M’s Surf Shack is a local surf shop in Okinawa. The store has in stock products from the best surf brands from around the world. Custom made products can also be made at M’s Surf Shack. Products like skateboards, surfboards, shoes, vests and accessories are all available at M’s Surf Shack. Apart from selling products, M’s Surf Shack also offers to experience and learn surfing. Surf boards are also given on rent and for owners of surfboard, repairing services are available. Various surfing and skating tournaments are organized to encourage people to surf and skate, especially youngsters. A great place to hangout with friends on a weekend and meet people with common interests.
One of the first areas to be rebuilt after World War II, Kokusai Street was hailed as the "Miracle Mile" for its great shops, restaurants and bars. Many hotels can be found along this 1.6-kilometer stretch as well, and you'll find tourists and locals alike looking for the latest trends and fashions in the boutiques. Some notable souvenirs include bottles of star-shaped sand, or snakes steeped in jars of awamori (Okinawan sake). The summer festival also takes place on this road.
At Flagship, you will find a huge selection of traditional Okinawan products. Expect to see everything from ceramics to clothing, accessories, art and gifts. It is the perfect place to snag a memento from your time in Japan or to pick up a traditional, unique gift.
Ceramic ware lovers simply must visit Tsuboya, Naha City’s pottery district. Also known as Tsuboya Yachimun Street, the avenue is lined with pottery stores, workshops, and studios, all of which add to the area’s nostalgic feel. In addition to the opportunities to shop and visit galleries, visitors can also go to the Tsuboya Pottery Museum as well, to learn more in depth history of ceramics and its place in Okinawan culture.
The Plaza House has been around since 1954 and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. What was once a United States military area is now one of the oldest shopping centers in Okinawa. The Plaza House hosts a variety of stores that feature imported food and books from overseas and also international cuisine. It’s a great stop for the cosmopolitan shopper and gourmet!
To get a true sense of the Yomitan Village lifestyle, stop by the Yomitan Village Joint Sale Center, which introduces visitors to the area’s arts and crafts culture and cooking. People can come and purchase traditional pottery and crafts, as well as Ryukyu glassware, from the shops at this venue. There is also a restaurant located in the center that is managed by an association dedicated to helping disabled children. Not only can you help support a worthy cause, but you get to try some authentic Okinawan home cooking!urse, more shopping.