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Sticky Pics

CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA SNELL Have you seen high school kids walking around with these fancy decorated pictures all over their binders? Perhaps you’ve seen people...

American Variety Shop, Frank Plaza

CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI Have you ever had that experience where in spite of all your planning and organization nothing seems to go right? You...

Grace Anniversary Design (formerly Grand Blue Jewelry Store)

CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA SNELL (photo courtesy of Cristina Garcia) Looking for a unique souvenir to take home from Okinawa? Or perhaps you’re looking for a special...

M’s Surf Shack

CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI What would life on an island be like without a surf shop? Having the beach in your backyard, watching the waves,...

American Space

CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Last weekend while adventuring with a friend and her daughter, we decided to finally stop in the large American Space store...

Saikicks Life

CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI One great benefit to island life is island style. Anyone who has ever been to Hawaii can attest to the style...

Toei Awase Store – Work & Athletic Items

CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER   So I drive past a store that names is completely in kanji (トーエイ泡瀬店) almost every day and have always wanted to...

Stephanie’s Boutique

CONTRIBUTED BY DANNY WILSON Hello Okinawa Hai friends! I just wanted to take a minute to tell you all about this cool little place my wife found. So there...

Ledeen Diamond Company

CONTRIBUTED BY MORGAN WILLEMSEN This summer my husband and I heard about a fine jewelry boutique on island called Ledeen Diamond Co. One of our...

Ryukyu Lacquerware Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS On a recent rainy weekend we decided to go for a drive to the southern portion of the island.  We went...

Tokyu Hands

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH PHILLIPS Stationary, kitchen supplies, educational toys, purses, seasonal decorations, health & beauty supplies. Tokyu Hands has them all (and more)! Tokyu Hands is...

Fabric Clothing Store

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTOPHER DONG We walked through the small streets of South Sunabe on a sunny weekend afternoon. It was that odd hour of day...

Kokusai Street

Kokusai Street, Naha CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS We talk about “Kokusai Street” all the time here on this beautiful rock we call home, but some of...

Tsuboya Pottery Village

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Tsuboya Vill Map Tsuboya Vill Street After visiting the Tsuboya Pottery Museum, don’t miss taking a walk down Yachimun Alley. Plan on...

Ryukyu Glass Craft Village

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Ryukyu Glass Photo Op Beautiful, vibrant, enjoyable, eye-pleasing, engaging fun, are just a few words to describe the experiences awaiting you at...

Bashofu Weaving Factory

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Bashofu Exterior While on a weekend trip to Okuma, we decided to look for places off the beaten path. We came across...

Shuri Ryusen Bingata

CONTRIBUTED BY CLAIRE BRAY-COLLINS I’m a sucker for a good adventure. Heck! I’m a sucker for a good old fashioned tourist trap. I don’t mind...

Wood Crafts near Okuma

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Wood Crafts Bldg While driving home from Okuma, we came across a shop that boasted of hand-carved trinkets, toys and other wooden...

Bokunen Art Museum

Bokunen Exterior 2 CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN SCHALK For me, moving to Okinawa has been, for a variety of reasons, both a wonderful opportunity as well as...

Chikyu Zakka Warehouse

CONTRIBUTED BY KHURSTEN CORNWALL Chikyu Exterior If you’re looking for a last minute gift, something unique and worldly, quaint and cute, or just a great thing...

Fukubukuro 福袋 – “Lucky Bags”

We aren't certain we are getting this info to you in time!  But on the off chance that some stores are still offering these,...

Japanese Online Shopping: Rakuten Global Market

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN SCHALK rakuten purchasesII As holiday season approaches, time, patience, and energy are all beginning to run short, while social commitments and gift lists...

Koza Gate Apartment

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN SCHALK Koza Gate Pottery In my case, finding Koza Gate Apartment, a combined boutique and art gallery, could be best described as a...

Kadena Gift Corner

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Kadena Gift Front Where do you buy gifts for friends and family back in the States? I, for one, suffer from the...

Minatogawa Area in Urasoe City

Minatogawa Address CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Hidden away from the chaos of the 58 in Urasoe City is an area called Minatogawa. What once was military...

Michi No Eki Yuiyui Kunigami Center & Restaurant Kuina

 CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES On a recent camping trip to Okuma, we decided to see what the sleepy outskirts had to offer. We came...

Purikura Photos

CONTRIBUTED SARRA MCMILLAN Shortly after my arrival in Okinawa in December 2009, a new-found friend pulled me towards the flashing lights and screaming sounds of...

Import Foods

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE The other night my husband and I were watching downloaded episodes (legitimately! - through iTunes) of last season’s Top Gear. In...

Army on Okinawa Gift Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE I don't want to alarm anyone but THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!  *ahem* (I think my panic and unpreparedness...

Okinawa Fruits Land: Tropical Kingdom

CONTRIBUTED BY ANALICIA MCCLELLAN I'm sure a lot of you have been to the Pineapple Park in Nago, but did you know a couple blocks...