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If you want to get in some shopping and exercise, Naha Main Place is for you! At this shopping paradise, visitors will be able to spend hours poring over items and going from store to store, immersed in this world of potential belongings. The mall is two levels, packed full of boutiques, an arcade with games for children and adults, and a movie theater. There is also a food court and a Starbucks for those who need some extra energy to get through the whole complex.
T Galleria is an elegant boutique in the DFS (Duty Free Shopping) Mall of Naha, and elite brands pool there collection in there-bags, shoes, jewellery, wallets, belts and briefcases-all designer and slick. There are also cosmetics and beauty products paraded by top brands. There's a range of elite wines and spirits for sale, so you could make your pick from wines such as Sirromet, or cognacs such as Hennessy and Camus.
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.
Heiwa Dori is a covered shopping cloister, with a number of shops that sell various edibles from the Japanese cuisine, antiques, porcelain merchandise and clothes (they sell mu-mu dresses too). The market is a daily-purchases centre for the livelihood of Okinawa, you could visit for a peak into their culture and way of life.
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!
One of the best areas for picking up a piece of Okinawa's beautiful Ryukyu glass is this intriguing destination. Okinawa Craft Village is a delightful facility with a great variety of glass products from colorful tumblers to decorative pieces. If learning the art of the trade interests you, many also conduct a number of workshops on activities like glass-blowing and vase-making.