Shopping in Okinawa is one of the attractive activities for tourists, as there are well-known domestic and international brand stores, souvenir shops, markets where you can purchase local ingredients, large appliance stores and so on. Lets visit these exciting and comfortable shopping areas!
1. World Famous Brand Shops Collected in One Place at T Galleria Okinawa
Collect your purchase at Naha airport. How convenient!
T Galleria Okinawa has more than 10,000 square meters of shopping area and offers over 130 brands of goods. It is well worth visiting for shopping freaks, because some of the items are available at up to 30% cheaper than the retail price elsewhere in Japan.
Also, there are reliable shopping advisor Personal Shopper ready to help you if you need some advice. You can ask them about products, location, prices and pretty much everything about T Galleria Okinawa.
2. Shopping with Your Family at Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibanaa
Stop by on the final day of trip as it is nearby the airport!
An outlet mall, located in Toyosaki area close to Naha Airport, has more than 60 outlet stores. Since it includes not only luxury brand products but also well-known casual items, shoes, accessories, sporting goods, baby clothes and more, you and your family can enjoy shopping for a wide variety of goods. Also, there are many restaurants and a food court. As the direct public bus runs between here and Naha airport, you can easily visit just before departure, or use your spare time when transferring to some remote islands.
3. For Shopping and Eating, Enjoy Kokusai Street from the Morning till Night
Because it recovered rapidly from wartime devastation it became known as the Miracle Mile
The 1.6-kilometer-long shopping street, runs from the Prefectural Office North Exit Intersection to the Asato Three-forked Road Intersection. It is also known as Miracle Mile, because the wartime devastated area recovered rapidly and in a distinctive way. There are many souvenir shops and restaurants along the street, which you can enjoy from the morning till night. Most major local souvenirs can be found here, such as seasonings and cookies using local ingredients, Okinawan cartoon-like character goods, traditional crafts and so on. Please note that the special bus lane is enforced from 7:00 to 9:00 (toward the Prefectural Office) and from 17:30 to 19:30 (toward Asato) on weekdays.
4. The Covered Shopping area Heiwa Street is Close to Kokusai Street!
Enjoy the arcade even on a rainy day
This is an arcade that runs between Kokusai Street and Tsuboya Yachimun Street. The entrance on the Kokusai Street side is in front of Okinawa Mitsukoshi. There are numerous souvenir shops for younger people, with T-shirt shops and folk craft shops along the street. Also, Okinawan-style food courts and old fashioned clothes shops still remain in business here. As the arcade is connected to Yachimun Street and Sakurazaka, and you can pass to Makishi Public Market from the midst of the street, it is always crowded and ebullient.
5. The Kitchen of Okinawa — Makishi Public Market
Makishi Public Market has relocated due to ongoing renovations.
A vibrant market with restaurants
This is Naha’s best-known market. The market is exudes an Asian markets atmosphere created by many energetic Anmar (Okinawan mothers) working here. It is divided into fresh fish, meat and vegetable sections, and there are around 130 stores in business here. Some businesses have more than 60-years of history, which gives you an insight into the history of the market that you can absorb while shopping. Some stores offer a domestic shipping option for purchased goods.
6. Shintoshin is Characterized by a Diversity of Shops
Enjoy the local shopping experience
Shintoshin area spans the area from Omoromachi station of Yui Rail to route 58. In addition to the landmark shopping mall San-A Naha Main Place that has a supermarket, specialty stores and a movie theater, Ryubo Rakuichi has a Uniqlo store, MUJI store, Best Denki (electronics shop), and a huge appliance store Yamada Denki is close by. All this in a concentrated space makes the area a really convenient place to shop.
7. AEON MALL OKINAWA RYCOM
A large mall opened in April 2015. With about 240 stores, including local Okinawa brands and global brands, there is no shortage of shopping options and an abundance of restaurants to choose from. There is also a tourist information service with a resident sightseeing concierge, as well as a foreign currency exchange desk. As a bonus there are Pacific Ocean views to be seen at dedicated photo spots on the upper floors.