Household Goods / Daily Necessities Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Handmade pottery studio Nchazeku
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    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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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    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’ve been to Okinawa 3 times in the last 18 months and this was by far one of my top 2 activities, the other being snorkeling. We had a 19 month old toddler with us and they were so sweet with her...

  • Shimashima kaisha
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    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.

    もとぶ町営市場内にあります。以前SNSで見たヒージャーのブローチがどうしても欲しくて行ってきました!手作りなので、一つ一つ表情が違います。それを選ぶのもまた楽しいです。今回は、ヒージャーのブローチと、ジュゴンのストラップを購入。大満足の可愛さです。

  • Urara secondhand bookstore
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-16-21
  • Jisakasu
    Shopping
    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
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    沖縄アート雑貨セレクトショップのお店です。今回はちゃんかキーホルダーとヒージャーのキーホルダーを購入しました。とてもお気に入りです。

  • GARB DOMINGO
    Shopping
    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.
  • Fukurasha
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-6-101F/2F
    Fukurasha located in Sakurazaka Theater in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture is a high-end shop handling pottery, Ryukyu glass, variety goods and books. It sells goods and secondhand books on the first floor, and pottery (yachimun) and Ryukyu glass on the second floor. An extensive lineup of works by artists residing in Okinawa Prefecture is popular among not only locals but also tourists in search of these works.

    観光の後でやちむん探しに行くつもりで、壺屋やちむん通りに着いたのがpm7時頃。ほとんどのお店が既に閉まっていました。国際通りの土産物屋に行くのもなぁ。。。と思っていたところ、一緒にいた那覇在住の娘が桜坂にある「ふくら舎」へ連れて行ってくれました。 ここにはミニシアターがあり文具、書籍、沖縄こだわりの雑貨も売られ、2階のショップでたくさんのやちむんに出会うことができました。琉球ガラスの品もあります...

  • Miyako Mokkogei
    Shopping
    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.
  • Don Quijote Kokusai-dori Street
    Shopping
    Okinawa Naha-shi Matsuo 2-8-19
  • Don Quijote MEGA Don Quijote Ginowan
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    Okinawa Ginowan-shi Oyama 7-7-12
  • Quick Pharmacy Nago Bus Terminal Mae
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    Okinawa Nago-shi Umusa 919-7
  • Junkudo Bookstore Naha/MARUZEN Naha (Stationery)
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Makishi 1-19-29D- NAHA B13F
  • Gyokusen Studio
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Nanjo Tamagusuku Maekawa 1336
  • MEGA Don Quijote Uruma
    Shopping
    Okinawa Uruma Shioya Hamahara 502-1
  • TITICACA Chatan American Village
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    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Chatancho Mihama 9-1
  • Nitori Ginowan
    Shopping
    Okinawa Ginowan-shi Oyama 6-chome 2-20
  • Nitori Haebaru
    Shopping
    Okinawa Shimajiri Haebarucho
  • 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.

Okinawa Areas

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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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