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  • Yonekoyaki Craft Center
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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.

    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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    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...

  • Naha City Traditional Arts & Craft Center Shop
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    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
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    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.
  • Yacchi & Moon
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    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...

  • RENEMIA
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-7-15
    This general store and cafe is located near Makishi Station across from Makishi Park. For sale are handicrafts and artwork, household goods, food products, and more, with a focus on Okinawan items. There’s also a gallery, where a number of exhibitions and sales are held from time to time.
  • Ikutouen
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    15 Reviews
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    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.

    今回で2回目ですが、購入するものを決めて訪れていますが、手に取ってみるとついつい気に入って買ってしまいます。育陶園の陶器に触れたのはリーガロイヤルグラン沖縄の部屋で常備されていたのがきっかけでフロントの方に教えて頂き、育陶園を知りました。ホテルだけでなく自宅に置いてもとっても映える器だと思います。

  • Shuri Ryusen
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    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.

    Okinawa traditional craft, you can shop here or painting your own T-shirt or bag by yourself with the coral or stone stamps, very interesting to do especially if you are travelling with kids. Make...

  • Okinawa Takarajima
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Omoromachi 3-3-1 Alepull Town 2F
    This shop specializes in carefully selected Okinawan products. From popular purple yam tarts and local curries to Okinawan cosmetics and original items, this shop has it all. There is also a special section devoted to “Ryujin Mabuyer” goods as well as several products not available anywhere else, which showcases this establishment's devotion to its hometown.
  • Okashigoten Onna Branch
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    Okinawa Prefecture Onna Village Senagaku 100
    This long-standing confectionery in Onna Village, one of Okinawa’s premier resort areas, is famous for its purple yam tarts. The building is designed in the style of Shuri Castle and features an adjoining purple yam tart factory. The spacious interior contains several types of sweets that can be sampled by visitors. There are also specialty Okinawan products, making this a great spot for souvenir hunting. In addition, the Onna location offers exclusive purple yam tart workshops where visitors can make their own original tart (reservations required). There are also a restaurant and a cafe, where you can enjoy a meal while gazing out at the emerald green sea before you.

    Okashi-Goten is a regular commercial stop for the Okinawa one-day sightseeing buses. The facade is very impressive, built in the Shurijo castle style. The stalls mostly sell sweet potato tarts and...

  • Seiten glass studio
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 1352-1
    Seiten Glass studio is located in Zakimi, Yomitan Village; to reach the studio, turn off Yomitan Road onto Prefectural Highway 12, and then take a left turn. Seiten Glass uses recycled glass made from waste bottles; the studio manufactures and sells Ryukuan Glassware, including a range of original designs.

    再生ガラスでお皿を作れるガラス工房を探していたところこちらにたどりつきました。 作れるものは、グラス、小鉢、お皿の3種類で、グラス→小鉢→お皿の順番に工程が増えて難しくなります。 色はクリア、青、水色、グリーンがあったことは覚えています。 色を選びいざ体験。 こちらの工房はほとんどの工程を体験することができました。体験には2名付いて下さり笑わせながら楽しく丁寧に指導して下さり、作業中の写真も沢山撮...

  • TIDAMOON cafe Chufara-Nagayama Bingata goods
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    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。

  • Nanjo City Local Products Center
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    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.
  • craft house Sprout
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-17-3
    Not far from Kokusai-dori Street lies Tsuboya Yachimun Street, which is lined with pottery producers and ceramics shops. One such shop is the boutique “craft house Sprout,” which offers not only ceramics, but also Bingata-dyed crafts and various original products. The ceramics are made by both young and experienced artisans located in the prefecture, and are meant to blend seamlessly into one’s daily life. In order to facilitate access for as many visitors as possible, the shop offers support for guide dogs, strollers, and wheelchairs, and shopping is made as smooth as possible.
  • Island Station Miyako
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    4.0
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    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Hirara Kugai 870-1
    This souvenir shop was created from the passion of producers who live in Miyako and love Miyako. Besides ripe Miyako Island mangos, it has specialty products and processed goods such as Miyako Island melons and Yukisio salt using only seawater from Miyako Island. There is also freshly-baked bread and side dishes made in the kitchen. In addition, you can eat Miyako soba noodles, the Miyako Fishery Cooperative Union’s special tuna cutlet burgers, and island sweets.

    You could buy feesh vegitables. Also, fresh dragon fruits which contains lots of vitamine, healty and a little sour. And some breads are baked which are good. It would be helpful for tourists to buy...

  • Himeyuri Kaikan
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    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.

    沖縄といえばステーキ。どこかでステーキを食べたいと思っており、ここだと思い300gのステーキを食しました。牛肉は柔らかくて肉厚もあり、脂ものっており、大変おいしく食べることができました。ステーキソースは酸味があり、ボリュームのある牛肉を食するにはお肉と相性のよいソースでした。 300g少し多いかなと思いましたが、さっぱりと食べることのできる美味しいお肉でなんなく食べることができました。

  • Ishigakijima Shopping Plaza
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    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Hirae 370-3
    This souvenir shop is marked by an exterior that embraces the heart of Yaeyama with Yaeyama minsa fabric. Souvenirs and specialty products from Ishigaki Island and Yaeyama line the large area on the first floor. The second floor has a restaurant that brings to mind a cabin, and is where you can taste Yaeyama soba, Ishigaki beef bowls and curry using Ishigaki beef, and local Ishigaki beer.

    お土産屋・ショッピングプラザの上にあり、団体客の食事場として利用される事が多い。団体客の居ない時間は、広い店内にてゆっくりと休憩出来る穴場。 コ-ヒ-とほぼ同じ値段で、濃いめの泡盛系のアルコ-ルが飲めるのも嬉しい!

  • Pineapple House
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    4.0
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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...

  • biraon . net AEON the mall Okinawa Leecam
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  • Tsuha Store
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Matsuo 2-chome 9-18

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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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