  (1 Answer)

Is there disc (frisbe) golf courses anywhere on okinawa? If so where?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2013
dokomoshiyotsupu  (2 Answers)

what is this place and what does it mean? is it a restaurant? bar?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2013
ATM's  (6 Answers)

Can I use my visa debit card to withdraw cash from ATM,s in Okinawa?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2013
Planning a 5-6d vacation to Okinawa. Suggestions & tips?  (4 Answers)

Itinerary, suggested locations for hotels, etc will be greatly appreciated. We are both avid divers as well, so tips as to how/where we should go, also welcome. We plan to go during last wk of March


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2011
Trip for the Official Spousal Unit to Okinawa (and Japan)  (11 Answers)

The OSU (Official Spousal Unit) spent a number of formative years in Okinawa at the US SAC base there during the 60s (Air Force brat). It turns out that I have a number of system-wide upgrades on American Airlines that expire in early 2013. The OSU has never been back to Japan or Okinawa, so it occurs to me that if I come into a lot of money, a trip to the Orient before the upgrades expire would be prudent.

So, if you were going to Okinawa for a couple of days for old times' sake, what would you do? She had told me about the base (like the night that the fully loaded B-52 crashed on takeoff, making a very large crater), the unapproved little eateries that her mother would take the two kids to, the beaches where they hunted for rock lobster and occasionally found old ordinance, the places where she would ride horses...would do former Air Force brats do when they return after 40+ years?

I don't mind driving - I learned to drive in Rome at the age of 23 after all - so if a car is needed to see all the stuff that a former resident would want to see, that's OK with me.

I also assume that there is far more to see in Japan than in Okinawa (duh) but that is a separate discussion (I am not sure she went there more than once on R&R - she has some stories about how her diminutive blond gaijin mother would tell jokes in bad Japanese and thoroughly confuse the locals who wondered just who the heck this woman was...)

Anyway, thoughts on Okinawa itself would be appreciated...

Bill


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2011
december holiday  (5 Answers)

hi all, i thinking to visit okinawa decemeber with my wife, probably a week stay, can anyone advise on weather condition, and is it crowded? beside hotel, any unique inn or apartment comfortable to stay? is it easy renting a car and tour around or public transport the best?, cos last time in tokyo taxi is very expensive . aside from google okinawa, i hve no clue about this place, good to advise any unusual spot goood to visit?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2011
local tour for snorkel

Hi! I am going to Okinawa the coming Thursday.
May I know if there is any local tours picking ppl up from Naha to Onna for snorkel? We would like to go snorkel at the Aoi cave. Would there be any half day tour?

thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2010
A week in Okinawa  (3 Answers)

WE have air tickets for Okinawa at the end of March. Where should be stay? How is the best way to get around. We would like any suggestions to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks



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