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.

Sights in Naha

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Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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