• giorgios-4
    December 2, 2016

    Georgio’s Custom Tailors

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Conveniently located on Gate 2 Street is another experienced tailor. A father and son run company, Nick and Sachin’s family business has been in operation since 1974. Originally…
  • 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,…
  • Bombay Tailors 12
    May 18, 2016

    Bombay Tailors

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A.   Awhile back, my husband had a shirt made at Bombay Tailors, an iconic shop on “Gate 2 Street” just outside of Kadena Air Base (you guessed it, Gate 2). Like most…
  • 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…
  • uniqlo_2
    April 19, 2016


    Editor's Note: Uniqlo was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 14, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this attraction, published…
  • Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom | Okinawa Hai
    May 8, 2015

    Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom

    CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN MCMURRIN The Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom offers extensive shopping, delicious cuisine and exciting entertainment while reflecting the culture, landscape and diversity that is distinctly…
  • Run Oki Clothing Store l Okinawa Hai!
    January 7, 2015

    Run Oki Clothing Store

    CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA SNELL You may have seen the shirts and sweatshirts around town; the Run Oki logo is so distinct and eye-catching. I remember seeing one and trying to figure out what it was (I…
  • thrift3
    April 30, 2014

    Marine Thrift Shop

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS I am a lover of all things thrifty. I consider myself a scavenger and I balk at the idea of paying full retail price for almost anything. When I'm going to the thrift store,…
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