Would You… Could You… In a Tree?

Posted on July 3, 2008

It is every kid’s dream to one day make the coolest tree house and live in it. In Okinawa, Japan, that dream has become one person’s reality… except they made it a restaurant instead of a home.

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Just north of the Okinawa airport on highway 58, the restaurant sits perfectly on top of a massive Gajumaru tree’s huge branches about 20 ft above the ground and looking out over the ocean.

The restaurant has a reputation of being quiet and elegant, while serving some of the best Japanese, Thai, Korean, Chinese and Indian food in all of Okinawa.

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Customers have to climb a spiral stairway to get to the restaurant.

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Mui Mui is another of our wonderful, yet weird, editors who also is a well established world traveler. Born in Asia, Mui Mui is our expert on whether the articles we publish remain appropriate and not offensive in nature. Mui Mui’s favorite place is Italy where she spent 4 years and eventually fell in love with.
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24 comments
saitokthx
saitokthx

next jurak mall (dark cloud)

Jake
Jake

Okinawa is in Kill Bill, innit? Island off Japan, where Uma Thurman gets her sword.

Smiley
Smiley

W-O-W-! Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

O'Neil
O'Neil

Am I the only one thinking about the Juraians off Tenchi Muyo after reading this?

zonker
zonker

Is it a real tree?

lam2005
lam2005

i've been there.. its beautiful.. and the food is great..

Reirei
Reirei

Surreal!! Like it came out from a Studio Ghibli animation! e.g Spirited away/Howls moving castle....

nick
nick

the food there is'nt all that great. most people agree the best food on the island is found in izukayas or coco's curry

Gr@peApe
Gr@peApe

I just came from Okinawa I was stationed there for four years and went to this resturant once, the food is good there, but the service sucks. The owner of the resteraunt dislikes Americans but will gladly take their money. It had the worst service I have ever had there. Dont get me wrong, not all Okinawan's dislike Americans. There are alot of them that love us there and they will be the greatest people you ever come across, but the one guy that owns this resturant doesn't.

Carrie
Carrie

I'm adding that to the list of places I'm going to visit. XD That's just awesome!

Roghelio Penns
Roghelio Penns

Me parece precioso y si se construye imitandolo de concreto(para hacerlo ecológico) con escalera interior discreta y con follaje natural en macetas gigantes, mejor. Salu2 desde México:Roghelio Penns

sultan_azteca
sultan_azteca

Nice touch of the garden grown on top of the restaurant roof. In the first picture the tree looks dead, in the other one you can tell a few sprouts here and there. Different seasons, maybe? And what in the world is a Gajumaru tree? Looks as thick as a baobab, or a (Mexican) Tule tree. One very refreshing sight. Okinawa is now my top city I would love to visit but probably never will.

JessiAnime
JessiAnime

Actually, Okinawa is an island off of Japan. It is very small and most of it is populated by army bases. It only has about 1.3 million people living there. From what my mom's boyfriend, who was born in Okinawa, says is that they are very traditional, and it is almost like stepping back in time. They hate the way modern Japan has become, and if they could they would separate themselves entirely from Japan

OkinawaMarine
OkinawaMarine

Actually, Okinawa only has a few Army bases. There is one large US Air Force base, a US Naval Hospital, and about a dozen US Marine Corps bases including an air station. Still, Americans make up a very small portion of the Okinawa population. There are a few large cities including Naha, Nago, and Okinawa City. Okinawa is home to the world's second largest aquarium, a pineapple winery, multiple historic monuments, and some of the best SCUBA diving spots in the world.

Proof Positivity
Proof Positivity

That looks fun! Yes, Sam I am I think I could and would in a tree.

dakwing duck
dakwing duck

Damn Ewok That's not the worst idea I ever heard.

Bob Avery
Bob Avery

great, I appreciate posting to your site

Bob Avery
Bob Avery

This restaurant has been there for many years and I still look forward to seeing it for many more years each time we drive by it. Great photo sent in by someone who is also impressed. You have to visit Okinawa and not only will you love to visit the restaurant, you will love to visit Okinawa. Bob Avery

evey
evey

baad asss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!