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Payao fresh seafood retail shop, Awase Fishing Port

1-11-34 Awase, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-938-5811
Hours: April-September 10:30-18:00; October-March 10:30-17:30
Open daily

The Payao fresh seafood retail shop in the Awase Fishing Port is said to be the liveliest fish market on Okinawa, and sometimes about 30 different types of fresh seafood are on offer. In addition, various marine products, tempura, ready-to-eat dishes and locally grown vegetables are available in the huge market. At the adjacent eatery you can enjoy Okinawa's typical seafood dishes for a reasonable price.


Hamby Night Market

Chatan, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-936-8997
Hours: 13:00-22:00 (Sat and Sun only)

The night flea market is open in Hamby every weekend. Vendors' booth rental fees start at 1,500 yen.



Kitamae/Chatan, Chatan Town

Popular with families and tourists for its park, beach, basketball court and its reconstruction of The Indian Oak, a British vessel that was shipwrecked here in 1840. The ship is constructed as a children’s adventure play area complete with slides, tubes and rigging. Out in the water you can ride a banana boat or try other marine sports, while back on land Araha Beach promises cafés, bars, and restaurants. There is also a nighttime flea market at the weekends and a large San-A supermarket selling food and clothing.


Mihama Depot Island

9-1 Mihama, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-926-3322
Hours: 11:00-23:00 (*Hours may vary by tenant.)

The shopping mall hosts more than 100 tenants, including import clothing stores, variety shops and beauty and relaxation salons as well as an art gallery and a live house. There are also a number of food and drink establishments, such as an ethnic restaurant, garden cafés, steakhouses and more. Located on the coast side of Depot Island are Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa and a walkway, which is a great place to enjoy a relaxing stroll while taking in the beautiful sunset view over the ocean. A new complex of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants is expected to open its doors by spring 2015.


Plaza House

3-1-12 Kubota, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-932-4480
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (10:30-20:30 during school summer holidays) *Each restaurant keeps different business hours.
Open daily
Parking: 650 spaces (free)

The first shopping center in Japan, Plaza House opened in 1954, when Okinawa was administered by the US. The influence of American culture still lingers at this shopping center, which has been in continuous operation for 60 years. Plaza House is a place where you can enjoy shopping for fine contemporary clothing and dining in an exotic atmosphere.


Itoman Roadside Station

4-19-1 Nishizaki-cho, Itoman City
Tel: 098-987-1277
Hours: 10:00-20:00
Open daily

This roadside station consists of four facilities, including a store selling locally produced vegetables, fruits and marine products, a souvenir and local products center and reasonable cafés and delis.


Heiwa Street

Makishi, Naha City

This is the biggest shopping arcade running off Kokusai Street with its entrance right across from the Mitsukoshi department store. Heiwa Street is lined with a number of souvenir shops and Okinawan cuisine restaurants. There are also grocery stores, drugstores and more retail outlets catering to the locals.


Nouren Marketplace

Higawa, Naha City

This is a wholesale market that starts business around midnight. Products are sold very cheaply here, and you can buy at this market even if you’re not a wholesaler.


Taihei Street

Tsuboya, Naha City

This street is a microcosm of local life where vegetable stores, steamed fish paste shops, tempura shops and other food vendors operate side by side. The street gets crowded in the early evening hours with people buying food for dinner.


Ichiba Chuodori Street

Makishi, Naha City

At the intersection of Ichiba Chuodori and Ichiba Hondori Street, you will see kariyushi wear shops on the left-hand side; the Makishi Public Market, selling every kind of Okinawan food imaginable including dried goods such as bonito and smoked sea snake, is located on the right.

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Shintenchi Marketplace

Makishi, Naha City

This street has a nostalgic atmosphere that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time 50 years.

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Kin Local Product Center

4086-1 Kin, Kin Town
Hours: 10:30-18:00
Closed: Mon

Available here are a variety of sweets and noodles prepared from Kin's specialty product, taanmu (a type of taro). Local dishes such as taanmu soba and taanmu soup are on offer at the eatery.