Ojima Island, Okinawa

Fun Flying Four Ojima Island (3 of 9)

Last weekend we ticked another island off of our bucket list, although technically we had been there before but never jumped out of the car so I couldn’t cross it off until we had, at the very least, left the car!

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Ojima Island is a TINY island, down South near Nanjo and sits about 100 meters off the main island of Okinawa and connected by a bridge.

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To drive around the 23 square kilometer island takes approximately 5 minutes, made longer by narrow roads and traffic.

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At first we parked up about half away around the island to explore all the rock pools, look for fossils (Eden is really into this at the moment) and collect sea shells.

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Once Matt got tired of holding Clio who refused to walk we headed back to the car and drove around the island again.

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We saw a sign for a lighthouse, but couldn’t find any sort of lighthouse building at all, we did see what liked like a monument of some sort and wondered if that was once where the lighthouse stood.

Fun Flying Four Ojima Island

In the end we parked up again and took the girls to a small netted off beach, which looked back towards the main island of Okinawa.

one of the views back to the main island of Okinawa

one of the views back to the main island of Okinawa

The weather was glorious and our water baby was itching to get her feet wet, which soon became her entire body, clothes and all.

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It took Clio a while to want to venture into the water, but when she did she loved it also!

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Eden eventually gravitated towards a group of older local girls, or maybe it was the other way around. Regardless, they sat in the shallow water chatting away, Eden showed them her shell collections and they even spent a good 5 minutes taking selfies (with a selfie stick of course).

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They really wanted Clio to join them but she was too shy!

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While I am crossing Ojima Island off of our bucket list I still want to go back to get some photos of the squid drying (we saw only 1 lone squid) and of course try some tempura which must have been amazing judging by the long lines.

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We are pretty happy spring has finally arrived and look forward to many more island/beach adventures over the next few months!

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7 responses to “Ojima Island, Okinawa

  1. Oh my gosh how fun!!! That is a really small island, but I’m glad the girls had a lot of fun! That’s so amazing! I’m a little jealous all my friends are getting orders to Oki. Love your pictures!

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