ETWS Store – CLOSED

Editor’s Note: We have been informed that this store has closed. We’re leaving this post in our archives for those of you who may be looking for it.

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE

ETWS outside

ETWS dishes In this store’s three floors, there is a little bit of almost everything decorative, crafty, kitschy, and kitchen-y you could need. Let’s say you have a shopping list with items like scrapbooking supplies, chirimen, origami paper, bento box sets (both traditional lacquer and contemporary plastic with cutsey cartoon characters), bath mats, coffee mugs, apron, scented bath sets, vase, silk flowers, wall art, picture frames, wall clock, Ponyo merchandise (or other Studio Ghibli character merchandise), Elmer the Patchwork Elephant towels, cactus toilet scrubber, Christmas in July decorating supplies and costume, photo album, slippers, tabi socks, folding tables, Care Bears, coasters, rubber chicken, etc.

ETWS dolls ETWS paper ETWS Xmas

Ok, so maybe you aren’t interested in some of those things. But if you were, you could get all of them at ETWS. And more.

ETWS Cactus Prices are not bad, depending on the current yen rate… but it does depend on what you buy. On my most recent trip I bought a framed piece of watercolor art for about 3,000Y, a Care Bear for my daughter’s birthday (~1,200Y), and a kitchen towel (between 500 and 600Y) and thought it was a pretty fair deal. I saw a little VW Bus speaker thing that I think you plug an ipod into (my husband is both a Bus nut and an Apple fan, to put it mildly on both counts) but I think that was more like 9,000Y and I found that to be an absurd price. But that’s just me. I even looked at some Skagen watches while in there one time.

Aside from the location in this post, there is also a second location near the big Naha Jusco, south of the airport, on 221 just across from the Akamine stop on the monorail.

Hours: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM

Phone: (098)926-0021

Directions: From Camp Lester – Make a LEFT onto 58. Take a RIGHT at the 2nd light which is also the intersection for 130 and 58 (Castle Bakery will be located on the far right corner). Head straight past the 1st light into the parking lot for ETWS.


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23 Comments
  • August 4, 2013

    Below is the google+ link for the ETWS in Naha. I chose to link this instead of directions to the store itself as there are several other similar stores on island, their information can be found in the included link. Cheers.

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — Chris

    https://plus.google.com/105782731503678044591/about?hl=en

    Chris
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  • July 30, 2013

    Does anyone know how to get to the one in NAHA since the one near Foster has closed???

    Krystal
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  • June 21, 2013

    Just arrived on the island about 3 weeks ago and I was hoping to check this place out… Any updates on if it has reopened? New location? Thanks!

    Jessica
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  • May 8, 2013

    Never Fear! ETWS will still be here – in a while. My coworker told me that the website is confusing, but it seems that they will re-open in the Chatan area in September.

    And if you’re looking to grab up some bargains now…don’t bother. It’s really, really empty.

    Leah Magid
    Reply
  • May 8, 2013

    Note: This store is closing; a sign posted on the door says they will be shutting their doors on May 19, 2013.

    GT
    Reply
  • November 25, 2012

    Anyone know if they sell Sterling Silver wire for jewelry making?!? If not, do you know a place that does…..

    AB
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  • September 15, 2012

    Oh! This was the first store we went to since arriving and I LOVED it. Something for everyone and such cute stuff.

    Crystal
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  • October 22, 2011

    Nevermind I just called & they said Visa is ok ;-)

    Amy
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  • October 22, 2011

    Does anyone know if ETWS takes visa or is it yen only?

    Amy
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  • September 5, 2011

    Just an FYI, this store sells drug paraphernalia, we won’t be going back for this reason alone. I thought the prices were high and will stick to the Y100 stores.

    Mrs Q
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    • January 19, 2012

      Do your research before you post close minded ignorance. There are HEMP inscents and car fresheners, the same ones they have at family mart and Lawson’s. So etsw is a good place.

      Kai
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      • January 19, 2012

        Did my research 20 years ago. A quick google of this store, location, and some key words reassures me that I am neither close minded or ignorant.

        Mrs Q
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        • January 19, 2012

          They sell clips and hookahs, but no actual drugs. If they did, it would be on the off limits list.

          William
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          • January 21, 2012

            I never said they sold drugs. I saw pipes and one hitters. I have not been back. Perhaps they are gone?

            Mrs Q
          • January 21, 2012

            Why would drug paraphernalia keep you from going back to a store that doesn’t actually sell drugs? The px sell cigarettes and alcohol (both drugs) yet I’m sure you go there.

            William
        • January 20, 2012

          Nope. There’s nothing about drugs. I checked out every part of the store an online.
          @Willam, I wish there were hookahs, I didn’t see any so I assume they don’t carry them anymore. I love how people always think hookahs are for drugs are drug paraphernalia. Haha

          Kai
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      • March 25, 2012

        Some people enjoy smoking Tobacco from blown glass pipes, and use clips to smoke hand rolled cigarettes to stay away from fiberglass filters and additional chemicals and additives…

        Stephanos
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    • March 17, 2013

      Guess you can’t go to the BX either, they were selling hookas in the little furniture part not too long ago.

      LOL
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  • August 1, 2011

    ETWS is a store that I have fallen in love with since coming to Okinawa in April. I would drive by it often and saw the hours of operation were until midnight!!! Being a Mom of four boys and having a husband in the military, by the time he gets home, everyone is feed, bathed, and ready for bed, most things are closed. After a pretty stressful day, I turned over our four little ones to my husband and told him to enjoy his self while I went out to grab some mental health time. I was so greatful that something was open. After walking in this store I was amazed at the variety, prices, and just sheer volume of items that were contained within the four walls of ETWS!!!! I have been back on several different occasions. It is one of those places that you have to keep visiting because you will never be able to see it all in one go round.

    Sarah P
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  • July 27, 2011

    How do you get to ETWS from Kadena Gate 1?

    Lisa S
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    • July 27, 2011

      From Gate 1 Kadena:
      Turn left on to 58. Follow 58 past Camp Lester (Naval Hospital). After passing the hospital, start getting into the right lane. You will come to an intersection for 58 and 130 with a stop light. On the right corner will be a tall building that says Blueberry cafe, on your left you will see Camp Foster. Turn right at this light. Go straight and you will see a large building on your right that says ETWS. Enjoy!

      LLC
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    • July 27, 2011

      @ Lisa,
      The post on ETWS now includes a map. Happy shopping!
      Sarah from OkinawaHai.com

      sarah
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  • November 7, 2010

    I am not sure how I missed the cactus toilet scrubber, but I will go back for it.
    Being from AZ it is nice to have a sense of home while cleaning the bathroom. (-:

    Tara H
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