My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to the mainland. I hope I can go to Okinawa again someday!
I spent an embarrasing amount of money trying to win the whale shark from this machine.
I didn’t get it 🙁
During the assult on Okinawa in WW2 the local military headquarters was a series of tunnels carved into a mountain. It was one of the very few structures that wasn’t completely destroyed by the bombings.
Strange shiisaa fountain at Okinawa’s Ocean Expo Park.
A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium that shows coral under a UV light.
Preserved Giant Squid at the Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium.
Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous manta ray that is almost solid black.
I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful creatures.
From a distance whale sharks’ hundreds of spots and stripes appear to be solid. However, when you get closer you can see that they’re made up of thousands of smaller dots, in a lovely pattern that reminds me of pastel paintings.