Accommodations, Earthquake

The Safest Place in an Apartment During an Earthquake

If you live in an apartment in an earthquake-prone area, it is a good precaution to learn where the safest spot is when a major earthquake hits. You should examine your home beforehand so you are aware of what dangers are presented in each room, and so you can react more quickly when the time… Continue reading The Safest Place in an Apartment During an Earthquake

Where to Find the Best Soba in Naha Okinawa
Food, Travel

Where to Find the Best Soba in Okinawa

Soba is a well-known staple of Japanese cuisine. It is usually made from buckwheat noodles that are served in a savory broth, or on a separate tray with a dipping sauce to the side. Soba from Naha City in Okinawa is arguably the best in Japan. The flavor, portion sizes, and prices offered in Okinawa… Continue reading Where to Find the Best Soba in Okinawa

What to Do During an Earthquake in a Tall Building
Accommodations, Earthquake

What to Do During an Earthquake in a Tall Building

Have you ever worried about what to do during an earthquake if you're in a tall building? There are greater risks and dangers that you may face depending on the floor that you are on. Japan has an average of 2-3 earthquakes per day, but most are not strong enough to be felt on ground… Continue reading What to Do During an Earthquake in a Tall Building

Advice, Experiences, Travel

Kayaking Through the Yanbaru Mangrove Forest in Okinawa

Have you always wanted to try kayaking, but felt intimidated because you’re a complete beginner and worried it might be difficult? Me, too! The Yanbaru Mangrove in Okinawa is a fun and safe place to go if you want to experience kayaking in Japan. I was a bit worried and nervous before I went, but… Continue reading Kayaking Through the Yanbaru Mangrove Forest in Okinawa

Advice, Travel

Surprises While Getting Around Okinawa Without a Car

If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Okinawa, you may be caught off-guard with how different things work from the rest of Japan. I recently spent a week there for the Golden Week holidays, and read every travel site and guide book I could find. They all suggested the same places to see, the same… Continue reading Surprises While Getting Around Okinawa Without a Car