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.
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 displays historical craft works created in Naha.
Calbee Plus (Okinawa Kokusai-dori Street)
Conveniently located only 5 minutes from Makishi Station, this shop specializes in chips. Aside from limited-edition local chips, it offers freshly fried ones with toppings including Royce Chocolate sauce served with soft serve ice cream, as well as various Ca
Senju no Ichiba
Senju no Ichiba is a shop selling Japanese and Okinawa local spirits, such as sake and awamori.
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 is another branch down on the other end of Kokusai-dori, close to Kencho-mae station.
Mitsuo Shisa (Seasir) Gallery
The Mitsuo Shisa Gallery, also called the Shisa or Seasir Mansion, is located just off Kokusai-dori Street.
Kukuru Okinawa Design Studio (Shijo)
Original textile design shop from local company. In the market area shopping streets.
The Matsubaraya Confectionary is famous for its sata andagi, Okinawan donuts.
Used Book Store Urara
Urara is a used bookstore located inside a covered shopping arcade in the market area of Naha.
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 Okinawa.
An Okinawan grocery store located within Makishi Public Market, south of Kokusai-dori Street.
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 place for visitors to go to learn about everyday life in Okinawa. Closed on the 4th Sunday of every
Finca La Vigia Okinawa
Cafe and cigar bar Finca La Vigia Okinawa take its name from a house American novelist Ernest Hemingway lived in when he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Old Man and the Sea."
Blue Seal Ice Cream Parlor (Owan on Kokusai-dori)
Blue Seal is a popular ice cream company native to Okinawa. This parlor is in downtown Naha on Kokusai-dori.
Kokusai-dori translates to International Street and is the central shopping, dining and entertainment district in Naha.
A&W All American Food
A&W is a popular American fast food chain. This branch in Naha is located on Kokusai-dori street.
Mango House is an Okinawan shop on Kokusai-dori Street that specializes in Okinawan style aloha shirts.
Sakae-machi Market and its shopping street have many produce shops, restaurants and bars frequented both by locals and visitors.
The Ryukyu Market is named after the ancient Okinawan Kingdom and sells souvenirs from Okinawa.
Hotel Palm Royal Naha
Located right on Kokusai Street, Hotel Palm Royal Naha offers air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV. A library and a spa with head massages are featured on the ground floor.
Opened in November 2013, Condominio Makishi offers apartment accommodation fitted with stylish furniture. Makishi Yuirail Station is a 4-minute walk away, and Naha Airport can be reached within a 15-minute Yuirai ride. Wi-Fi can b
Guest House Okinawa Monogatari
Located right in front of Kokusai Street, Guest House Okinawa Monogatari offers affordable accommodations with complimentary refreshments. Both private and dormitory-style rooms are available.
Just a 1-minute walk to Naha’s famous Kokusai Street, Andon Makishikan has free Wi-Fi throughout the air-conditioned building and offers simple Japanese-style rooms with shared bathrooms.
Community & Spa Naha Central Hotel
Built in 2016, Naha Central Hotel is conveniently situated just a 1-minute walk from lively Kokusai Street. A spacious hot spring public bath, 3 saunas and spa baths are available at a fee.
Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa
The stylish Hyatt Regency Naha offers spacious rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and 4 restaurants.
Guest House Fukutomi - Female Only
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Guest House Fukutomi - Female Only offers accommodation in Naha. The rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. There is luggage storage space at the property. Tamaudun Mausoleum is 2.