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Shopping Spots in Okinawa Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SAN-A Naha Main Place
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    4.0
    2 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).

    オムライスが美味しいんです。 ポークカツ&デミオムライス(名前忘れた)¥750にしました 他の人が頼んでるの見て思ってたのですが なかなか美味しそうです! 味も普通に美味しかったです。 カツはサクサク、 オムライスの卵の火の通り加減も絶妙。 しょせんフードコート…の予想はいい意味で外れました♪

  • 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.
  • Yonekoyaki Craft Center
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    A nice small free park with lots of brightly painted, large statues including Shisas (Okinawan guardian lions). Great spot to explore after swimming or relaxing at Yonehara beach and maybe pick up a...

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    4.0
    181 Reviews
    Shopping
    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...

  • Okashigoten Yomitan flagship store
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Uza 657-1
    The Yomitan store is the flagship store of Okashigoten, which makes confectionery using local Okinawan ingredients; the most famous Okashigoten product is their “Original Purple Sweet-Potato Sweets.” Located in Yomitan Village on land that used to be sugar-cane fields, the Yomitan store is easily recognized from the huge flower-covered hat at the entrance. Inside, the store has a wide range of confectionery products created at the company’s own factory, made using typically Okinawan ingredients such as purple sweet-potatoes and brown sugar; these can be purchased in quantities as small as a single sweet. Visitors can also view the production line at the factory next door. There is a restaurant and a café; the Hanagasa Café offers “Purple Sweet-Potato Sweets” fresh from the factory, which are not available anywhere else.

    Friendly staff Large menu Fresh seafood Good local food options Good selection of local drinks Family friendly English spoken at a decent level Very fast service and convenient ordering from...

  • Onna no Eki Nakayukui Market
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    4.5
    656 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Nakadomari 1656-9
    Onna no Eki Nakayukui Market is a local produce direct-sales market located by the side of National Highway 58, offering a wide range of local specialty products from Onna Village; the products on sale include fresh vegetables and fruit picked in the village, as well as handicraft products. Marine products are also on sale, including locally-caught Sea Grapes (Caulerpa Lentillifera), sashimi, tempura, etc. There are also quite a few places to eat in the market, including restaurants selling Okinawan Soba Noodles and Sata Andagi (Okinawan sweet deep-fried buns), fruit bars, etc.

    A great place to stop by as you drive up Route 58, we stopped by after visiting Cape Maeda enroute to Cape Manzamo for more sightseeing. Lots of car parks available for free and it's a great place to...

  • Yukishio Saltworks
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    3.5
    377 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Hirara Karimata 191
    Yukishio Saltworks on Miyako Island produces “snow salt” (salt in powder form) using salty groundwater pumped up from underground. Display panels explain the process of making the salt. There is a shop selling “snow salt” and products made using “snow salt.” The shop offers a number of unique products that can only be purchased here; the “Snow Salt Soft Ice-cream,” which is covered with “snow salt” in a variety of different flavors, is particularly popular.

    The cookies are good although quite expensive, the salt factory is too small and not operate in full mode, so you only here for the cookies (at least for me)

  • Gallery Haraiso
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Ishikawakebono 1-9-24
    This boutique is located in a corner of the foreigner district of Ishikawa, Uruma City, and it does a great job showcasing the appeal of its hometown of Uruma. The shop name comes from the Spanish word “paraiso,” which means “paradise.” It offers a wide selection of goods crafted by local artisans, including “yachimun” pottery, Ryukyu glass, crafts made from seashells, dyed goods, and various other items.
  • kainowa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Katsurenhama 97
    Located on Hamahiga Island off the coast of Uruma City, this store sells accessories made from seashells and features a workshop as well. Turban shells, Takase shells, and other shells raised in the nutrient-rich seas of Okinawa are shaped and polished into accessories that retain their gorgeous natural hues and deep, gentle radiance. Because the accessories are made from real shells, no two are the same, making each one the only of its kind in the world.
  • Haneji no Eki Roadside Station
    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.
  • Handmade pottery studio Nchazeku
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1
    This pottery studio is on Tsuboya-Yachimun-dori Street in Tsuboya, Naha and serves to showcase the products of the “Minduma Pottery Workshop” located in Nanjo City. The name “Nchazeku” means “clay work” in the Okinawan dialect. The shop offers small bowls, cups, rice bowls, teapots, and various other daily items, as well as flower vases, Tsuboya-ware, Okinawan lion statues, ceramic dolls, and many other ceramic works.
  • Gusukubingata workshop
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Maeda 4-9-1
    “Ryukyu Bingata” is a traditional dyed textile style that has been passed down since the 14th and 15th centuries. This workshop and gallery boasts a history that spans over 40 years. Based on the concept of incorporating Ryukyu Bingata into everyday life, the shop offers clothing, umbrellas, accessories, bags, and many other original items featuring the vivid Bingata style. You can observe the Bingata dyeing process and even try your hand at making your very own Bingata creation (reservation required).

    城紅型染工房に行ってきました。以前紅型のハンカチを頂いたのですが、あまり興味も無かったのですが、、たまたまこちらに立ち寄ることになり、その紅型の鮮やかな色に驚きました。沖縄の伝統工芸品なんですね。色々教えていただきその素晴らしさに気がつきました。

  • Shimashima kaisha
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunmotobuchou Toguchi 4 Headquarters in Town Market
    This general store is located in Motobu Town Market and offers a wide variety of items, including felt badges, stamp erasers, organic goods, fair trade goods, and many others. The felt badges feature many of Okinawa's native flora and fauna, including the hibiscus plant and Okinawa rail bird, and they make popular souvenirs and gifts.
  • Naha City Traditional Arts & Craft Center Shop
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-2-10 Sturgeon Naha 2F
    On the second floor of the “Naha City Culture Tenbusu Building (Tenbusu Naha),” a facilities complex dedicated to spreading Okinawan culture, is the Naha City Traditional Arts & Craft Center, which houses a boutique designated by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry as being dedicated exclusively to traditional Okinawan crafts. From Bingata-dyed crafts to Ryukyuan lacquerware, Ryukyuan glass, Tsuboya ware, and much more, you’ll find a plethora of traditional handicrafts here.
  • Kamany
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-22-37
    Located on Tsuboya Yachimun Street, this boutique that specializes in Tsuboya ware made by the “Ikutoen” pottery, which boasts a history of nearly 300 years. You’ll find products that blend traditional Tsuboya ware techniques with modern utility to color your lifestyle. You’ll find the main branch of the Ikutoen pottery along the same street.
  • tituti OKINAWAN CRAFT
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-23-6
    This craft shop is managed by the Okinawan arts and crafts brand “tituti.” It is situated between Miebashi and Makishi Stations along the Okinawa Monorail. The on-site artisans, who specialties include pottery, Bingata dyeing, textiles, and woodworking, craft items using traditional methods that are suitable for modern lifestyles. The brand name is Okinawan dialect for “hand in hand,” which refers to the link between the craftsman and the consumer.
  • Yacchi & Moon
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-21-9
    “Yachimun Street” in Tsuboya, Naha City is lined with pottery shops, as if to let visitors know that it is called Yachimun because this word means “pottery” in the Okinawan dialect. On one corner is a Yachimun boutique named “Craft & Gift Yacchi & Moon,” which mainly features wares produced by artisans in Okinawa. It offers a wide selection of both traditional crafts and original “pop” items.

    Wow. An original along this street and well themed with key bear characters living in a cottage. There was even a tiny door (I fitted through it) So well themed, I even love the music. One of the few...

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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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