Come here first when you come to Okinawa! Kokusai Street
Kokusai Street is the popular name for a street in Naha, Okinawa. After World War 2 it was aggressively developed. It runs about 1.6km and is packed with department stores, souvenir shops, and places to eat.
There are plenty of souvenirs available as well, Okinawan confections such as Sata Andagi (type of Okinawan doughnuts) and pineapple sweets, food and drink such as Awamori (strong Okinawan alcohol), Okinawan pottery such as Yachimun which uses glass from Ryukyu. Many shops are open until as late as 23:00 and the shops are very busy. If your lodgings are nearby you may be able to stay late. It’s very recommended to come on Sunday from 12:00-18:00 as it becomes a pedestrian mall where cars are not allowed to enter. There are some shops that only open during this pedestrian mall, and is very lively with street performers.
To get to Kokusai Street, take a car from Naha Airport about 15 minutes. There is paid parking in the nearby neighborhood. The Yui Monorail has 4 nearby stations, including Asato Station (安里駅), Makishi Station (牧志駅), Kenchomae Station (県庁前駅) and Miebashi Station (美栄橋駅).
Image Gallery: Kokusai Street
Description: Kokusai Street
|Sights||Kokusai Street (国際通り)|
Makishi, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 900-0013,
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 098-863-2755|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Kokusai Street