Thursday, April 2, 2015

Aka Island, Okinawa

This trip we spent a few days on Aka Island. We left the main island from Tomari Port on the Queen Zamami, which goes to both Zamami and Aka Islands. It was a fast boat and the water was a little rough from the wind. It took a little over an hour to get to our island on the ferry.

We took a slower big ferry to the other island when we met the whale watching group and rode on the top deck.

On Aka we stayed at Kawai Guest House, right on the beach.  It’s a basic place to stay, with the shower and toilet shared with the other guest rooms.


Breakfast and dinner were included.  The food served was caught (fish) and grown (vegetables and eggs) by the owners and was wonderful!


It was slow and relaxing on the island. We hiked to observatories for some beautiful views and walked on the beach. 

Ted went snorkeling, but the water was too cold for me.  I stitched and looked for shells.


We had lunch on our own and this time of year there was only one restaurant open.  This restaurant served three things – Okinawan soba, curry rice, and taco rice, all with meat. I bought yogurt at the little store and Ted ate and liked the Okinawan soba with big slabs of pork. We ate outside with a beautiful view.

The place with the green roof at the end of the beach was where we stayed.  In the evening deer came out of the woods and walked down the beach.


In the mornings, I sat on the deck and stitched with coffee before breakfast, while Ted took pictures.

I’d go back there in a heartbeat. It was wonderful.


  1. Thanks for the great pic.s, it looks like a wonderful trip. What camera are you using?

    1. Thanks for your comment. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix 6200. It is about the size of a deck of cards - easy to carry and easy to use.