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. The small market is in a stunning coastal location and offers panoramic views out to sea. Known locally as Onna Eki, the market features several small grocers, which stock fresh passion fruit and mango. Some of the more unusual fruits and vegetables on offer include goya (bitter melon), handama (a type of edible flower), and atemoya, which resembles a spiky apple but tastes like a blend of other tropical fruits. You will also find dried mushroom and seaweed products. A range of locally produced goods and handicrafts are also on offer, such as pottery, Okinawan whisky, and brightly coloured Ryukyu glass. If you are craving baked goods, there is a French-style patisserie on the second floor. Onna Station Market is next door to the Onna Museum, which focuses on Ryukyu culture. Information is provided almost exclusively in Japanese, but the exhibits and displays are interesting enough to warrant a quick visit even if you aren’t able to read the accompanying signs.
- (+81) 98-964-1188
- 1656-6 Nakadomari, Onna Village, Okinawa 904-0415
- A 50-minute car ride from Naha City. The market is on Highway 58, close to the Renaissance Okinawa Resort