|the many lion-dog guardians of entryways of Okinawa|
|Monorail tracks stretching into the distance|
|This is not our hotel... haha... but a UNESCO-protected|
ancient gate outside of the castle
|another (restored) gate at the castle|
|Clockwise from left: salmon, veg and pickles, natto, rice and Japanese curry sauce, |
miso soup, seaweed, congee and yogurt with fruit.
That’s about the highlights of the trip. I hope we can return one day with more time and an international driving permit so we can rent a car (they seem to be very strict about that). Another possibility is that we’ll go to one of the outlying islands, which are even more tropically luscious. Ishigaki is a possibility; it’s even closer to Taiwan and barely developed. A friend of a friend said it was amazingly natural, and they just rode around on bikes.
Sayōnara for now, Land of the Rising Sun!