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.
Luxury & Grand Recommendations
149 Tomigusuku, Madanbashi, Okinawa 901-0201
A short drive from downtown Naha, this store specialises in high-quality lacquerware items produced on Okinawa.
169 Fukuji, Itoman City, Okinawa 901-0345
Ryukyu Glass Village is Okinawa’s largest glass workshop and its skilled artisans been creating colourful blown & cased glass products for more than 30 years.
4-4-9 Omoromachi, Naha, Okinawa 900-0006
Main Place Mall is a five-storey shopping and entertainment complex home to more than 60 stores specialising in women's fashion.
1-13-7 Tsuji, Naha 900-0037
This Okinawa-based company produces handmade leather goods using traditional methods.
Mid-range & Affordable Recommendations
Matsuo, Naha 900-0014, Okinawa Prefecture
A two kilometre stretch of almost non-stop stores, restaurants, and bars, Kokusai Dori is Naha’s main shopping street.
1-188 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku City, Okinawa 901-0225
Okinawa Outlet Mall Ashibinaa is a large outdoor shopping centre offering designer labels at discounted prices.
Tochi-kukaku seirichinai Awase, Kitanakagusuku Village, Okinawa 901-2300
This brand new mall is the largest shopping complex on Okinawa Island and is home to more than 200 stores and a huge selection of restaurants and cafes.
5-69 Mihama, Chatan, Okinawa 904-0115
Located 15km north of Naha city, Mihama American Village is a large outdoor mall with a range of shopping and entertainment options.
Budget & Economical Recommendations
3-1-12 Takara, Naha, Okinawa 901-0145
If you're in need of clothes, accessories, or electronics, but don't want to pay retail prices for something brand new, head over to Manga Souko, one of the biggest second-hand stores on Okinawa.
2697-2 Noborikawa, Yubinbango, Okinawa 904-2142
Located a short drive from Okinawa City, Chanpuru Market is a seasonal produce shop dedicated to stocking locally sourced food.
1656-6 Nakadomari, Onna Village, Okinawa 904-0415
Situated to the north of Okinawa City, Onna Station Market consists of several locally-run businesses which stock a range of goods produced on the island.
2-10-1 Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa 900-0014
Located inside the Heiwa Dori shopping arcade, Makishi Public Market is home to dozens of fishmongers, butchers, and grocers.