Street Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Kokusai-dori Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa ken Naha city
    Kokusai-dori Street located in the center of Naha City is the face of Okinawan tourism. It has accomplished significant growth from the burnt ruins after World War II, so the street of about 1.6 kilometers is also called “The Miracle Mile”. It is lined with restaurants and souvenir shops so you are guaranteed to definitely find an Okinawan souvenir if you visit. There are also entertainment facilities such as Yoshimoto Okinawa Kagetsu. It becomes a pedestrian parade from 12 noon to 6 p.m. every Sunday and there is no access for regular vehicles. A variety of events such as mini live concerts and street performances are held.
  • Tsuboya Yachimun Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya
    Tsuboya Yachimun Street is located near Kokusai dori Street. In the Okinawan dialect, “Yachimun” refers to pottery. It is said that about 330 years ago, the Ryukyu King gathered potters to Tsuboya in Naha from various places and this was the beginnings of Tsuboya pottery. Strong traces of the past linger on this road with its stone paving, stone walls and its buildings with red tile roofs, potters with inherited techniques, from Yachimun pottery and Okinawan lion statue stores and restaurants standing side by side in a row.
  • Yugurena Mall
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Okawa 208
    Ishigaki Island’s Yugurena Mall is a bustling location with over 100 shops available, including pubs and souvenir stores. There are stores that offer fresh fish and dressed meat, as well as the Ishigaki City Public Market on the third floor, which contains a dining hall. With several shops offering general goods, accessories, and local goods, this is a great place to go hunting for souvenirs and eat while taking a leisurely stroll.
  • Koza Gate Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Okinawashi Uechi 4-chome
    Koza Gate Street is an exotic shopping street which starts from the gate for a US military base. There is a range of shops owned by foreigners, and you can enjoy feeling as if you are walking in a foreign country. As there are many stylish signboards, it is also popular as a film location. It features a lot of variety shops as well as restaurants, and you may find rare items which are not handled in Japan.
  • Higashi Suji Hamlet
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Kuroshima
  • Izena Hamlet
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Izena Mura Izena
  • Kinjo 2 Go
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Naha-shi Shurikinjocho 3

Okinawa Areas

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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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