Rest Spot Spots in Northern Okinawa / Nago / Onna Area
- Michi no Eki Kyoda (Yanbaru Bussan Center)
- Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Kyoda 17-1
- Michi no Eki Kyoda is a roadside rest and shopping facility in Nago City on National Highway 58. It sells fresh fruit and vegetables delivered directly to the Center by local farmers, as well as local specialty products and souvenir gifts. There is a food court and food stalls, with a comprehensive range of delicious Okinawan dishes available to eat. Michi no Eki Kyoda also has a comprehensive range of other facilities, including a highway information counter, rest lounge, and nap room.
Cool place to stop before you get to Nago. Kinda expensive. Easy to get lost in I would stick together if traveling as a group.
- Roadside Station Ogimi
- 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 Ginoza
- Okinawa Kunigami-gun Ginoza Kanna 1633
- Roadside Station Sunrise Higashi
- Okinawa Kunigami-gun Higashison Taira 550-banchi 23
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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