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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.
1-1 Nakamura Heights 102, Ishigaki 907-0023 Okinawa Prefecture
Every night at 7 – 9 pm, performers armed with guitars will go on stage at Usagi-Ya, a prime example of traditional Okinawan cooking, and cover everything from traditional music to pop-rock.
1-41-15 Awase Okinawa City. code 904-2172
Sam's by the Sea always bids you welcome with Tiki torches ablaze outside, as well as staff in sailor costumes.
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.

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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Naha City Traditional Arts & Crafts Center

The Naha City Traditional Arts & Crafts Center is the perfect place to not only learn about the history of the Okinawa but also the nuances of the local traditional arts and crafts.

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.
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.
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.
2-1-1, Asato, Naha-shi, Okinawa 902-0067, Japan
The Daiwa Roynet Hotel Naha Kokusaidori offers the perfect place stop and recharges your batteries when travelling through Japan.

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