Tag: Okinawa

Largest Shopping Mall in Okinawa Has Opened Today!

The largest resort shopping mall, AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom (イオンモール沖縄ライカム) with more than 200 stores, 60 restaurants, theater & event spaces, aquarium, resort hotel, and thousands of parking spaces opened today. Let’s go straight into official promotion video to see how it looks like below: [1] Official Promotional Video Official website Japanese http://okinawarycom-aeonmall.com/ English http://en.okinawarycom-aeonmall.com/ 中文 (簡體) http://chs.okinawarycom-aeonmall.com/…

USJ Coming to Okinawa, Japan?

The Nago city in Okinawa has been a candidate in Kyushu area to build a USJ (Universal Studio Japan) theme park according to The Ryukyu Shimpo. If this development plan goes ahead, that means it should be completed and open in May 2018. This is going to help the overall development and growth of Okinawa. People…

How Do Okinawan Greet to Their Customers?

When you travel to Okinawa for the first time passing through airport and shops, you will hear ‘Haisai menso-re (はいさい、めんそーれ)’ or ‘Haitai menso-re (はいたい、めんそーれ)’. What do they mean in Japanese? はいさい、めんそーれ:こんにちわ、いらしゃいませ。(男性が言う。) はいたい、めんそーれ:こんにちわ、いらしゃいませ。(女性が言う。) What do they mean in English? はいさい、めんそーれ:Hello, welcome. (For male to say when customers enters the shop.) はいたい、めんそーれ:Hello, welcome. (For female to say…

Okinawa Trip: Scenery

I was in Okinawa half for holiday last week. This was in Naha City. I walked from Asato (安里) station to Shuri (首里) Castle. That was about 40 mins. The course was pretty random. ^^” (Asato Station-> Shuri Station-> Kokusai Street-> Makishi Station-> Asato Station) The above is the explanation about Shuri Castle front gate. Steep…