Shopping Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Okashigoten Onna Branch
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    4.0
    332 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Prefecture Onna Village Senagaku 100
    This long-standing confectionery in Onna Village, one of Okinawa’s premier resort areas, is famous for its purple yam tarts. The building is designed in the style of Shuri Castle and features an adjoining purple yam tart factory. The spacious interior contains several types of sweets that can be sampled by visitors. There are also specialty Okinawan products, making this a great spot for souvenir hunting. In addition, the Onna location offers exclusive purple yam tart workshops where visitors can make their own original tart (reservations required). There are also a restaurant and a cafe, where you can enjoy a meal while gazing out at the emerald green sea before you.

    The restaurant with an excellent view. The food was really tasty and it made a nice lunch stop at the local souvenirs shop. The service was really good too, unlike the Diamond cafe located 1st...

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    4.0
    204 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Fukudi 169
    This handmade Ryukyu glass workshop, one of the largest in the prefecture, is located in Itoman City. There, visitors can purchase or even make their own works of Ryukyu glass, one of Okinawa's most notable handicrafts. Visitors can watch glass craftsman create works of Ryukyu glass at the 1,300-degree Celsius kiln located at the center of the workshop. Visitors can try a wide range of glass making experiences such as making accessories or photo frames, which are suitable for all ages, as well as making a one-of-a-kind glass. Some of the workshop's other attractions include a direct sales shop, an outlet shop, and a Ryukyu glass museum that shows off the stunning craftsmanship of Ryukyu glass artisans.

    We toured the glass village and while all of the glass items displayed and for sale were beautiful, unfortunately the furnace used for making things was under construction/repair. A typhoon had...

  • Mihama American Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunchatanchou Mihama
    It is a major resort area that opened in 1998. It runs along Chatan Town’s National Highway Route 58 and the large Ferris wheel on the seashore is a landmark. There are a large number of shops and restaurants, including amusement facilities which are mainly popular among young people. The adjacent sunset beach as its name suggests is the perfect spot to view the beautiful setting sun. In the evening, you can enjoy the brilliant illumination of the Ferris wheel.
  • Department Ryubo (Palette Kumoji)
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    3.5
    147 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Kumoji 1-chome -1-1
    This 10-storey shopping mall with two underground levels is conveniently located for shopping and sightseeing, and is approximately 10 to 15 minutes away by car from Naha Airport. Besides clothing stores and restaurants, it also has a movie theater, citizens’ theater and many events. The Naha City Museum of History is located on the fourth floor, and it introduces the history from the imperial period with family documents, photographic materials, arts and crafts, and materials of the Sho dynasty that are National Treasures.

    Huge shopping mall located just right opposite of the entrance of international street. It featured ten levels in total and a great number of famous shops like muji. There was a sky garden on the...

  • Depot Island
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    4.0
    196 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunchatanchou Mihama 9-1
    Located in Mihama’s American Village, Depot Island is a commercial facility that features over 60 different stores for shopping, relaxation, dining, and more. The architecture and atmosphere are meant to evoke an American feel that visitors can enjoy simply by strolling about. Many shops offer tacos and other foods you can eat on the go. The facility faces the sea as well, making it a popular destination for viewing the gorgeous sunset.

    We come here to get out of the house do some geocaching and people watch. Its a great place to wonder around and interact with the locals as well as doing some shopping. Review was written...

  • SAN-A Naha Main Place
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Omoromachi 4-4-9
    This general shopping center is located in Naha City. Food, clothing, home appliances, household articles, and everything else you could need are available here. There’s also a movie theater, game center, and various other forms of entertainment. You can relax and have a meal in the restaurants and cafes, and there’s room for the whole family. The closest station is Omoromachi Station on the Okinawa Monorail (Yui Rail).

    I must have walked past this place more than 50 times without realising I was missing out on a place well worth a visit...Unusual Eurasian mix...Best Taco rice in Okinawa...The Tandoori chicken salad...

  • Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom
    Shopping
    4 blocks within the Kitanakagusuku village Awase land readjustment project area in Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
    In addition to restaurants and fashion shops, this five-story shopping mall has facilities such as a movie theater, and a tourism association and aesthetic shops. Approximately 220 specialty stores are located on the premises, the largest in the prefecture. It is somewhere you want to visit when travel since it has shops with specialty goods, rental car agency and travel agencies.
  • Yonekoyaki Craft Center
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    4.5
    112 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Fukai (Maibara) 447-1
    Yonekoyaki Craft Center is a craft workshop located right next to Yonehara Beach on Ishigaki Island. The Center can be recognized by the huge Shisa (Okinawan lion-dogs) at the entrance. Within the Center grounds there are ponds and a stream, with colorful, characterful art-works scattered around. Inside the Center, a wide range of unique, colorful miniature Shisa statues are on sale, varying in size from Shisa so small that they will fit in the palm of your hand, to larger statues around 30 centimeters high; these make ideal souvenir gifts.

    Our tour guide recommended my kids will love this place and took us here. He was 100% right about it. My kids were totally captivated by the colorful statues which keep us safe from the devil. Haha

  • Ishigaki City Special Products Sales Center
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    3.5
    107 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Okawa 208
    "This souvenir shop is located inside of the Ishigaki City Public Market in the Euglena Mall shopping district in Okawa, Ishigaki City. The shop, which is jointly operated by the producers of Ishigaki Island's various specialties, carries one of the largest selections on the island. It offers a wide variety of locally-grown fruit grown, famous local sweets, awamori, traditional handicrafts, and other items certified as ""Pure Ishigaki Island Products"" by the Ishigaki City Special Product Promotion Association."

    There are so many articles (mostly food) that you certainly will need assistance. Most items are original from Ishigaki; otherwise they are from nearby islands. Among the most popular items are...

  • ASHIBINAA Okinawa Outlet mall
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Toyosaki 1-188
    Okinawa’s first outlet mall is a 15-minute drive from Naha Airport and features Greek-style architecture. In addition to brand products making their Japan debut, nearly 100 brand-name shops are gathered here. You can also buy Okinawa souvenirs here at a reasonable price. Events showcasing folk culture are held in the plaza as well. With plenty of cafes and restaurants, it’s easy to see why this destination is so popular.
  • Pineapple House
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Kagamizu 684-1
    The landmark for this souvenir shop is a large pineapple. It has a large selection of goods, and you can taste pineapples, and original pineapple wine and sweets. In addition, there is a kitchen on the second floor with popular menu items such as wheat noodles with Agu pork and a 37-centimeter-high pineapple parfait.

    the pineapple is a wonderful fruit because not only does it taste great giving you that lift especially on a hot day, its powerful enzymes pack a wallop:do not discard the hard skeleton as this is...

  • Senagajima Umikaji Terrace
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Senaga 174-6
    This commercial facility is by the sea on the western side of Senaga Island 15 minutes by car from Naha Airport. The food consists mainly of Okinawan dishes, and there's also a craft shop with jewelry and other products for sale. There are 33 establishments in total offering everything from snorkeling to sea kayaking and more, not to mention “FM-Toyomi” satellite studios. Weekly events are held as well, and include the resort-music-focused “Music Night” and performances by street entertainers.
  • Shuri Ryusen
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shuriyamagawachou 1-54
    This shop displays and sells kimono and accessories dyed in the Bingata style, as well as original handicrafts that use vegetable dyes. There is also a traditional Okinawan Bingata-style dyeing workshop where visitors can observe the dyeing process. The display and sales corner features a variety of Bingata- and coral-dyed household goods, interior goods, and items that make wonderful souvenirs. You can also sit around the fireplace in the rest area and enjoy some Okinawan tea and snacks.

    This place is near Shuri Castle. You can google for the exact location as it is situated in a quiet residential area - i think. One will be shown how to use the paints and the corals (they come in...

  • Washita Shop Kokusai-dori Street Store
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Kumoji 3-2-221F
    Washita is a shop selling Okinawan specialty products, located near the Prefectural Government offices on Kokusai Street. It offers a wide range of Okinawan specialties and local delicacies, including traditional handicraft products, fruit, Awamori spirit, etc. On the second floor, there is an “antenna shop” branch of Umichurara (the main branch of which is located in the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium), and the Soukana café, which serves fruit grown at Okinawa Churashima Farm.

    国際通りの県庁寄りにあるお土産店で、沖縄のお土産がひと通り何でも揃います。2階では美ら海水族館のおみやげも買えます。JALの機内で貰った「ちゅらナビ」を提示すると、商品の代金が5%引きになりました。

  • Haneji no Eki Roadside Station
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Makiya 763-1
    Haneji no Eki Roadside Station is located in Nago City in the northern part of Okinawa’s main island. It is popular as a place where you can purchase vegetables and fruits directly from producers, with mangoes and pineapples available in the summer and citrus fruits and fresh “Yambaru” eggs available in winter, among other items. The restaurants offer popular local dishes such as Haneji chicken and chicken-and-egg rice bowls made using Yambaru eggs. Various events and promotions are held as well, making this a fun place to stop by.

    物産エリアと食事処があります。物産エリアでは、地元の食材等があり、有名な「ニューハーフ」があります。雰囲気的には「おんなの駅」よりも落ち着いた感じです。

  • Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-2-10 Sturgeon Naha 2F
    The Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center is located on the second floor of the Tenbusu Naha Building on Kokusai Street, around four minutes’ walk from Makishi Station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail (Yuirail) line. The Center boasts an impressive selection of works by Living National Treasures and examples of Naha’s traditional handicrafts. Monitors display video footage which shows the creation processes for different items in an easy-to-understand way. Visitors can also try their hand at five traditional crafts—Ryukyuan glass-blowing, Ryukyuan Bingata dyed cloth-making, Shuri cloth-making, Tsuboya-ware making, and Ryukyuan lacquerware-making. Visitors can also purchase works by leading Ryukyuan handicraft designers.

    At the Naha City Traditional Craft Centre you can choose from a variety of craft experiences. Under the guidance of craftspeople I helped create a beautiful drinking glass - a beautiful souvenir of...

  • JA Okinawa Shokusaikan Nanairo Batake
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Toyosaki 3-86
    JA Okinawa Shokusaikan Toyosaki Nanairo Batake is a shop selling foodstuffs produced in Okinawa that is located inside the Roadside Station Toyosaki roadside rest-area on National Highway 331 in Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City. The shop is run mainly by female staff from JA Okinawa Tomigusuku; it sells a wide range of food items produced in Tomigusuku and in other parts of Okinawa, including seasonal fruits and vegetables, premium cuts of meat, processed foods and other local specialty products. During the mango season (from mid-May to mid-September), mangoes are available; Tomigusuku produces more mangoes than any other region on the main island of Okinawa.

    Small supermarket with plenty of local produce. Right behind the OTS car rental near the airport. Good place to pick up local sweet potato, sweets, and even Japanese rice where they pack on site. We...

  • Nanjo City Local Products Center
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudeken 539
    Nanjo City Local Products Center is located in Chinen, Nanjo City, south of Okinawa Main Island. There is a range of Nanjo City's specialty products, souvenirs, local fresh vegetables and seafood, such as mozuku seaweed. Inside the shop, it has a lot of Nanji goods, the heartwarming local character mascot of Nanjo City. There is also a ticket booth for Sefa Utaki, the most important spiritual site for Ryukyu Kingdom, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, so you can purchase a ticket here. You can overlook the cobalt blue ocean from an observation area where you get a stunning view.

    地域の特産品がたくさんあってとてもいいお店です。 こじんまりしていますが、野菜やお菓子もたくさんあってスタッフも元気で楽しい!

  • Ikutouen
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-22-33
    Located in the town that represents Okinawan pottery, this Tsuboya ware pottery boasts nearly 300 years of history. The ceramics made here use local earth and glaze and are crafted using traditional techniques all while being appropriate for the modern age. Visitors can purchase these products from the official shop nearby. The pottery classroom offers several different courses, so feel free to try your hand at making your own original bowl or cup.

    電話予約して夫婦で絵付け体験に伺いました。教えてくださったインストラクターのお姉さんも親切で下書きの書き方から、色の載せ具合、焼き上がりの発色まで丁寧に教えていただきました。他県への移動が解除されたばかりの為、やちむん通りの人通りも少なく二人でゆっくりと静かな時間を過ごさせて頂きました。絵付けして10日たった今日、我が家にきれいなどんぶりが二つ届きました。素敵なお土産になりました。

  • T Galleria Okinawa (Duty Free Shopping)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Omoromachi 4-1
    T Galleria is a duty-free shopping complex located in Naha City’s new downtown area, accessible from Omoromachi Station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail (Yuirail) line. It is the only place in Japan where visitors can enjoy duty-free shopping without needing to show their passports. T Galleria’s target customers are people who will be traveling from Naha Airport on domestic flights to other parts of Japan, and people with tickets for international flights. Duty-free goods can be purchased up to two hours before departure, and then collected at the Duty Free Shopping (DFS) counter in Naha Airport. Besides popular fashion and cosmetics brands, T Galleria also sells Okinawa souvenirs such as Awamori liquor and Chinsuko biscuits.

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You've arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan's most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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