Other Shopping Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    4.0
    203 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...

  • Yonekoyaki Craft Center
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    4.5
    113 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
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    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。

  • Himeyuri Kaikan
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Ihara 734
    Located near Himeyuri Memorial Tower, this store is an Okinawan restaurant and sells traditional crafts, folk art and specialty goods from Okinawa as souvenirs. It has a wide selection of products, and has a parlor that sells the classic souvenir of Beniimo Tart, chinsuko Okinawan cookies, and Blue Seal ice cream. In the restaurant, they offer a la carte dishes in addition to courses and rice bowl dishes. Please check in advance as there are also menu items that require a reservation.

    レンタカーで移動しましたが、道端で駐車場に誘導され、ひめゆり平和祈念資料館を訪れた途に昼食をとりました。

  • Ryukyu Pearl
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Kabira 934
    This pearl shop is located along Prefectural Route 207 in Kabira, Ishigaki City. The shop is part of a pearl farm in Kabira Bay, which is known as the birthplace of black pearl culturing. The shop sells pearl products including black and white pearls, coral and glasswork accessories, and more. There is even an exhibit about the history of pearl cultivation and how pearls are cultivated as well as a cafe where you can enjoy a meal along with a great view of Kabira Bay.

    川平湾入り口に、ここから歩いても川平湾に徒歩5分くらいで(湾沿いに道が)。 店内は真珠のネックレス・指輪・ペンダント等が並ぶ。 入口を入り左側には真珠ができるまでの解説コーナーがあり勉強にはなる。 真珠、値札と見るに(種類はいろいろあるが)ここに置かれているのは3-8万円が主流か、手が出るようで出ないようで。 私たちはウィンドウショッピングだけであった。 駐車場はバス用が6-7台、自家用車洋画10...

  • Splash Okinawa
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Naha-shi Matsuo 2-5-11
    "This souvenir shop is located on Kokusai Street 1-Chome, Naha City. Under the concept of ""miscellany designed in Okinawa and only available in Okinawa"", they design and sell original resort miscellany. There is an array of products, such as watches, photograph frames, and accessories handmade using shells and star sand."

    I loved this shop! We bought some crystal lion chopstick rests in 4 different colors. We now use them daily at home in the U.S. Wish we bought more as gift souvenirs for family and friends. They also...

  • Sunrise Higashi (Higashi Village Local Specialty Products Processing and Direct Sales Center)
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Higashi Mura Taira 550-23
    This farmer's market is located in Higashi Village, Okinawa Prefecture. It sells a wide variety of local specialties of Higashi Village, Japan's biggest producer of pineapples. These include several varieties of pineapple including a few rare varieties, processed products such as pineapple jam and BBQ sauces, herbal teas, herbal soaps, locally-grown tea, farm-fresh produce, and more. The attached restaurant offers up quintessential flavors of Okinawa such as their tebichi (pork feet) set meals and Okinawa soba (a local style of wheat noodles). The facility also provides information on a variety of subjects including about sightseeing Higashi Village. There is a park and a beach behind the facility where visitors can enjoy swimming during the beachgoing season.

    さすがパイナップル産地の東村です。ここは道の駅のような場所で、お土産物はもちろん、新鮮なパイナップルの販売や、名物のパインフローズンが最高に美味しいです。美味しい食堂や、裏手は砂浜に繋がっているなど、休憩にも最適な場所です。

  • Oku Kyodoten (Oku Community Cooperative Store)
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Kunigamison Oku 113
    This local cooperative store is located in the Oku Community of Kunigami Village. The store is a kyodo baiten, a type of community funded and operated cooperative store unique to communities on isolated islands in Okinawa Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture. This shop, which has been in business for more than a century, carries daily necessities as well as a number of exclusive products not available elsewhere. Offerings such as kunjan nanatu, a rice cake confection enjoyed by countless generations Okinawans, as well as Okumidori green tea from Japan's earliest harvest make great souvenirs. A corner of the shop furnished with tables and chairs has become a favorite place of local residents to relax.

    奥集落の人たちの共同店。生活必需品は勿論、買い物以外でも地域の人たちの憩いの場所にもなっていますね。観光客にも有名な場所で、観光客向けのオリジナル商品も売られています。(奥特産のお茶やTシャツなど)

  • Okashigoten (Kokusai-dori Street Mutsumibashi Store)
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Naha-shi Makishi 1-3-58
    "This confectionery shop is located on Kokusai Street in Makishi 1-Chome, Naha City. They sell Okinawan products and a variety of sweets, especially the ""ganso beni imo tart"" which uses red potato grown in Okinawa. The shop exterior is colored purple, and the large red potato tart sculpture is a clear sign for the shop."

    沖縄で一番有名なお菓子の一つの直営店です。沖縄土産に迷ったら「紅芋タルト」を押さえておけばまず間違いがないでしょう。

  • tituti OKINAWAN CRAFT
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    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.

    沖縄のセンスの良い雑貨 器 工芸品が集まっています オーナーも作家なのでいい作品があればぜひかって使ってみてほしいものばかりです

  • TIDAMOON cafe Chufara-Nagayama Bingata goods
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Sashiki Tedokon 37
    TIDAMOON is a shop selling handmade goods using bingata (an Okinawan dying technique) which is one of the traditional Okinawan crafts. In the shop, there is a lineup of colorful works using bingata such as bags, porches and coasters. The shop holds a hands-on bingata class (a booking is required at least one week before participation), and you can have a unique experience painting a table mat, an eco-bag, a T-shirt and other items. In the attached café, you can enjoy lunch of the day using ingredients grown in-house.

    ヘルシーメニューの居心地の良いカフェ。日替わりランチは絶品てした。食事のプレゼンテーションも可愛くて楽しく召し上がりました。

  • Izumi Mikan no Sato
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Motobucho Izumi 2846-13
    This expansive mandarin orange producing region is located in Izumi District on northern Okinawa Island. The region, which is suited to growing citrus due to the large temperature difference between day and night, has many mandarin orange farms. The Mikan no Sato Information Center, which is open from October to February each year, provides visitors with information about local farms that offer mandarin orange picking. Visitors can also try picking citrus fruits characteristic of Okinawa such as shikuwasa, citrus tankan, and kabuchi. The information center's attached parlor sells desserts such as zenzai (sweet bean soup) with brown sugar in it and sata andagi (Okinawan donuts) with citrus tankan in them.

    たんかん狩りに行くのに、この案内所で待ちます。10分くらい待ったでしょうか、軽自動車が来て、たんかん狩りお待ちの方はついてきてくださいと言われました。15分くらい走って、農園に到着し、時間無制限で一人300円。お持ち帰りは、1kg300円でした。5個しか食べられませんでした。

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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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