This is the second installment of Kaoru Hayashis Okinawa Photobook, A Trip to Okinawa 2: Strolling around Naha and Shuri.
This product isnt a comprehensive guidebook to Okinawa; rather, its a collection of 53 photographs on the theme of "strolling around Naha and Shuri" taken during the authors own perambulations around some of his favorite spots in Naha as well as the former capital of Shuri.
Each photograph is accompanied by an explanation reflecting the authors own insights. Most are accompanied by a map (internet connection required) indicating where each photograph was taken.
My hope is that it both serves as a reference for travel to Okinawa and inspires people to want to learn more about Naha and Shuri.
The information included in this application was accurate at the time of writing. Please be aware that things may change in the future.
About the author, Kaoru Hayashi
Writer, web designer, and iPhone app developer based in Kyoto.
Born in Kobe in 1972, around two months after the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty.
Admitted to the University of the Ryukyus in 1991, having first set foot on Okinawa for the entrance exams. Toured Okinawan battlefields, visited U.S. military bases, snorkeled, drank "awamori," and generally fell in love with Okinawas culture, nature, and history.
Founded DEEP KICK.com in 2000 and began working as an independent web designer/programmer.