- 3D2N vacation for 1 for $2,530 (Valid for customer aged 12 years and above only)
Hotel at a glance
Located less than a ten minutes’ walk to the two train stations of Asahibashi and Kenchomae, Hotel Livemax Naha offers a launching point to several of Okinawa’s sightseeing locations accessible via railway or a brisk stroll. Offering an in-house diversion in the form of the city-view outdoor pool, your Naha host is also a seven-minute journey to the 2km stretch of Kokusai Dori, or ‘International Street’, which hosts a string of restaurants and souvenir shops.
Hong Kong to Okinawa
- Departure: 7.25am (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 10.55am (GMT +9)
- Departure: 11.45am (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 3.05pm (GMT +9)
Okinawa to Hong Kong
- Departure: 11.55am (GMT +9)
- Arrival: 1.40pm (GMT +8)
For reference only and subject to changes and availability.
- Max. occupancy: 2 adults per room
- Laundry service
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Okinawa, Japan: What to see and do
Despite carrying the definition of a ‘rope in the open sea’ in its name, Okinawa remains a solid island population whose inhabitants stand by their own. Once the independent kingdom of Ryukyu, then the colony of its neighbour, the Satsuma prefecture, before being brought under Japan’s taxation and oppressive rule during the Meiji Restoration, the southernmost district survived its worst during World War II when one-fourth of its people was lost to bombardment and civilian massacre. Rising from the ashes, the uchinanchu (the local dialect for “sea people”) stands apart from their mainland counterparts as they developed a culture distinct from the Yamato.
Start from the northern group of land masses of the Okinawa Islands (which precede the Miyako Islands and Yaeyama Islands), and witness the remnants of Okinawa’s ruling centre of the Shuri castle. Once the domain of the then-ruling Sho Hashi, the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site is the prefecture’s only fully-restored grounds and hosts sightseeing favourites like the stone gates of Sonohyan-utaki, which demonstrates Okinawan-style architecture, and the gardens of Shikina-en, which was used to receive the visiting envoys from China.
Then, move on to mouth-watering sights as you shift inwards towards the dining locations of the Makishi Kōsetsu Ichiba, or Makishi public food market. Offering the culinary ingenuity that combines Chinese and Japanese elements while keeping to its Ryukyuan roots, the local food scene may be defined by a local saying that the Okinawans use every part of the pig “except for its squeal”. Grab some tibichi or mimi from one of the 400-odd shops selling fresh ingredients, and make your way to the second-floor food court where you can have your meal prepared with a fee of 500 yen onwards.
Jie Ling Express (License no. 351812)
Room 1901, Kai Tak Mansions, 317-319 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan
Contact Number: 2802 1081
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-1pm