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.
Behind the Cheese Guy in Okinawa, there's an amazing story of how John Davis, the British owner, fell in love with the Japanese food, and decided to flee the world and stay in Okinawa. And after doing that, he realised that the cuisine lacks a touch of fresh, home-made, soft cheese. And now, he makes the most delectable cheeses for all to savour. His shop sells so many types, right from cheddar to sakuna (cheese with the Japanese herb Sakuna), fuuchiba, port salut (a sort of French cheese) and ozato orange, to name a few, and John would happily tell you how every type came to be.
Krose is a fashion boutique for women, and they bring in the latest designs and trendy styles, so that your wardrobe owns all shades, right from casual to elegant and polished. There are also bags, shoes and jewellery to complete the attire. The garments and accessories revive floral patterns, chic plains, stripes and bold, colourful schemes. They're an enticing collection to have, and Krose should be checked out for a glance into fresh fashion.
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.
The Yomitan Pottery Village offers a unique look into traditional Okinawan pottery and craftsmanship. The village is home to over 45 workshops and boutiques specializing in everything from traditional unglazed Ryukyuan ceramics to the more modern glazed pottery. These unique pieces are sold in small shops in the village itself. From everyday delicate crockery like teacups and saucers to more decorative pieces like the "shisha" or Japanese guard dog to ward off evil, there is something here for every budget and taste. This is a wonderful place to appreciate the fine art of pottery making firsthand and experience an integral part of Okinawan culture.
A place for all kinds of disport in Chatan Town, Mihama, or better known as American Village, can be seen from miles away thanks to the towering Ferris wheel that has become the trademark of this shopping district. American eateries, international food restaurants, and a cinema that plays both Western and Japanese films, all make up a place where travelers can get a sense of what it means to be American, from a Japanese perspective. One of the biggest shopping attractions at the American Village is Jusco, an upscale one-stop megastore, popular among tourists and locals alike. In addition to the aforementioned areas, there are plenty of other venues in the American Village such as Seaside Square and Dragon’s Palace, which offer more entertainment choices (karaoke, games, bowling, etc.) and of course, more shopping.
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.
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!
AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom is a slick and elegant shopping centre, with fine merchandise of famed brands paraded inside the various shops. Area wise, the mall is a sensational space and houses an Aeon specialty store, and about 220 stores of other brands. The mall houses an exclusive area for cosmetics and sports. There's a section of gourmet food tasting and shopping, that includes ingredients and cuisines of the world, and also entertainment centres and fine dining restaurants. AEON MALL is a one-stop shop for shopping and recreation.