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... see the Naha corner of Okinawa. When I'm somewhere I know nothing about I often head for the local museum, which I did today and served me well.
I had no idea of the extensive history of Okinawa. It only became part of Japan in the late 1800's, and aftter WW2 remained under American control until 1972. The Okinawans have the highest life expectancy on the planet, which is attibuted the ...
... even a large Japanese style Furo (bath).
Then we went to the Ginowan Convention Center. It was rather simple compared the the performing arts hall.
Sunsets and sunrises were amazing.
Other places we visited were the Okinawan beer,Orion Factory. This beer is made from barley,rice and corn with the hops and yeast. Drinking beer at 11 am did not go to well with me or maybe it was because we had 5 minutes to ...
Okinawan National Performing Arts Hall was funded by the government to create a venue for the production of traditional Kumiodori, the refined entertainment for the royal court and the highest form of hospitality for entertaining Chinese Inaugural envoys. It is known to be the most elaborate and modern theatrical structure in Japan. It is still used for the original Kumiodori but also drama, music and ...
... of Okinawa.
Tsuboya Kiln: My one personal mission during my free time was to find the pottery disyrict and the old kiln. Photos tell the story.
Royal Gardens, preserved ancient summer house of the lord of the country, and Chuko Awamori Rice Wine Factory. I says wine bur this this stuff is 40% alcohol, 80 proof.
The underground tunnel headquarters of the Japanese navy. All dug by hand with pick and shovel. It is a maze of tunnels and rooms.
My original plan was to spend 2.5 days in Naha. After purchasing a flight ticket, I received an email from an airline informing me that my 3.5 hour connection in Shanghai has been extended to 24 hours, and they will provide me with accommodation. My first reaction was, hell no! That will leave me with only 1.5 days in Naha, and I was not going to waste a whole day connecting in an airport!! But after numerous attempts to call the airline using poor ...