For your second visit to Okinawa, leisurely travel through the central area.
There are many stores with delicious flavors and local atmosphere
in the central area of the main island of Okinawa. Among the nostalgic scenery that looks as if time has stopped,
there are wonderful encounters awaiting for you.
The traditions and culture fostered by the warm climate have been protected
and continued to evolve, always gently welcoming us in.
We recommend a slow pace for your second trip to Okinawa to feel the island’s gentleness.
Have a popular healthy breakfast with fresh-baked bread and pesticide-free vegetables.
A bakery on the hill with sea views in the far distance. In this renovated former foreigner’s house, you can choose from 10 kinds of bread of the day and feel relaxed while eating them. The popular a.m. plate, limited to only 10 plates before noon, is a filling menu of 5 kinds of freshly baked bread and vegetables grown without pesticides. a.m. plate (950 yen). Enjoy scrambled eggs and homemade tuna dressed with soy mayonnaise along with the bread.PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH BAKERY
927-2, Adaniya, Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Open: 8:00 AM - 16:00
Good-taste specialties of Okinawa selected by the owner couple.
A select shop which focuses on food, shelter and clothing stands in the residential neighborhood for foreigners in Minatogawa. The owner, a couple who have worked at an apparel company, picks up specialties of Okinawa including Yachimun (pottery) collected from about 10 pottery makers, groceries picked to add a touch of color to your dining table, and handmade jewelry. Try the delicious original smoothie which blends seasonal fruits of Okinawa and various superfoods. This would make an ideal companion for a walk in the foreigner’s residential area in Minatogawa! The shop collects and arranges rare Issuigama pottery, colorful Yachimun pottery, and unique folkcrafts of Okinawa.PORTRIVER MARKET
2-15-8#30, Minatogawa, Urasoe, Okinawa
Open: 11:00 - 18:00, 12:30 - (Tue, Thu, Sat)
Closed: Sunday, National holidays
You can bask in the air of California though you’re in Okinawa.
A barista with a warm smile carefully makes espresso and other drinks in an industrial space created to give an impression of the west coast of America. Besides the original blend of bitter flavors like chocolate, the special mudshake is also popular. This is a sweet shake with a touch of espresso’s bitterness. Select one from the four choices; chocolate, caramel, hazelnut with vanilla, and tiramisu. You may feel like you’re in California on holiday when you chill out at a terrace seat facing the coast where you can view the sunset.ZHYVAGO COFFEE WORKS OKINAWA
Distortion Seaside Building 1F, 9-46, Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Open: 9:00 - sunset
No scheduled holidays
Taste the simple home-cooked meals full of goodness.
This restaurant is in a remodeled house at a seaside part of Yomitan-son. Thi-anda in the restaurant’s name means “grease of hands” in the Okinawan dialect. As the name shows, the owner Kiyoka Inami provides carefully prepared set meals. Meals full of goodness using local fish and vegetables are served on Yachimun pottery of Yomitanzanyaki. You can experience simple homemade tastes that you can rarely eat even in Okinawa. Reservation is required for the dinner menu Kokutan Gozen (3,780 yen). This popular set menu is served on one tray with many dishes which vary by season.Shimayasaishokudo Thi-anda
448-1, Toya, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Open: 11:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 21:00 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Closed: Wednesday, Thursday
Condominium-type villas which blend into the landscape of an isolated island.
The villa opened in August 2016 on Hamahiga Island, which is an isolated island that can be reached via the Mid-Sea Road. All rooms are two-story buildings, where there is a sense of openness and a sweeping view over the ocean from the windows. The simple and modern space harmonizes with the scenery of the island to provide a calm feeling to guests. A stay plan with BBQ in the private garden is also popular.Tripshot Villas Hamahiga
247-5, Katsurenhama, Uruma, Okinawa
4 rooms, 14,000 yen~/ night, 2 persons/ room
A spiritual spot where you can casually enjoy Mother Nature in Okinawa.
A spot within the factory grounds of Nuchimasu, which is famous as a sea salt maker. Park the car and walk down a narrow path to the great wide ocean. You can look out over coral reefs and greenery from a ~120m-high cliff. It is considered a spiritual spot, and is nicknamed Happiness Cape. You can charge up your energy just by viewing the magnificent view. The magnificent view of the great ocean from a high cliff. A spot worth a visit where you can see the beautiful contrast of green and blue created by nature.Kafubanta
2768, Miyagi, Yonashiro, Uruma, Okinawa
TEL: 098-983-1140 (Nuchimasu factory for tourists)
Open throughout the year