We are in the middle of Okinawa’s rainy season. It sucks. We are talking monsoon like rains. When the weather says it’s not supposed to rain one day, we take full advantage!
The kids and I went on an outing the other day, ending up at the Tomigusuku Castle Ruins Park. I knew the park was closed, but I was hoping to still find the castle ruin part. No such luck. The walking paths were still intact, so we just walked around the whole park. There was almost nothing there besides overgrown jungle.
We checked out a few parks on the way home, but they weren’t much of anything. I’m pretty much convinced that we’ve found all the good ones. On the way home, we took a different route. I had just made a comment to the kids about being sorry we hadn’t found any good parks. I spoke too soon. I spotted a good looking playground and with a little navigating, we got there. It was the Ikoi-no Citizen’s Park and it was a good one.
After the little one and I found the melody road the other day, we drove around for a while, finally stopping at the Chibana castle ruins. They aren’t much to speak of, which is why we hadn’t been there before, but I’m always up for checking something out. You never know what you’ll find.
We didn’t find much at the castle ruins though. Lots of stairs that managed to just end. One staircase just kept turning and continuing on. It was overgrown, but we made it to the top and found an observatory. Pretty good view too!