• January 23, 2017

    Freaky Hands

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD The name sounds like it would be a massage parlor or a spa, but it’s actually a boutique. Every day I drive by this cute little shop that catches my eye amongst everything…
  • December 21, 2016

    Always Sunshine Co. Gallery

    Always Sunshine Co. Gallery. Best Place for Beach and Souvenirs in Yomitan. CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD Always Sunshine Co. Gallery is a Hawaiian-based store here in Okinawa, located in Yomitan. It…
  • November 30, 2016

    Alice Cafe: A Dancer’s Need

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA WOOD You would think the name Alice Cafe means you’re going to a place where you meet your friends for lunch in the afternoon. It’s not. It’s actually a store for dancers…
  • October 6, 2016

    Chubu Jewelry Repair Shop- Best Jewelry Sales and Repair Shop In Okinawa

    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…
  • August 22, 2016

    Mac House/The Jean Shop

    Editor's Note: Mac House Jeans was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on April 15, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this attraction,…
  • July 11, 2016

    Exploring Aeon Malls in 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,…
  • 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…
  • Vanilla Rose l Okinawa Hai!
    February 6, 2015

    Vanilla Rose

    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF Are you looking for something to make you feel a little sassy in the bedroom, or even just style up your workout gear? Check out Vanilla Rose Lingerie shop in American Village.…
  • 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…
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