Naha: Days 1 to 3

I arrived in Naha, Okinawa, on the night of September 5, having taken the flight from Fukuoka. After I checked in at the hostel, I looked at their bicycles for rent. My plan was to rent a bicycle and cycle around the island of Okinawa for five days. However, the bicycles at the hostel are not set up to be touring bikes and didn't have a basket to fit my backpack.

The next morning, I was planning to go to a real bike shop and rent a bicycle, but after breakfast I was so tired that I took a two hour nap. I decided against renting a bicycle after waking up since I was so tired. I ended up changing to a different hostel that had a better rating and cost the same. When I checked in, I immediately crashed on the bed and slept for about 16 hours. I woke up the next day at 8 AM. I knew the prospect of cycling Okinawa was gone.

I spent yesterday walking on Kokusai Street, where there were a lot of shops. Then I went to the Tsuboya Pottery Museum. I had to use an English audio guide since all the signs were in Japanese. It was a good way to learn about the local pottery. Okinawa has a long history of pottery that I didn't know about. The Tsuboya Pottery Street had a lot of pottery stores. I wasn't going to buy any pottery on my trip so I didn't even bother to go into any stores.

I finally had McDonald's in Japan. For 750 JPY, or around $5.25, I had a Big Mac meal. After I came back to the hostel, I met another traveler. His name is Xavier and he's from Phoenixville, PA, a town not far from King of Prussia. Small world, indeed. I ended up having a very subpar Chinese meal for dinner from the restaurant across from the hostel. I would not recommend.

I have four more days to spend in Naha and I'm not sure what to do with my time since my original cycling plan fell through.

Arrived in Naha and greeted by a casino

Korean food in Japan is pretty good

A garage with rotating cars

Kokusai Street

Pottery at Tsuboya Pottery Museum

More pottery

Pottery Urns

Tsuboya Pottery Museum

Tsuboya Pottery Street

Japanese Big Mac tastes like the Big Mac in the US