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A Trip to Okinawa 2: "Strolling around Naha and Shuri" for iPhone/iPad

A Trip to Okinawa 2: "Strolling around Naha and Shuri" for iPhone isn’t a comprehensive guidebook to Okinawa; rather, it’s a collection of 53 photographs on the theme of "strolling around Naha and Shuri" taken during the author’s own perambulations around some of his favorite spots in Naha as well as the former capital of Shuri.
Each photograph is accompanied by an explanation reflecting the author’s own insights. Most are accompanied by a map (internet connection required) indicating where each photograph was taken.
My hope is that it both serves as a reference for travel to Okinawa and inspires people to want to learn more about Naha and Shuri.

A Trip to Okinawa 2: "Strolling around Naha and Shuri" for iPhone/iPad - contents

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Walking around Naha
    • 4. Naha-kuko Station, Yui Rail
    • 5. Yui Rail departing Naha-kuko Station
    • 6. Kencho-mae Station, Yui Rail
    • 7. Naha Bus Terminal
    • 8. Okinawa Prefectural Government Headquarters at night
    • 9. Crowds near Mutsumibashi, Kokusai-dori
    • 10. Souvenir stores, Kokusai-dori
    • 11. Redevelopment near Makishi Station, Kokusai-dori
    • 12. Sakurazaka, Makishi
    • 13. Machigua, in front of Makishi Public Market
    • 14. Machigua, in front of Makishi Public Market
    • 15. Pork butcher, first floor Makishi Public Market
    • 16. Souvenir store, first floor Makishi Public Market
    • 17. Ganjudo, second floor Makishi Public Market
    • 18. Ikasumi-jiru, Ganjudo
    • 19. Okinawa soba at the Hanagasa Shokudo
    • 20. Heiwa-dori
    • 21. The entrance to Heiwa-dori viewed from Tsuboya
    • 22. On top of the roof over Heiwa-dori
    • 23. Yachimun-dori, Tsuboya
    • 24. Traditional craftwork store Ariyoshi, Tsuboya
    • 25. Fenukama, Tsuboya
    • 26. Nishinume, Tsuboya
    • 27. View of Naha City from the roof of the Tsuboya Pottery Museum
    • 28. Sujiguwa in Tsuboya
    • 29. Yachimun-dori, Tsuboya
    • 30. Taihei-dori
    • 31. Shintenchi Ichiba Naka-dori
    • 32. Noren Ichiba
    • 33. Naminoue Shrine
    • 34. Kozakura no To, Asahigaoka Park
    • 35. Naminoue Beach
    • 36. Jack’s Steak House
    • 37. Asahibashi Station on National Route 58, start point for the Naha Marathon
    • 38. Kokusai-dori, Naha Marathon
    • 39. Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha
    • 40. Naha Harbor
    • 41. Madama-michi, Shikina-en
    • 42. The Udun villa at Shikina-en
  • 43. Walking around Shuri
    • 44. Stone-paved road, Kinjo-cho
    • 45. Big Bischofia javanica, Kinjo-cho
    • 46. Ishidatami Chaya Madama, Kinjo-cho
    • 47. View of Naha City from the terrace of the Ishidatami Chaya Madama, Kinjo-cho
    • 48. Agari-no-ubanju, Tamaudun
    • 49. Wall of Shuri Castle
    • 50. In front of Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts, Shuri Castle
    • 51. Main gate of Enkaku-ji temple, Shuri Castle
    • 52. Shureimon, Shuri Castle
    • 53. Kyukeimon, Shuri Castle
    • 54. View of the city from inside Shuri Castle
    • 55. Main hall, Shuri Castle
    • 56. View of Shuri Castle from Ryutan Pond
    • 57. View of Naha City at twilight from Gibo Station
  • 58. Afterword

About the author, Kaoru Hayashi

Writer, web designer, photographer and iOS App developer based in Kyoto.
Born in Kobe in 1972, around two months after the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty.
Admitted to the University of the Ryukyus in 1991, having first set foot on Okinawa for the entrance exams. Toured Okinawan battlefields, visited U.S. military bases, snorkeled, drank "awamori," and generally fell in love with Okinawa’s culture, nature, and history.
Founded DEEP KICK.com in 2000 and began working as an independent web designer/programmer.
Twitter username: @deepkick, hashtag: #okinawakikou
My FaceBook page
My Flickr
Hobbies include reading, tennis, marathon running, and watching sports. Participant in the Naha Marathon since 2009.