Ikei Beach, Ikeijima

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Two weekends ago we were wanting to do something outdoors because the weather was absolutely perfect, so we decided to head to Ikei Beach. The last time we visited Ikei we only drove around and then decided to go back home because we were starving and we couldn’t find a place to eat.

My friend Katie came along with us and of course we had to make a stop at the gorgeous red bridge. Ikei Beach is located right after the bridge and although you have to pay ¥400 per adult to get into beach we really enjoyed the facilities. You can also pay extra to do tons of water activities and there’s also a small cafe inside that serves Okinawan food.

^^ We also rented an umbrella for ¥900 ^^

^^ the best way to cool down after a few hours at the beach is of course Kakigori (shaved ice) ^^

We later drove around the island trying to find 2 unique houses that my friend Hannah featured on this post. We sadly only found this one but wow was amazing! I wish there was a way of knowing who designed these and if the houses are abandoned or still in use.

Hooray for another place checked off my Oki Bucketlist!

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • So glad you found this house, isn't it awesome! I would love to have it as a backdrop for a photo shoot (if I liked getting my photo taken!) We havent been back to this beach for over a year, we really need to its one of my favorites!