Souvenirs Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    4.0
    202 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
    111 Reviews
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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.

    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
    104 Reviews
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    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."

    A variety of local goods are available here such as meat, sauces, cookies, fresh produce etc However I bought a small bag of Yuzu for 500yen but ended up with triple the amount at the other fresh...

  • Pineapple House
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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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...

  • Shuri Ryusen
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
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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.

    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...

  • Nanjo City Local Products Center
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
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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.

    道路に斎場御獄の看板がある所で、無料駐車場に車を止めました 1階は土産物屋、簡単なドリンク、ソフトクリームお手洗いもあります 二階はレストランでした 斎場御獄の入場チケットはここで売っていました

  • Himeyuri Kaikan
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    3.5
    27 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.

    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。

  • Yacchi & Moon
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
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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...

  • Ikutouen
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    4.5
    21 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.

    ロクロ体験をしてみたいと思い、ネットで予約してから伺いました。予定時間より早くついてしまい、早めに行ってもらえました。説明も優しく分かりやすかったです。ロクロ自体は難しく奥が深いと思いました。またやりたいですね。

  • Ryukyu Pearl
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    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
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    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...

  • Ishigakijima Shopping Plaza
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
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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.

    1Fはお土産屋さん夏になると2Fではブッフェ式焼き肉レストランでしたが半年前に閉店しました。以前はバスツアー客で必ず寄るお店で焼き肉も気軽に行けたのに残念です。

  • Okashigoten (Kokusai-dori Street Mutsumibashi Store)
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    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。

  • TIDAMOON cafe Chufara-Nagayama Bingata goods
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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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。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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