A visit to Oujima

After the recent typhoon – and with the rainy season now officially over – the hot, sunny weather has returned to Okinawa. Yesterday the temperature was 32 degrees and my wife Midori and I decided to visit Oujima (Ou Island) for lunch. This small island is just a 15 minute drive from our home and is in the Tamagusuku area of southern Okinawa. The island is attached to the mainland by a new bridge. It’s possible to walk around the whole island in about 20 minutes. We had a very good lunch at the Oujima Kaisanbutsu Shokudo (restaurant) which is renowned for its seafood and for its large portions. Oujima is also famous for its tempura and at one of the shops further along the same street a line of people had formed waiting to buy it. Meanwhile several local teenagers were enjoying themselves by jumping off the bridge into the water – an excellent way to cool off on such a hot day. Once again we forgot to take the camera with us but here are some photos from Midori’s mobile phone.

The bridge connecting Oujima to the Okinawan mainland

The beach at Oujima

Oujima Kaisanbutsu Shokudo

Waiting to buy tempura

A row of ika (squid) hanging out to dry, while fishermen sit in the background

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4 Comments on “A visit to Oujima”

  1. Meiko Ono Says:

    I love this place! Having visited twice. Do you know Ohshiro shokudo restaurant at the 30 km point for Naha marathon? It is located near the island I guess….

  2. Julie Says:

    Hi, It looks great- maybe one day I will get to visit it too!
    Hope all is well.

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