As in last year, I have participated in the Okinawa Marathon this year. The only goal is to surpass my last year's record. Last year was the my first full marathon challenge, so I ran without any experience. But this year, I've practiced a little, taking advantage of last year's experience and mistakes, so before running I thought I could at least exceed last year's record. Before the start, I was enjoying the atmosphere of the festival just before the marathon, with a little tension before starting. Participants gather one after another.
I introduce the places where you can play, recommended by the locals. I also have post the beach of recommendation, the famous shop of Okinawa soba, the Izakaya and bar. from the viewpoint of the local people. Please have a look.
“Blue Note Tokyo” is a jazz club that is acclaimed by the world's top artists. The Blue Note Tokyo Jazz Orchestra is the first landing in Okinawa. Even I am not familiar with music, I often hear Blue Note names. Honestly, I am an amateur who don't understand jazz or music well, but I wanted to spend adult time listening to authentic music once a year. It was a little expensive ticket, but I tried it out.
Southern country Okinawa. Okinawa, a subtropical island that has nothing to do with skates and skis. However, ice skating is possible in Okinawa. The name is "Sports World Southern Hill". There is an ice skating rink at a sports facility in Haebaru town.
I participated in the Okinawa marathon, a full marathon event that we can run through the US military base only in Japan. And although I was in full marathon for the first time, I finished successfully! It was my first full-marathon challenge when I was 40 years old, but I was able to finish successfully. I was so happy that the cheering people on the roadside, and I was able to run to the end.
Trail walk that we can enjoy the subtropical forest only in Japan. I participated in that Kunigami Trail Walk. Trailwalk and trail run that will celebrate the 6th this year. Even if I am Okinawan people, Yanbaru natural forest that we rarely get into usually. I participated in a trail walk where I can enjoy the nature of Yanbaru with my child. It was a very pleasant event, as I was able to feel the natural sound and wind and smell of Yanbaru forest.
Heisei Last summer festival, I went to Mongol 800 music festival "What a Wonderful World 18" Summer festival even in November! This is Okinawa. Summer Music Festival held once every two years, hosted by Okinawa-born artist Mongol 800. It is the last summer festival of Heisei era at Chura SUN Beach, Toyosaki, a popular beach in Okinawa. It was the highest comfortable festival bathed in the sea breeze by the clean sea of Chura SUN beach. This time I will tell you the impression of participating in the Mongol 800 Summer music festival. Sorry I could only join one day on November 4th (Sunday) with my demands. On the contrary, I enjoyed music and drinks from 12 o'clock lunch time to 9 o'clock night.
I went to the Okinawa Industrial Festival where all the products and services of local companies that are closely related to the life of Okinawa come together. Familiar companies looking at TV commercial on a daily basis, as well as companies that are found at supermarkets and convenience stores, shops that have heard names, products of unfamiliar companies, etc. Okinawa Industry festival that we can experience products and services of various companies and shops active in Okinawa at once! It was fresh and fun just looking at the stalls and shops that are completely different from the regular festival. This time I will introduce the state of such Okinawa industry festival for a brief moment.
I went to the B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 HINOTORI! I was able to taste Inaba's raw song and Mr. Matsumoto's guitar raw sound in the same space, and I was able to have a very happy time. I really got a lot of Pleasure. I appreciate being able to experience B'z LIVE in Okinawa! This time it is not my introduction of Okinawa, but my impression as just a B'z fan. Please pardon.
Summer Okinawa, blue sky, beautiful beach. If you come to Okinawa as much as you want, you want to swim in the summer beach. If you are a parent with small children, you want your children to swim too. But if you have not swim too much in the sea, you are worried that you can swim really safely and fun. But at Sakimotobu beach, so-called Gorilla chop. If it is Sakimoto Beach even beginners and small children can safely swim fun. I will introduce such Sakimotobu beach with underwater animation which is actually swimming at Sakimoto beach. Whether you have a small child or you are a beginner, you can swim with tropical fish at the Sakamoto Gorilla Chop.
It is a secret beach whose only local Okinawa people know remains unchanged, the natural sea of Okinawa remained intact. That is Hanashiro Beach in Yaese town. I have been snorkeling at Hanashiro Beach where such nature's charm of Okinawa packed a lot. It was sunny this day, it was very nice weather and I enjoyed swimming. I also took a snapshot of the snookeling, so please have a look.