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CocoIchi Daisuki

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Hi there! はじめまして! I am a writer and designer, and I focus on budget travel in Japan. I have lived in and out of Japan for nearly a decade now and know all the tricks! Please use the link at the bottom of my site to contact me, if you would like to collaborate or would like me to write for you. よろしくお願いします!
Cape Manzamo (万座毛) provides one of the best views on the island of Okinawa, and is a great place to enjoy its pleasures for just the cost of a bus ride. Located in Nago Bay, the stunning blue waters...
Kinjo District (金城町石畳) has a beautiful stone-paved path running through it, lined with old-fashioned houses with red-tiled roofs and stone walls. How to get there It’s a 15 minute walk from Shurijo Castle park. Map [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=1dS8Lvj-7qiqjI8k9o0bzt24PKP8&w=100%&h=350]
Guest post by M A McDonald Yabo Tenmangū Shrine (谷保天満宮) is this a beautiful Shinto shrine, a brief walk from Nambu Line’s Yaho Station. Founded in 903 and rebuilt on its present site (1924), Yabo Tenmangū protects a small sacred forest...
Tropical Dream Center (熱帯ドリームセンター) is a popular destination in Okinawa, with around 2000 orchids and tropical plants to view. Information Open: 8:30-19:00 (March-September), 8:30-17:30 (October-February) Price: 670 yen How to get there From Naha Bus Terminal, visitors can take a bus here. Book at...
Cheap and simple, everyone likes Soba and Udon. Soba is thin noodles made from buckwheat, while Udon is thick white flour noodles. They sometimes come in soups, or sometimes you dip them into a little pot of soup. Both...
Shurijo Castle Park (首里城公園) is a world heritage listed national park and castle near Naha city center. With spectalar views over the city’s downtown, this is a must visit. The castle used to be the home of the Ryukyu...
Shikina-en Garden (識名園), another unique World Heritage site in Okinawa, is a stunning garden containing the old villa of the Okinawa royal family. Information Open: 9:00-17:00 (October-March), 9:00-18:00 (April-September) Price: 400 yen How to get there Take a bus from Kinjo District (15 mins). Recommended...
Visiting the hot spring (onsen) for a day is a cheap way to try out this uniquely Japanese experience. It's a great way to wash away all that tiredness during your travels. Today, I'll introduce Hot Plaza Onsen in Matsumoto. How...
Want some lovely Japanese food, but don't want to spend loads of money?  Try these! 1. Matsuya All sorts of cheap Japanese food.  Gyudon (meat on rice), steaks, Japanese style burgers...... 2. Yoshinoya The best place for a cheap Gyudon (meat on rice) 3....
There are ferry services to Okinawa with Marue Ferry, but they are much more expensive and slower than flying. Even standard airlines such as Japan Airlines will be a lot cheaper. Budget airlines service Okinawa from various locations Peach Airlines: Osaka,...