Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Yuntaku Ashibi Onsen Rikka Rikka Yu
    90 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
    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
  • 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.


  • 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.
    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
    11 Reviews
    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
    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.
  • Ishigaki-yaki Pottery Studio
    4 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Nagura 1356-71
    This pottery is located along Prefectural Route 79 in Nagura, Ishigaki City. They create works of Ishigakiyaki, an original style of pottery. Ishigakiyaki expresses the blue of the oceans of Ishigaki Island by combining pottery glazed using the now-uncommon Yuteki Tenmoku technique with glasswork. Visitors can try their hand at making Ishigakiyaki, shisa figurines, and other items at one of their pottery classes (reservation required).

    My family attended a ceramics class at Ishigaki-Yaki Studio through a Club Med excursion tour. While the introduction was presented, in Japanese, Kaneko-san noticed that as an American I was unable...

  • Tuktuk Kokusai Street Shiop
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Naha-shi Matsuo 1-4-1
    A massage salon located along Kokusaidori in Matsuo 1-chome, Naha City. It is the first salon in Okinawa to offer traditional Thai massage, which promotes blood circulation, strengthens the autonomic nervous system, and increases resistance to disease. It also offers natural herbal heating with herbs grown on the company's own farm and a unique Ryukyuan spa treatment course.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ReefEncounters
    87 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Chatancho Miyagi 1-493

    It had been a long time since I had gone scuba diving. Doug, the owner made it easy, safe, enjoyable, and fun...I put my suit backwards at first, hahaha. He is a seasoned pro at this and I look...

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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