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Restaurants For Every Budget in Okinawa

Okinawan life expectancy are world leading with an average of 83 years, and the local diet is believed to be essential to their longevity. Traditional staples feature greens, sweet potato instead of rice and seafood. Pork is also a local speciality, with belly meat braised in sugar and soy sauce beloved.
2-20 Gionmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0038, Fukuoka Prefecture
Tetsunabeya is an excellent place to go for a quick bite. The atmosphere has a relaxed and chilled vibe so much so that smoking is still permitted.
1-2-30, Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa, 900-0013
Kokusai dori is located on the very lively Kokusai street. Some say it is the closest you come to experiencing a bit of Tokyo in Okinawa.
904-0115, Okinawa, 40-1 Mihama, Chatan-Cho, Japan
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, inspired by the Okinawan way of life and spiritual energy at the Shinka buffet at Hotel Hilton.

Shopping Destinations in Okinawa

Okinawa is home to Japan’s only downtown duty-free shopping mall. Provided you have an outbound ticket out of Okinawa Prefecture, you can enjoy tax-free purchases from 100+ luxury brands. Less pricey shopping experiences also exist at Naha City’s Kokusaidori Street with hundreds of shops, a shopping arcade and a lively farmers’ market. Uniquely Okinawan gifts can be found in the form of Ryukyu glass, leather crafts, and traditional lacquerware.
Manga Souko Recycle Store
Chanpuru Market
Onna Station Market

Sightseeing In Okinawa

With its location in the middle of the East China Sea, it’s no surprise that water sports and beach activities are popular among tourists to Okinawa. The island offers endless outdoor options including scuba diving, snorkelling, and offshore fishing. Or check out the Southeast Botanical Gardens; it is a relaxing way to see the exotic local flora and the children’s zoo allows kids to get close and personal with the island’s animal residents.
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The park was opened up in 2002 and had by 2010 managed to attract over 20 million visitors.

Great Places To Stay in Okinawa

Owing to its history as a popular tourist destination, accommodations on Okinawa includes basic lodges for budget backpackers, upmarket resorts for luxury travellers, and everything in between.
A stay in Naha or Okinawa City puts you close to the island’s clusters of eating, drinking, and entertainment options, while coastal resorts, many of which are run by international hotel chains, offer an indulgent escape with everything you need on site.
Kafuna Asahibashi, 116-37, Asahimachi, Naha-shi, Okinawa 900-0029, Japan
The Naha Tokyu REI Hotel is a simple, fuss-free high-end hotel that meets the needs of both busy tourists and business travellers.
600 Aza-Gima Yomitan-Son Nakagami-gun, Okinawa 904-0393, Japan
This hotel is one you can't miss. With red-tiled roofs and white walls, the Spanish Colonial-style Hotel Nikko Alivila Yomitan Resort offers the perfect complement to the blue ocean.
2-3-2 Akamine, Naha-shi, Okinawa, 901-0154, Japan
The GranView Hotel provides bright and spotless rooms to suit the needs of every traveller, including those that require disabled access.

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