Neighborhood in Okinawa:

Naha

About Naha

Naha, is the capital city of Okinawa, and is in the southwest of Okinawa Island. Once a part of the ancient Ryukyu kingdom, Naha is a tropical paradise with blue sea and swaying palm trees. If you are interested in shopping, you’re in the right place – there is a central shopping avenue, and several shopping malls. The city’s main street, kokusai-dori, is fondly nicknamed International Avenue. It stretches 1.6 kilometers and is bustling day and night, with stores, restaurants and bars. You can find all your favorite products, as well as local souvenirs including stone lion, sea salt and Okinawa brown sugar. If you venture off the main street, into one of the alleys, you will find more restaurants tucked away from the crowds. If you want to join the locals, head down to the Arcade and Makishi Public Market for fresh fish and other seafood. In terms of getting around, there are a variety of options. Naha Airport offers domestic and international flights. The Okinawa monorail will take you to most of the tourist spots. If you take a train from Shuri station, you can head to the Gusuku sites and visit the home of the Ryukyu Kings. From Yuquesta station, you can gaze out across the sea. Stop at Fukushuen station and you can enjoy the Chinese style garden and visit the Tsuboya Pottery Museum for beautiful ceramic products. Last but not least, from the central bus terminal, you can take a bus to the middle or north of Okinawa. If you prefer, you can rent a car.

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Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

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Okinawa Prefectural Museum is a great place to learn more about Okinawa's unique history and culture. It consists of two separate museums: a history museum and

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Shurijo Castle Park

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Located up a small hill of 120m looking down on the rest of Naha, the Shurijo Castle Park is an icon of Okinawa that depicts its links to the China during the R

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Fukushu-en Garden

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Fukushu-en Garden is an authentic, walled Chinese garden laid out by Chinese and Okinawan gardeners. It symbolises Okinawa's historic trade and cultural links w

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Shikina-en Royal Garden

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Shikina-en was constructed in the end of the 18th century as the second residence of the Ryukyu kings. It features beautiful, relatively simple, wooden palace b

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DFS Galleria Okinawa

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DFS Galleria Okinawa is a huge shopping mall located in downtown Okinawa. The facility houses the only street-level shops in Japan where you can purchase foreig

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Naha Aeon Shopping Center

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AEON Naha Shopping Center is anchored and masterleased by AEON Retail Co., Ltd. The property includes approximately 80 specialty stores, such as apparel stores,

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Makishi Public Market

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Naha’s Makishi district is a place where you can get a glimpse of the days when Okinawa was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. The Naha Public Market is an excellent

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Sueyoshi Koen

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A large park located at the southern edge of Urasoe and the northern edge of Naha. You can get a great view of upper Naha from here too!

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Naha Craft Center

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The Naha Traditional Arts and Craft Centre is located on Kokusai Dori where you can experience a traditional crafts-hands-on workshop, and the exhibition which

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Kokusai-dori Street

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Kokusai-dori translates to International Street and is the central shopping, dining and entertainment district in Naha.

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Used Book Store Urara

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Urara is a used bookstore​ located inside a covered shopping arcade in the market area of Naha.

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Ujizome

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A branch shop of Tomigusuku Ujizome within the Makishi Public Market. Ujizome is a way of weaving and dyeing fabric green with sugarcane leaves, called "uji" in

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Okinawa Grocery

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An Okinawan grocery store located within Makishi Public Market, south of Kokusai-dori Street.

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Senju no Ichiba

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Senju no Ichiba is a shop selling Japanese and Okinawa local spirits, such as sake and awamori.

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Kokusai Dori Street

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Literally meaning “International Road”, Kokusai Dori Street is also the street that never sleeps, with a host of bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels and souvenir s

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Matsubaraya Confectionery

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The Matsubaraya Confectionary is famous for its sata andagi, Okinawan donuts.

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Kukuru Okinawa Design Studio (Shijo)

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Original textile design shop from local company. In the market area shopping streets.

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C&C Breakfast Okinawa

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Cafe in Naha City located close to the stations Makishi and Miebashi.

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Calbee Plus (Okinawa Kokusai-dori Street)

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Conveniently located only 5 minutes from Makishi Station, this shop specializes in chips. Aside from limited-edition local chips, it offers freshly fried ones w

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Arjyna

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Arjyna is a reflexology studio just off of Kokusai-dori street, West of Makishi station. Arjyna's main studio is located just South of Oroku station, and there

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Mitsuo Shisa (Seasir) Gallery

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The Mitsuo Shisa Gallery, also called the Shisa or Seasir Mansion, is located just off Kokusai-dori Street.

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Finca La Vigia Okinawa

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Benriya

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Benriya is a dim sum restaurant located in the Sakaemachi Market Shopping Street in Naha.