Transportation Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Roadside Station Toyosaki
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    4.0
    167 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Toyosaki 3-39
    Situated along the road to Tomigusuku, Roadside Station Toyosaki is Japan’s westernmost roadside rest area. Roadside Station Toyosaki comprises: an Information Station, providing tourist information for Okinawa Prefecture; the JA Okinawa Food Hall, offering local cuisine, snack foods, and shops selling local specialty products; and the Tomigusuku Tourist Plaza—Teiguma Hall, which has displays of Uji-zome (Okinawan fabrics dyed using sugar-cane dye), an Uji-zome sales area, and an area where visitors can view Uji-zome being made (visitors can also try their hand at making Uji-zome themselves; this activity must be booked in advance). Roadside Station Toyosaki is located around 13 minutes’ drive from Naha Airport, and around five minutes’ drive from the nearest Expressway interchange. It is next door to Okinawa’s largest car rental facility, making it a very convenient spot for tourists who want to explore Okinawa by car.

    A wide selection of foods from Okinawa without having to pay the tourist prices. A great place to go for souvenirs for friends and family!

  • Roadside Station Ogimi
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    3.5
    93 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunogimison Nerome 1373
    Roadside Station Ogimi is a roadside rest area on National Highway 58, located in Nerome, Ogimi Village. There is a range of Ogimi Village specialty products on sale, including Shekwasha (flat lemons) and Akatsuchi Daikon (Japanese radish), etc., when in season. There are restaurants on the First and Second Floors, including the Beautiful View Soba noodles restaurant on the Second Floor, where diners can enjoy not only Okinawan Soba noodles but also Japanese-style Soba noodles made using buckwheat flour from buckwheat grown locally in Ogimi. Immediately adjacent to Roadside Station Ogimi is the “Longevity Stele,” a stone monument celebrating the fact that Ogimi has the longest-lived inhabitants of any community in Japan.

    We dropped by the rest area after a day at Cape Hedo and Daisekirinzan, hoping for a good lunch. Unfortunately, it being past 2pm, the cafe had run out of Okinawan soba and only had curry to offer...

  • Roadside Station Itoman
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Nishizakichou 4-19-1
    Located an 18-minute drive from Naha Airport along National Route 331, this is the southernmost roadside station in Japan. With nearly 30,000 square meters of space, it houses six tenants and various shops, as well as the “Farmers Market Umanchu Market,” where visitors can purchase directly from producers, and the “Fish Center.” There are also stores carrying household dishes and specialty products, cafes, a food court, and restaurants.

    口コミでも人気の道の駅。行ってみて人気の理由が分かりました。新鮮な野菜・果物がたくさん並んだ直売所、鮮魚の並んだ魚市場、新鮮な刺身をその場で食べられるのは嬉しいですね。

  • e Rental Pottering SHURI
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shuritorihorichou 1-50-1 Shinonomekan 102
    Cycling is recommended if you’re going to be exploring the hilly Shuri area. Pottering SHURI rents out electric assist bicycles and also offers model courses that you can follow to see the best sights.

    This is just another place for people to seek more info and direction around the castle. There is a shop here but mainly selling souvenir.

  • Jef, Yonabaru Restaurant
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Yonabarucho Ueyonabaru 467
    A drive-in restaurant located along National Route 329 in Ueyonabaru, Yonabaru Town, Shimajiri County. It serves dishes like hamburgers, fried chicken, and spaghetti, all made largely with carefully selected ingredients from within the prefecture. The restaurant serves some menu items that one can taste only in Okinawa, such as the Goya Burger, which contains no meat but is made with bitter melon, egg, and cheese, and the Nuyaru Burger, which is made with bitter melon, egg, cheese and Spam. In addition, it serves set menus that are available only for breakfast and lunch.

    与那原のJefは初めての利用です。Jefへ来ると沖縄を感じて落ち着きます。丁度コロナの影響で、朝食時でも数組しか利用客はおらず閑散としており寂しいですが、この時期仕方のないことです。ここのバーガーはどれも美味しい。

  • Itoman City Product Center Yukura, Roadside Station Itoman
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Nishizakichou 4-19-1
    This product center is located inside “Roadside Station Itoman” on National Highway No. 331, in Nishizaki Town, Itoman City. It consists of a specialty products section selling local specialties from all around Okinawa including Itoman, a fruit shop handling fruit delivered directly from farms and fresh fruit juices, a bakery, a food court offering a range of menus and a restaurant where you can enjoy a Ryukyu cuisine set meal. Inside the roadside station area, there is a farmers’ market and a “Fish Center” directly managed by Itoman Fisheries Cooperative Association.
  • Island Station Miyako
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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.
  • Kohamajima Information Center
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    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Kohama 3400-38
    This tourism information center is in Kohama, Taketomi Town, Yaeyama County. It is located close to the port, and provides information relating to sightseeing around Kohama Island. Additionally, they rent out rental cars, motorbikes, and bicycles, so it is used for transportation means for tourism of the island.
  • Roadside Station Kadena
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    4.0
    305 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Kadenacho Yara 1026-3

    There were many people such as a TV station crew, a mania with a telephoto lens, a school excursion students at the station and it was crowded. You can overlook the runway of Kadena base from this...

  • Hikari Rakuen
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Hirae 1535-16

    メニューが豊富で、素材を惜しまず使用しているので美味しかったです。込み合っていたので少々時間がかかりましたが良かったです

  • Roadside Station Kina Banjo
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    3.0
    26 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Kina 1-2

    観光ガイドの方がいらっしゃるようですが、この場所は自体は、趣ある建物ですがあえて立ち寄るほどではありませんでした。

  • Ishigaki Airport
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref
  • Tomari Port
    Transportation
    Okinawa Naha-shi Maejima
  • Highway Drive-in
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Okinawa-shi Noborikawa 701

    Before big chain family restaurants like Gusto, CoCo and the like became popular, places like Highway Drive Inn were the place to bring the gang for an inexpensive meal. The wonderful thing about...

  • Shuri
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref
  • Curry House CoCo Ichibanya Okinawa Chatan Kokutaidoro
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Chatancho Kamisedo 844-1

    I have to eat this like once a week. The food is awesome and the staff is outstanding. You do not get this type of service in the states so I feel spoiled when I come here. I am going to miss this...

  • Ishigakikouritoutaminaru
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    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Hirae
  • Miyako Airport
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref
  • Kencho-mae(Okinawa)
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref
  • Omoromachi
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref

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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