17 January 2017
09:58AM We left our bags at the hotel whilst we got ready for 2 night stay at Moon Beach. And now we wait for the bus.
10:03AM Got on the bus for Ryukyu-mura (琉球村)
11:41AM We’ve arrived! This village, I must admit, caught me off guard, when one thinks of Japan you either think traditional kimonos and ninjas and samurais, or advanced technology, etc., so I seriously did not expect this at all. Okinawa has a culture totally of their own– from food to sake, from dancing to language, and from language to music. Although it is only but a microcosm of what the village used to be, this park has not only reminded me that Okinawa used to be a kingdom of its own but also demonstrated it in such a way that one feels as if they’ve been guided to a sneak peak of their past.
03:50PM Arrived at our hotel – Onna Marine View Palace Hotel. I gotta say, this is probably my favourite so far. A refreshing blend of traditional and modernity in terms of the room layout – there are normal beds and tatami mats with futon!
04:20PM Went for a swim, because why not!
05:53PM We waited for the sunset before going home. The tropical and islander atmosphere made me feel like home.
06:40PM Our third Okinawan dinner spent together.This time, food are bought from the conbini. All hail conbini dinners!!
18 January 2017
12:17PM After having to deal with 2 bus trips whilst feeling ill, we finally made it to Churaumi Aquarium (美ら海水族館).
04:20PM We spent around 4 hours in this beautiful aquarium.
04:41PM Taking the taxi home.
06:30PM We arrive and are about to have our second round of conbini dinners!