After visiting Okinawa for the first time last year, we made the decision to go back every year. This time however, we decided to spend our time on Ishigaki Island - or Ishigaki Jima in Japanese.
Water was gorgeous. Didn't bother to take the SLR this time but you can have a look at the photos I took last year in Okinawa in last years post.
The island is populated by about 46000 people. More info including average temperatures etc at the Ishigaki Jima tourist page.
This is a Goya lunch set. Don't know what its called in English but the Goya looks like this and has a distinct taste which takes sometime getting used to. The okinawaians love it.
More snorkeling with the fish. Wish I had the soundtrack to Water World to listen to - the bit where he swims to the city under water.
Buying some train tickets in the airport lounge - convenient!
During my years as a student back in the UK, I would travel to Tokyo and Hiroshima every year. The reason why I went to Hiroshima was because I had a friend there who I could stay with. Hiroshima is a lovely place to visit in the Summer.
For folks who have not been to Japan yet - will you travel to only Tokyo or do you have other locations to visit on your schedule? Same question goes to folks who have already been to Japan. While I'm at it, might as well ask folks who live in Japan too. If you have any recommendations for your fellow otaku then do let us know.