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Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Tokashiki Island Okinawa Japan, Backpacking, Growing Up, Travel Guide, Exotic, Entertaining, Island, Adventure, Water

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Tokashiki Island - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Final part of my adventures in Okinawa, Japan - Tokashiki Island

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Northern Main Island Okinawa Japan, Growing Up, Travel Guide, Maine, Exotic, Island, Adventure, Block Island, Grow Taller

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Northern Main Island - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Part six of my adventures in Okinawa, Japan - in the Northern Main Island area

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Central Main Island Okinawa Japan, Growing Up, Travel Guide, Maine, Exotic, Island, Block Island, Grow Taller, Islands

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Central Main Island - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Part five of my adventures in Okinawa, Japan - now in the Central Main Island area

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two Japanese Castle, Japanese Geisha, Places To See, Places Ive Been, Naha, Okinawa Japan, Military Life, Japan Fashion, Japanese Culture

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan: Naha City, Day Two - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Part four in the series detailing my first ever trip to Japan - Okinawa, to be precise

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Naha City, Day One Naha, Okinawa Japan, Japan Travel, Growing Up, Travel Guide, Exotic, City, Grow Taller

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Naha City, Day One - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Part three in the series detailing my first ever trip to Japan - Okinawa, to be precise

Deep inside a banana plantation. These are a different variety that do not produce fruit but are used to make fibre. The process is an incredibly time-consuming one and great skill and dexterity are required. More details on the blog soon Okinawa, Plant Leaves, Banana, Deep, Fruit, Plants, How To Make, Blog, The Fruit

Deep inside a banana plantation. These are a different variety that do not produce fruit but are used to make fibre. The process is an incredibly time-consuming one and great skill and dexterity are required. More details on the blog soon

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Introduction and background Okinawa Japan, Japan Travel, Growing Up, Travel Guide, Exotic, Articles, Beach, Water, Outdoor

Experiencing the exotic in Okinawa, Japan - Introduction and background - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

Part two of a series of articles about my first ever trip to Japan - to Okinawa

One of the benefits of my early arrival in Naha City, the capital of Okinawa, was that unlike the rest of the group I had time to visit an awamori distillery after lunch on my first day. It was worth the long, long journey and ridiculously early departure from home...after meeting my guide Seiko at the airport who took me for lunch I had a private tour of the factory and then it was time for tasting. Awamori is unique to Okinawa and is a strong spirit made from rice - but distilled rather… Naha, Okinawa, Distillery, Seiko, Rest, Spirit, Journey, Strong, Lunch

One of the benefits of my early arrival in Naha City, the capital of Okinawa, was that unlike the rest of the group I had time to visit an awamori distillery after lunch on my first day. It was worth the long, long journey and ridiculously early departure from home...after meeting my guide Seiko at the airport who took me for lunch I had a private tour of the factory and then it was time for tasting. Awamori is unique to Okinawa and is a strong spirit made from rice - but distilled rather…

Grown-up Travel Guide's Best Photos: Former Japanese Navy HQ, Okinawa, Japan Top Attractions In London, Naha, London Eye, Okinawa Japan, World War Two, Travel Guides, Growing Up, Cool Photos, Battle

On my first day in Okinawa I visited the former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters in Naha City. Some 450 metres of tunnels were dug and today 300 metres are open to the public. It's a sobering place; the horrendous losses to both sides in the only large scale battle on land in Japan during World War Two (over 200,000 in total) are well documented and the exhibits reinforce the brutality of war. ‪#‎gutgokinawa2015‬

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