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Tomari Port

3-25-1 Maejima, Naha City

Sightseeing cruise vessels and a number of regular ferry lines to Okinawa’s surrounding islands depart from and arrive at Tomari Port. The passenger terminal complex, known as Tomarin, includes two piers, North Pier and South Pier, and two ticketing booths; make sure to go to the right pier for your boat. The Tomari Iyumachi Fish Market is located just a few minutes’ walk from Tomari Port.

Destinations: Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island,
Kume Island, Tonaki Island, Aguni Island, Ie Island,
MInami Daito Island, Kita Daito Island


Miegusuku Port

3 Nishi, Naha City
Hours: 7:00-21:00

This is a point of departure and arrival for many dive tours to the Kerama Islands and also a popular spot with local anglers


Naha Shinko Wharf No. 8 (Wakasa Berth)

1-28 Wakasa, Naha City

The Wakasa Berth caters mostly to international cruise liners such as the Voyager of the Seas and the ship that regularly sails between Taiwan and Okinawa. A new world-class terminal, with customs, immigration and quarantine facilities located on the second floor, was completed at the Wakasa Berth in 2014. The terminal is equipped with a passenger boarding bridge that connects the cruise ship to the terminal.


Naha Shinko (Naha New Port)

1-16-10 Minatomachi, Naha City

Naha Shinko is the largest logistics hub in Okinawa where freighters of varying sizes, container trucks and forklifts are constantly coming and going. In addition, this is the point of departure and arrival for the regular ferries and combined passenger and cargo liners between Okinawa-Tokyo and Okinawa-Osaka/Kobe, and large passenger ships to Taiwan via the Sakishima Islands.


Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna

Bade Zone (2F), 1817 Kanna, Ginoza Village
Tel: 098-983-2323
Admission: 2,360 yen for adults, 1,820 yen for ages 65 and over, 1,280 yen for ages 3 to elementary school students. (Prices include tax and towel rental.)
Hours: 10:00-22:00 *last entry 21:00
Open daily

Including Jacuzzis, saunas, seawater swimming pools, slides and an open-air iwaburo (a bath made using rocks), Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna features 14 types of facilities, all which allow you to enjoy exercises while taking advantage of the buoyancy and other beneficial effects of the water. Relaxation time spent in one of the Jacuzzis on the outdoor terrace while taking in the grand ocean view is second to none. You can treat yourself to a watsu (a form of body therapy conducted in warm water) session, or beauty treatments at the salon located on the third floor. The restaurant on the first floor is a perfect stop for a healthy meal.


Miyagi Meat

2-10-20 Matsuo, Naha City
Tel: 098-862-4450
Hours: 8:30-20:00
Open daily

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Distortion Seaside Bldg. 1F, 9-46 Mihama, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-989-5508
Hours: 11:00-21:00
Open daily

Specializing in Japanese sundries, including chopsticks and pouches, and also offering fashion items such as shoes and T-shirts with Japanese-inspired patterns, Cocowa is a perfect place to shop for souvenirs.



This is a fast food specialty shop featuring five inarizushi -- sushi rice in fried tofu pouches – for 450 yen. Highlights of the menu also include fried chicken (700 yen/5 pieces) and a roll cake, ideal for road trips and beach time.

1F 6-46-3 Oyama, Ginowan City
Tel: :098-963-9989
Hours: 9:00-21:00


Okinawa Convention Center

The largest multi-function complex in Okinawa features a full theater, expansive exhibition hall, 12 conference rooms, plenty of parking and more. The center's size and versatility makes it an ideal venue for conferences, concerts, sporting events, trade shows and exhibitions from small to very large. The exhibition hall will accommodate up to 5,000 people.

4-3-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City
Tel: 098-898-3000
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open: Daily

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Nakijin Watermelons

219 Nakaoshi, Nakijin Village
Tel: 0980-56-3977
Hours: 8:30-17:00
Closed: Saturday afternoon and Sunday


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