Hotel Nikko Naha Grand Castle
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... br> Have been looking at my route home, with a few folks understandably asking when I might be home - so pondering my options a lot today. From the Philippines (2 stops) I'll fly to Ambon in Indonesia, then arrive into Australia at Horn Island, FNQ.
It should be a comfortable flight to head straight to Longreach from there. I'm keen to see the museum which I skipped past on my way out - and, it would be ...
... 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.
... the day of celebration because I had to work on his legit birthday. What better way to celebrate life and being born than using your God-given legs to climb the Stairway to Heaven?
Stairway to Heaven is literally a ginormous staircase that leads to the top of this mountain/hill which offers heaven-like views of Okinawa. Terence had climbed it before; I hadn't. From a distance, it looked much easier than it did from up close. Still, feeling overly confident, ...