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Prairie Custom Flower Shop

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...

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...

Point Cards-How To Get Them In Okinawa

Point Cards CONTRIBUTED BY KERI CARLSON When I lived stateside I used to love when stores had frequent-buyer cards. I think most of my wallet was...

Kokusai Dori, Naha: A Mecca For Tourists

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...

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...

Nijigame Shouten 虹亀商店 – Rainbow-Turtle Bingata

CONTRIBUTED BY KENDRA MIGITA Nestled in the countryside of the island's south lays the most exquisite bingata shop called Nijigame Shouten (虹亀商店), which literal translation...

Vintage Yard Antiques

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...

Mihama American Village

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...

Makeman Home Improvement Store a.k.a. Monkey Store

Editor's Note: Makeman was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on October 14, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below...

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...

Marine Gift Shop, Camp Foster

CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY The Marine Gift shop is a short walk from Camp Foster’s movie theatre. Not sure what a Marine gift shop stocks?...

Showa Production Company – Signs Made To Order

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Photo Provided by Showa I love learning how things are made. I am constantly amazed how ideas can form in someone’s head...

Oasis Furniture (Formerly Yellow Box too)

CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN Oasis… My my what a gem! My day started normal – On a quest for unique items at secondhand stores. I...

Yellow Box

CONTRIBUTED BY BRANDI JAKUBOWICZ Moving is stressful. When moving across the world, one can never fully be prepared for what lies ahead. When we moved...
Earth Hammock Cafe | Okinawa Hai!

Ametsuchi Terrace: Earth Hammock Cafe & Cayhane

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN GODDARD I want to live at Ametsuchi Terrace! It has everything bohemian I could every imagine needing or drooling over: rugs from...

Bacchus Flower Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF Bacchus: Greek God of wine and revelry; the Roman name for Dionysus, god of wine and lively social gatherings. It's also the...

Eagle Hardware

Editor's Note: An article about Eagle hardware was originally published on Okinawa Hai on January 20, 2008; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The...

Yomitan Pottery Village (Yachimun No Sato)

CONTRIBUTED BY MINDY MORRIS This adorable little village is comprised of a series of small houses, kilns and shops that sprawl over a small hill...

Oriental Place

CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE O'DRISCOLL Oriental Place, located on highway 23, is a Chinese antique furniture store that you must visit while living in Okinawa! Yuki,...

Ginoza Flea and Farmer’s Market

CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA If you have spent any significant time on Okinawa, you are well aware of the base flea markets that are held...

Shikui-Shisa

CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA For those in the market for unique Okinawan souvenirs, there is new pottery shop along Highway 329 in Yaka that is...

Happy Furniture Zone – Warp (ひが)

CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER I have driven past “Warp” on 58 numerous times; however, I never really paid close attention to it. I always thought...

Flowers Off Base: Meruhen Flower Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY ANNIS While looking for a new restaurant, my husband and I decided to go exploring on highway 330. Little did we know...

2nd Street Recycle Store

CONTRIBUTED BY LEVI COLE When Japan’s economy took a turn for the worse over a decade ago, recycle/second-hand shops started to gain popularity among a...

Fleet Gift Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY POLLY SHAFER Editor's Note: This store, formerly known as the Navy Gift Shop, was originally featured on our site in 2008. Since then,...

Ryukyu Glass Outlet

CONTRIBUTED BY SANDRA STAMOS Everyone loves to shop at outlet malls, right? We all know there is Ashibinaa Outlet Mall south of the Naha airport. But did...

Seria

CONTRIBUTED BY MARLOW TOWNES I’ve only been on the island for seven weeks, and already one of my children’s (ages 6 and 8) favorite activities...

Fresh Flower Shopping

CONTRIBUTED BY SANDRA STAMOS Looking to buy some fresh flowers? Want to make your own arrangements? Where do you get flowers here in Okinawa? We...

On-Island Moving

CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Editor's Note: So you've already settled into your home in Okinawa, but now you're itching to move to a better location/house/fill-in-the-blank....

Mega Don Quijote

CONTRIBUTED BY MUNEERAH BEE The Mega Don Quijote Ginowan store has everything you could possibly need. And I mean everything. If you’re looking for a...

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