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View over Naha

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 9 November 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

View over Naha city, Okinawa, taken from the grounds of Shuri Castle.

Although it's not exactly freezing cold yet in the Kansai area where I live, it was so good to fly for an hour and a half and be back into summer temperatures - I think it was around 30 celcius this day. And not humid! Fantastic.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

KIJI from valenciennes, France

Not humid! So it's like mediteranean seaside :)

According to this photo, the buildings are not so hight

Have a nice sunday

9 Nov 2008 6:50am

@KIJI: Thanks KIJI. No, there are no huge skyscrapers in Okinawa...

standley from Carquefou, France

Beautiful overview on the city. Nice to have a place at 30°C at a one hour and half flight from your place!

9 Nov 2008 8:32am

@standley: Thanks standley! Yes it was very good!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The compo is amazing, and the stairs give it a punch :)

9 Nov 2008 3:17pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Okinawa is a great place. I have just stay there for short times and was lucky not to have any typhoon coming. This is the reason why there are not high buildings there.

10 Nov 2008 1:30am

@akarui: Thanks Olivier!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Sorry. I forgot to answer to your question. I was living in Kyoto for 1 year only, my Japanese wife is from Kagoshima...

10 Nov 2008 1:33am

@akarui: I see! You've seen a fair bit of Japan then...

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I guess it's due to Hollywood, but it's strange to me to think of "freezing" in Japan --in spite of having seen movies like Tôkyô nagaremono.

11 Nov 2008 12:34am

@Twelvebit: Really? Cold is one of my strongest images of Japan... Hokkaido, skiing, Nagano, Japanese Alps, hot springs in the snow... it's a big part of the Japanese experience! I've never lived in as cold a climate as in Japan (far colder than the UK).

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I should know better, huh?, especially since one of my favorite scenes in Kill Bill is the Tokyo sword fight in the snow, and Tokyo Drifter also features a battle in the snow. I guess because it's an island on the edge of the Pacific I think of it as being more like Hawaii.

11 Nov 2008 9:54pm

@Twelvebit: It's one of the interesting things about this country - you have tropical Okinawa one end, frozen Hokkaido the other end, and everything in between. And Japanese people know how to make the most of every season.