Household Goods / Daily Necessities Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Handmade pottery studio Nchazeku
    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
    18 Reviews
    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).

    I highly recommend this activity and shop. If you have a morning or afternoon this is an authentic Okinawan art that you can do yourself and bring home. If you want some beautiful gifts to take home...

  • Shimashima kaisha
    1 Reviews
    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.


  • Urara secondhand bookstore
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-3-1
    This small, charming secondhand bookstore is located in front of Naha’s First Makishi Public Market. The shop is crammed with books spanning all types of genres, including many types of books published in Okinawa. There’s an especially impressive number of history, folk, and literary titles available. The general section features a large selection of philosophy, literature, and ideological titles as well.
  • Guma guwa
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-16-21
    Located in a corner of Tsuboya Yachimun Street where many stores selling Yachimun ceramics are gathered, this is one of the directly managed stores of Ikuto-en, a potter of Tsuboya ware, and is a new brand of Ikuto-en that produces and sells breakfast ware, mugs and plates in gentle colors produced with "ideal morning" in mind by mainly young female craftsmen. The shop sells mugs and plates in gentle colors made by young female artisans with the "ideal morning" in mind.
  • Jisakasu
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-4-6
    Jisakasu is a variety store on Ukishima-dori Street, which is next to Kokusai-dori Street (International Street). In the expansive shop that opens onto the street, there are a range of vintage knick-knacks from Japan, USA and other places. Orion Beer goods including jugs are popular as souvenirs.
  • Okinawa Wind
    1 Reviews
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-5-2
    Okinawa Wind is a high end shop for art goods located on Kokusai-dori Street (International Street). It sells Yachimun (Okinawan pottery), T-shirts, felt goods and accessories, and also promotes original products. In addition to that, it is a flagship shop for Ryukyu canvas so it sells high-quality canvas products made under strict quality controls in its own factory.


    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-6-3
    GARB DOMINGO is a souvenir shop which attracts with its modern appearance colored red-purple and bright indoor plants. In the bright and comfortable shop, there is a range of Okinawan traditional crafts, such as pottery, lacquerware and bingata (an Okinawan dying technique), and works by artists associated with Okinawa as well as products sourced in Japan and overseas reminiscent of Okinawa. The second floor of the shop is a gallery space and various artists’ exhibitions are held on an irregular basis.
  • MAHINA Island Naturals
    Okinawa Miyakojima-shi Shimoji Kurima 8
  • Miyako Mokkogei
    Okinawa Miyakojima-shi Hirara Shimozato 2616
    This storied woodcraft shop established in 1961 is located on a side street off of Gerhard Schroder Strasse a short drive from Miyako Airport. It is the only woodcraft manufacturer on Miyako Island that does every process from cutting the local timber to selling the final product entirely in-house. They offer a wide variety of items ranging from furniture such as timber slab tables and household accessories such as chopsticks and dinner plates. The shop also makes sanshin, the Okinawan three-string guitar that is precursor of the Japanese shamisen. They use a proprietary technique to cover the bodies of the instruments with snakeskin. The shop even holds free sanshin classes that even beginners who don't own a sanshin can attend.
  • Takara Records
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Naha-shi Makishi 3-11-2
    This record shop is located on Kokusai Street in Makishi 3-Chome, Naha City. It is a long-established shop founded in 1949, and they sell CDs, DVDs, musical instruments such as guitars and Sanshin, as well as sheet music and books. You will find audio music of Okinawa folk songs and indie bands.
  • Don Quijote Kokusai-dori Street
    6 Reviews
    Okinawa Naha-shi Matsuo 2-8-19

    ドン・キホーテ 国際通り店(唐吉軻德 國際大道店),在國際通是比較有歷史的分店,這裡相對比較擁擠,一樓有魚缸養觀賞魚比較特殊,其他的從日用品到吃的應有盡有。

  • Don Quijote MEGA Don Quijote Ginowan
    Okinawa Ginowan-shi Oyama 7-7-12
  • Don Quijote Miyakojima
  • MEGA Don Quijote Uruma
    Okinawa Uruma Shioya Hamahara 502-1
  • Seria Makeman Urasoe Main Store
    Okinawa Urasoe-shi Gusukuma 2008-banchi Makeman Urasoe Main Store 2F
  • Manga Warehouse Naha Annex
    Okinawa Naha-shi Takara 3-2-28
  • Don Quijote Ishigakijima
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Ohama 462-1
  • Quick Pharmacy Nago Bus Terminal Mae
    Okinawa Nago-shi Umusa 919-7
  • Manga Warehouse Awase
    Okinawa Okinawa-shi Yogi 571-banchi

Okinawa Areas


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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