Category: okinawa

My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to th…

My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to the mainland. I hope I can go to Okinawa again someday!

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I spent an embarrasing amount of money trying …

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 …

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 Ex…

Strange shiisaa fountain at Okinawa’s Ocean Expo Park.

Life-size model of a basking shark at the Okin…

Life-size model of a basking shark at the Okinawa aquarium.

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium th…

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium that shows coral under a UV light.

Preserved Giant Squid at the Okinawa Churaumai…

Preserved Giant Squid at the Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium.

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous mant…

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous manta ray that is almost solid black.

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful cr…

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.