Okinawa has a strong cultural influence from the America due to the US army base. It felt like a mini-Hawaii but with great Japanese food.
Moon Ocean was not available the first night of our visit so we booked Vessel Hotel for that night. The room at Vessel is like an average 3-star hotel but it’s location is pretty good. Right next to it, there is a beach park and the American Village.
view from the balcony
Recommended by some locals to try this restaurant ... it was a great experience. Make reservation in advance if you can as the restaurant can get busy.
A bazaar type of market where you can buy almost everything from food to clothes, from flowers to electronics.
It was our first Ikebana show and quite an interesting experience. Some of the pieces were truly creative and extravagant!