• Prairie
    December 23, 2016

    Prairie Custom Flower Shop

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA 30 years ago Yuriko Takayama began her professional career as a dentist in the mega metropolis of Tokyo. After a 20-year career she decided to transition to a less stressful…
    December 21, 2016

    Always Sunshine Co. Gallery

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD Always Sunshine Co. Gallery is a Hawaiian-based store here in Okinawa, located in Yomitan. It is a fine art gallery and select shop and definitely a must if you’re looking…
  • chubu-jewelry-repair-shop2
    October 6, 2016

    Chubu Jewelry Repair Shop

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.   I’ve been meaning to write this post up for a while now, but put it off until 3 friends asked me in the same week about jewelry repair or ring resizing. Apparently…
  • Kokusai Dori
    July 18, 2016

    Kokusai Dori, Naha

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Kokusai Dori (street) is a hugely popular tourist spot located in Naha, Okinawa’s capital city. The name Kokusai Dori translates to “international road”. It’s one…
  • Aeon
    July 11, 2016

    Aeon on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Aeon is a chain of malls found throughout Japan and Asia. They are the biggest retail operator on the continent. On Okinawa, they are spread throughout the prefecture,…
  • rainbow bingata4
    June 8, 2016

    Nijigame Shouten 虹亀商店 – Rainbow-Turtle Bingata

    CONTRIBUTED BY KENDRA MIGITA Nestled in the country side of the island's south lays the most exquisite bingata shop called Nijigame Shouten (虹亀商店), which literal translation means Rainbow-Turtle…
  • Onna Station Market-018
    May 13, 2016

    Onna Station Market & Onna Village Culture and Information Center

    CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES The Onna Village Culture and Information Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market are easy to find. It looks like a big convention center on Hwy 58, just north of the…
  • Vintage Yard (1)
    May 11, 2016

    Vintage Yard Antiques

    CONTRIBUTED BY JASON ANNIS There is something about the way things were made many years ago that has a timeless allure. If you are looking for a special gift or a rare knick-knack then be sure to…
  • American Village
    May 9, 2016

    Mihama American Village

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY American Village is a hugely popular tourist attraction. A short drive off Highway 58, between Camp Foster and Kadena Air Base, and across from Camp Lester, it’s a must-visit…
  • Obi
    April 20, 2016

    Gakiya’s Obi & Kimono Shop

    Editor's Note: Gakiya's Obi & Kimono Shop was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on march 19, 2010; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on…
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