Friday, January 8, 2016

SIGHTSEEING IN OKINAWA.

Let us start from the northernmost tip of Okinawa.


Hedo Cape. 辺戸岬。



Hedo Cape too.




Big stones' forest. 大石林山。









Hedo Cape,the view from the Big stones's forest.




Iejima Island. 伊江島。



Nakijin gusuku castle site. 今帰仁城。



All of stonework is  made by  limestone rocks.



We can find an ammonite fossil sometimes. アンモナイトの化石。




Naka gusuku castle site. 中城。






Katuren gusuku castle site. 勝連城。





Zakimi gusuku castle site. 座喜味城。





American village,located near the US Air Force Base.




Looks like USA in Okinawa.

There are many subtropical plants in Okinawa.




Indian Laurel. ガジュマル。




Papaya.




Papaya's flowers.



Allamanda.



Hibiscus. Hibiscus tea is made from these calyxes.



A kind of a silk tree. 大紅合歓。




A butterfly. オオゴマダラ。



An artificial butterfly.


Thanks for visiting this post.





















49 comments:

  1. Another wonderful trip, Minoru, with accompanying photos! The castle would be fun to explore. The stones and sea are mesmerizing landscapes. Wishing you and your wife a happy 2016!

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  2. I enjoyed your photos from Okinawa. Cool castle and neat to see a fossil in the rock.

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  3. 遅いごあいさつになりましたが、明けましておめでとうございます。沖縄に行ってらしたのですね。やっぱり温かいのでしょうね。このような立派な城跡があることは始めてしりました。
    今年も色々な旅先のお写真楽しみにしております。

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      新年おめでとうございます。ありがとうございます。 今年も宜しくお願いします。

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  4. Wonderful visit, dear Minuro. Great captures of Okinawa and the nature. Especially the silk Trees. Never Seen before.

    By the way: I wish you a happy New Year 2016

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  5. You have just shared some interesting and beautiful photos. My Korean friend in Seoul loves Okinawa so much that he has to visit it yearly and has plans to retire there! This tempted me to visit too but that would be my last destination after I have covered all Japan. Okinawa is a bit too far off and the air tickets are not cheap too.

    Happy Weekend my friend.

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will visit Okinawa soon. I think it takes a few times to enjoy Okinawa sufficiently.

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  6. What a lovely sightseeing....really amazing photos....

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  7. It is a beautiful place with stunning views!
    Thank you for sharing great photos !
    Greetings

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  8. Beautiful pictures - the views are pretty amazing but I love your close up shots of the plants and butterfly.

    I hope you had a lovely trip!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  11. Fabulous scenery, floral and butterfly shots. Have a lovely weekend.

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  13. Hello, gorgeous views and scenery! The plants, flowers and butterfly are lovely captures. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  14. Always beautiful places you have gone to.

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  15. My first visit to your blog and it is wonderful! I loved seeing your photos of Okinawa! It is full of amazing history and surprises! The flowers are gorgeous and scenery breathtaking!
    I look forward to following!
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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  16. Great photos of such an amazing place to visit! Love the flowers and butterflies as well.

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  17. Greetings Minoru :). A wonderful post with great photographs. The fossil is intriguing and the place so much history. I love all the pretty flowers and the delightful butterfly. Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers and I wish you a very happy week.

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  18. Minoru interesting post. Wonderful sea with old stones and very beautiful nature.
    Good Sunday.
    A hug.

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  19. Interesting stone landscape, fossil, papaya and other flowers!

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  21. Amazing places, historical places from Okinawa and gorgeous sightseeings, at the shore or with the big stones forrest! I'm so amazed by the fortress-type gusuku in images above. So many incredible historical sites you have seen in this lovely walk! And lots of luxurious plants or trees on the cliffs, too..and even a fossil!
    Great sightseeings, indeed! Warm greetings in january!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel very happy you like my post. You inspired me very much. Thanks again.

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  22. Beautiful shots, lovely flowers!
    Many thanks for joining us at Floral Friday Fotos!

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  23. Fascinating terrain. I love the fossils, blossoms and butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  24. このような石の建物を見ると、ああー、やっぱり沖縄人とは人種が違うというか、異国と言う感じがしますね。
    お正月から、旅行が出来て、うらやましいというか、なんというか、ラッキー! 大変興味深いポストでした。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんにちは。 ありがとうございます。 人類学的にいうと、原日本人は、沖縄人とアイヌ民族です。、アジアから流れてきた人々との血が混じって、今の日本人が生まれたと言われています。
       醤油顔の人は、移民の血が多く流れていると言われています。

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  25. Hello Minoru, The cape and the cliffs are amazing. I love the flowers and the castle is fascinating. Thank you for sharing!

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