Imagine what it would be like to actually use the exotic and tropical seafood of Okinawa to make dinner… well, if it’s hard to picture all the fish and the unique island vegetables, come to the Makishi Public Market! Here you will rub elbows with locals who come to buy fresh produce and fish, and the famous Okinawa pork. While the market itself is on the first floor of the venue, if you go one floor up you can find many restaurants featuring these tropical comestibles!
Nago Pineapple Park teaches pineapple lovers about the life of the pineapple, from seedling to food product. A pineapple cart takes visitors through the pineapple fields and the tropical garden, and the store sells the freshest and most delicious pineapple products on the island, including a pineapple wine. Don't leave without trying the pineapple ice cream and taking a look at the pineapple charcoal. And, if you haven't gotten your fill, try some dishes at the restaurant. Those who can't carry their prizes home can use the store's shipping service.
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.