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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.

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Ishigaki Airport

Ishigaki Airport is the second largest airport in Okinawa and the transportation hub for the Yaeyama Islands. It is located to the north of Shiraho, on Ishigaki’s east coast and is about 30 minutes from downtown by car.

This newly opened airport has a 2,000-meter runway for large aircraft and serves as a connection hub to various places such as Naha City; Miyako, Yonaguni, Tarama and Hateruma islands; and major cities in mainland Japan including Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka.

1960-104-1, Shiraho, Ishigaki City, Okinawa
Tel: 0980-87-0468 (Reception hours:7:30-21:00)
Airport hours: 6:30-22:00




Washita Shop

3-2-22 Kumoji, Naha City
Tel: 098-864-0555
Hours: 10:00-22:00
Open daily

An extensive array of local food products, including fruits and snacks, Ryukyuan glassware, pottery, textiles and crafts, wholesome products using Okinawan herbs, awamori and skincare products can be found here, making it a convenient stop for shopping. Has a currency exchange counter handling a wide variety of currencies.

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1-411 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City
Tel: 098-995-8595
Hours: 10:00-22:00
Open daily

A large shopping mall located in Tomigusuku City, near Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa. Tomiton is home to a variety of stores, including nationally popular retail chains such as Sports Depo, Golf 5 and Shoe Plaza, a 100 yen shop and a number of eating and drinking establishments.

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Kamimura Distillery

570 Kadekaru
Ishikawa, Uruma City
Tel: 098-964-7628
Admission: Free

The showroom and factory of the Kamimura Distillery. Sampling awamori and aged sake is available, but reservations must be made. There are also various distillery tour plans for meetings, incentive tours, conventions and conferences.

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Helios Distillery Co., Ltd.

405 Kyoda, Nago City
Tel: 0980-50-9686
Admission: Free

The northern part of Okinawa has a very high quality of water, enhancing the flavor of awamori from this Nago-based distillery. Visitors can enjoy samples of not only awamori, but also various other liquors such as rum made from sugarcane and shochu -- a distilled spirit made from Okinawan purple sweet potatoes.

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Chuko Gura


Zuisen Distillery Co., Ltd.

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Awamori Masahiro Gallery

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JA Yomitan, Yunta Ichiba