Shopping Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Onna no Eki Nakayukui Market
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    4.5
    777 Reviews
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    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.

    This “market” includes a supermarket selling local produce and frequented almost entirely by local people, a food court that has customers who are both local and tourists, and souvenir shops...

  • Senagajima Umikaji Terrace
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    4.0
    419 Reviews
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    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.

    Beautiful place to chill and enjoy watching planes taking off/landing in Naha airport. Beautiful clear blue skies and fluffy clouds with the sea and beach. Just lovely exploring this island which is...

  • SAN-A Naha Main Place
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    4.0
    216 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 visited Okinawa for the first time and wanted to get some snacks. I was told San-A in Main Place is the biggest one. I ended up getting about 20 different kinds of candies. Then I also saw certain...

  • Yukishio Saltworks
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    3.5
    431 Reviews
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    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.

    Second visit. There are a lot of souvenirs made from the snow salt. They recently opened up a bread shop which you can eat together with the flavored snow salt. (my favorite one is the seaweed...

  • Tomarin
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    3.5
    375 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Maejima 3-chome 25-1
    This passenger terminal building complex is where ships stop that connect to the remote islands of Tokashiki, Zamami, Aguni, Tonaki, Kume, Minami-Daito and Kita-Daito. In addition to being able to purchase tickets to board a boat, it is a convenient location that has Okinawa restaurants, a café, convenience store, rental car agency and ATMs. There is also a hotel located in the building.

    I bought tickets to go to Kumejima Island on 8:30 the next day ( not the 14:00 trip). But they did not informed us about the cancel of that 8:30 trip until we got on the ferry and did not see it...

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    4.0
    202 Reviews
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    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...

  • Nakamoto Sengyo Tempura Shop
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    4.0
    214 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Ou 9
    A tempura restaurant located across the bridge leading to Ojima Island in Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture. The restaurant's fluffy tempura is rich in flavor and has been made according to the same recipe since the establishment first opened its doors. The tempura is made with seasonally changing fish and ever so slightly sweet squid. Here you can enjoy piping hot sweet potato tempura, purple yams, slightly salty sea lettuce, and sata andagi buns limited to just a few customers a day. The restaurant also sells salt pickled mozuku seaweed.

    I saw good reviews of this place, so I decided to stop here for lunch. You fill out a form to make an order. The whole time I was there, there was a line up. Tempura was really yummy, and definitely...

  • Depot Island
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    4.0
    194 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.

    You couldn’t drag me through here even if you chained me to Thor from GOT and several oxen. I hate shopping at the best of times and this is a worthless, consumerist, knickknack paradise full of faff...

  • Department Ryubo (Palette Kumoji)
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    4.0
    143 Reviews
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    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...

  • Ayahashi Seaside station
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    3.5
    162 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Yonashiroyahira 4
    This seaside station is annexed to an archive containing materials about the Okinawan navy. Located on the marine road that connects Yokatsu Peninsula and Henza Island, it is surrounded on both sides by the beautiful sea. The first floor contains special Uruma City products along with a fresh fish section and a buffet-style restaurant. The second floor features the “Sea Culture Archive,” which contains materials on the history of Katsuren Peninsula as well as folklore materials and a Maran vessel exhibition. You'll also find materials on the construction of the marine road.

    The most complete area in Kaichudoro! You can come to eat , to walk around, to see the ocean , to listen the music , to play marine sports !

  • 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.
  • Yonekoyaki Craft Center
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    4.5
    111 Reviews
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    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
    104 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."

    A variety of local goods are available here such as meat, sauces, cookies, fresh produce etc However I bought a small bag of Yuzu for 500yen but ended up with triple the amount at the other fresh...

  • Pineapple House
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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    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...

  • Zuisen Distillery
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Shurisakiyamacho 1-35
    "This sake brewery is located in Shuri Sakiyama Town 1-Chome, Naha City. It was founded in 1887 in Sakiyama Town, one of ""Shuri's Three Spots"" as a castle town permitted to brew sake during the Ryukyu Kingdom period. They brew ""usaki"" which uses black koji mold which have been alive since before World War II, ""omoro series"" which features kusu by year, and other awamori. You can reserve a tour of the brewery by telephone."

    This quaint little place opens early, and was about 15 minutes walk from the Shuri castle. There are tours of the production facility on weekdays, but as it was the weekend, the tour was not...

  • Matsubaraya Seika (confectionery)
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Matsuo 2-9-9
    This confectionery has been around for over 60 years. Round rice cakes, butter cakes, and other traditional Okinawan sweets are on display outside the shop. The sata andagi (Okinawan sweet deep-fried bun) come in a variety of flavors, such as pineapple, caramel, purple yam, pumpkin, and banana, making them popular among both locals and foreigners. Their “brown sugar candy” is soft and preserves the original taste of the ingredients, which has made it a popular item for years and led to it constantly being sold out.

    2020年4月4日に行きました。2018年に続き2度目の投稿です。2019年の春にも買ってます。その時は1個60円でした。いつからか70円になったんですね。それでも1000円で14個買えます。シナモンとバナナと黒糖を買いました。いつもの味で美味しかったです。また買いに行きます。

  • 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。

  • ASHIBINAA Okinawa Outlet mall
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    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.
  • Haneji no Eki Roadside Station
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    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。

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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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