Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Yuntaku Ashibi Onsen Rikka Rikka Yu
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    3.5
    88 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-16-36 Naha Central Hotel
    This popular natural hot spring is where you can enjoy two kinds of baths with different concepts, which is the men’s and which the women’s alternates daily. Located approximately a 15-minute drive from Naha Airport, a five-minute walk from Yui Rail Miebashi Station, and a one-minute walk to Kokusai-dori Street, it is popular with tourists as well as local residents. With plenty of hot spring baths and three kinds of saunas, you can slowly melt away your fatigue.

    Nice place onsen in Naha, Okinawa. Easy to find. My first time try onsen in Japan and amazing. If you not bring your own towel, they will give you there with entry fee 1,450 Yen. I really enjoy it...

  • Cape Maeda (Blue Cave)
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Maeda 469-1
    This marine sports shop offers diving and snorkeling services on Cape Maeda located to the northwest of Onna Village. Maeda Cape is a popular spot with a cave called the Blue Cave, where sunlight that enters the ocean and is reflected on the sea floor dyes it a bright and beautiful blue. Characterized by the small number of people per guide, with one for every two to three people when diving and one for each snorkeling group, you will be able to enjoy yourself at your own pace. In addition, it is recommended for graduation and family trips.
  • Prime Scuba Ishigaki
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Maezato 345-9
    This diving school is located near Maesato Beach in southern Ishigaki Island. Ishigaki Island not only has beautiful oceans and various marine life but is a wonderful diving spot from the comfortably warm water temperature maintained throughout the year. The dive cruise covers the surrounding area including Ishigaki Island, Taketomi Island and Iriomote Island. In addition to license acquisition, the school caters to the various needs of everyone from beginners to pro, and it is possible to rent or bring your own equipment. All services are available all day long, and being able to enjoy a pleasant cruise on the large cruiser Blue Swan is appealing. In addition, service in English is also available.
  • Handmade pottery studio Nchazeku
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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。

  • tituti OKINAWAN CRAFT
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    美栄橋の駅のほうにあったお店がやちむん通りに移転していました。一気にお店が見れるのでこの移転は嬉しい!壺屋ワークスのお隣になったのです。

  • 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。

  • Robotz
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuji 1-5-251F
    Robotz Glass is a gallery shop handling Ryukyu glass, wooden accessories and interior goods. In the shop, there are simple, clear and beautiful glass arts including tableware such as glasses and plates as well as a lineup of simple and radiant wooden furniture and accessories.
  • 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.
  • Kansokuho-Ashimomi-senmonten Gurigurido
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Naha-shi Shuriyamagawacho 1-33-1
    "This massage parlor is located along Ryutan-dori Avenue in Shuri Yamagawa Town 1-Chome, Naha City. They perform the ""Kansoku-hou""-a health method from Taiwan in which the feet are massaged and relaxed to remove waste products and improve blood circulation. You can have your feet massaged with a rod, or receive foot pressure treatment."
  • Tomari-gaijin Bochi
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Naha-shi Tomari 3-20-1
    This cemetery is located in Tomari 3-Chome, Naha City. In it are buried 22 foreigners from 6 countries, including Catholic missionaries and sailors who lost their lives while at sea, showing the history of Ryukyu with its vibrant exchange with foreign countries. A stone inscription expressing the location where Commodore Perry landed is nearby.
  • Okinawa Prefectural Government
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    3.5
    154 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Naha-shi Izumizaki 1-2-2

    We can go up to the top floor with free of charge. It is good view and you can see landscape of Naha city. Coffee shop is available at the same floor.

  • Nago City Office
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Nago-shi Minato 1-1-1

    As we were pretty tight on schedule, we decided to just drive pass to take a look at this architecture located in the middle of nago town. From afar, the building was recognizable with its unique...

  • ReefEncounters
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Chatancho Miyagi 1-493

    Reef Encounters - very professional and personal. Very pleased with our guide Ed, who took time and trouble to explain, demonstrate and lead us us. No drama when we could not dive due to colds and...

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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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