These are the best okinawa photos from my trip in September 2017.
Staying at the Hyatt Regency Naha using 6k hotel points and $75USD per night. This was a great option due to the location and redemption value.
There happened to be an IHG Accelerate bonus promotion at the time of my booking. One of my offers was to redeem a cash and points booking with any IHG hotel and I’d get a big bonus. I ended up being able to book the ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa for 10k IHG points and $87.20USD.
If you’re doing a tour of Okinawa and feel like getting a homestyle meal in a super authentic Japanese old style house, Ufuya is the restaurant for you!
Just down the road from the main drag in Naha, is a public market where you can get pretty good deals on most things. You can also get the freshest fist if you want to overpay for food.
As you know, Okinawa is known for the three S’s: Shoppin’, swimmin’, and som’ arcades. The best arcade around is ROUND1 Stadium (not to be confused with just “ROUND1”).
The Okinawa American Village is a collection of malls, shops, restaurants, bars, video games, the beach and everything you think America is about (yup, there’s Budweiser).
The Okinawa Aquarium is massive. But maybe that’s because I haven’t been to an aquarium in a long time. It’s several times bigger than the Pineapple Park and 100 times more interesting.
At Nago Pineapple Park, the gift shop is much bigger than the actual park.
When in Okinawa, you’ll notice that most places that serve beer, is going to serve Orion beer. Draft choices are limited to that. It was rare to see Kirin or Sapporo. As a beer connoisseur (very polite version of saying alcoholic), I thought I’d take this opportunity to visit the Orion brewery (Orion Happy Park).