A Picnic at Fukugawa Falls

I’ve spent most my life seeing romantic setups in magazines and in remote locations like this on TV but after putting in the work I can say it’s way better than it looks. There are so many other senses I never thought much about like the cool air from the waterfall and the singing birds hidden in the canopy.

Okinawa, Japan is not just about the sun, sea, and great food. This island has many other delights to offer those who will take the extra time and effort needed to see them.

That brings me to Fukugawa Falls. This was the first waterfall I hiked three years ago and it’s become one of our favorite spots to get together, relax, and go for a swim. We always pack a lunch and snacks when we go, but today I wanted to create something special for my husband since he hardly gets to explore Okinawa with me and the kids due to his work.

I packed two baskets with candles, linens, champagne glasses, wooden plates, a mini cake stand, and of course chopsticks and food.

We drove to the location and hiked the waterfall trail. This trail is so breathtaking that at the hill’s summit you will be able to see the falls and its pool.

Since we set up the picnic on a large uneven rock, some of the pictures may be a little off balance and slanted.

Here’s the menu: Salad with Japanese dressing, cucumber salad, soba noodles, sushi, chicken skewers, omusubi (which is a round or triangle shaped rice balls filled with all sorts of ingredients), gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), fresh pineapple, and vanilla cake.

Okinawa, Japan will forever have a special place in my heart. No place on Earth has ever captured my heart like this island has.


I hope you enjoyed this simple picnic idea and don’t forget to check out more summer inspirations below! I also wanted to Thank Bre Rooms for Rent for hosting this lovely Summer Get-Together Tablescape blog hop!

Cheers -Norma


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  • Shelley
    May 30, 2019

    My jaw has been dropped through the entire post!!! Incredible, absolutely incredible! It looks like it’s out of a dream!

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    • paintmepink
      July 5, 2019

      You are so sweet, Shelley! Thank you! It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to this place, I’m just happy we had the opportunity to experience it 🙂

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  • Ashley Stringfellow
    May 30, 2019

    What a gorgeous spot for a picnic! I love seeing a little bit of Japan through your posts. Beautiful!

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    • paintmepink
      Ashley Stringfellow
      July 5, 2019

      Thank you so much, Ashley! It’s going to be a bittersweet goodbye but I’m looking forward to a new adventure 🙂

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  • Susan Weaver
    June 21, 2019

    Such a beautiful post as usual Norma! You can tell you put a lot of work into it. You find the best spots in Okinawa too! You should write a book for people coming to the island ( in your spare time ?).

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