“Explore 2017” Calendar

Share your adventures and explorations with us!

We all know Okinawa and the rest of the Pacific is filled with amazing places, landscapes, cultures, customs and food. Many of us capture those memories through the lenses on our cameras and smartphones. Share your personal adventures with us!

This year the photo chosen for the cover will win a one night stay at YYY Club iE Resort located on the beautiful Ie Island.

This year’s theme: Explore 2017.

Here are the winning submissions from our 2016 Adventure calendar.


How do I submit my photographs?

Please read our terms and conditions before submitting your photograph to us for  consideration.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your photograph for publication you represent and warrant that it is your own original work, is not copied, and does not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use. You further warrant and represent that your photograph is not obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.

By submitting a photograph you: a) give us permission to publish it in the Kadena FSS Calendar and on kadenafss.com; b) grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish it in any format including without limitation in print and electronic formats and c) you give us permission to use your name for the purpose of identifying you as the owner of your photograph.

Image must be taken at a Kadena Force Support Squadron (FSS) tour location. The image does not necessarily need to be taken while while on an FSS tour. Kadena FSS travels to multiple destinations throughout Okinawa and the world. See below for a list of suggested locations!

Need help getting started?

We’ve got a list of Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel destinations for you right here! If you’ve been on any of Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel tours, or plan to visit any of the destinations below (either by yourself or with us!) we’d love to see your favorite moments.

Okinawan Cultural Tours

Sacred Places Tour
Ocean Observatory Tour
Explore the North Tour
Tangerine Picking Tour
Strawberry Picking Tour
Whale Watching Tour
Battle of Okinawa Tour

Cultural Festivals And Events

10,000 Eisa Dancers
Naha Tug of War
Uruma City Bullfighting
Itoman Hare Dragon Boat Races
Naha Hare Dragon Boat Races
Shuri Castle Moonlight Fall Harvest Festival
Emerald Beach Fireworks Festival
Shi Shi Mai Festival
Tedako Festival
Ie Island Lily Festival
Higashi Azalea Festival
Cherry Blossom Festivals
Yomitan Pottery Fair

Off-Island Destinations

Kagoshima, Japan
Mt. Takao, Hachioji, Japan
Ishigaki, Japan
Sapporo, Japan
Niigata, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Mt Fuji, Japan
Kyoto, Japan
Beijing, China
Hong Kong, China
Sydney, Australia

Okinawan Destinations

Okuma Beach
Tokashiki Island
Kerama Islands
Ie Island
Sesoko Island
Expo Park
Churaumi Aquarium
Kokusai Street
Okinawan Memorial Museum
Peace Prayer Park
Shuri Castle
Nakijin Castle
Bios on the Hill
Sefa Utaki
Nago Pineapple Park
Orion Beer Brewery
Ryukyu Glass Factory
Fruits Land
Japanese Naval Underground
Forest Adventure Park
Mini Mini Zoo
Neo Park
Butterfly Park
Hiji Falls
Nishihara Town Marine Park
Shikina-en Royal Gardens
Southern Hills Ice Rink
Urashima Dinner Theater
Yotsutake Dinner Theater
Yui Monorail
Futenma Shrine Cave
Hedo Point