Kokusai Street

Kokusai Street © Iry

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.

The length of the street is packed with delicious Okinawan food, such as steakhouses, taco rice, Okinawan soba, Okinawan brand "Agu Beef", and various taverns.

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.

Access

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)
Rating  
Address Makishi, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 900-0013,
沖縄県那覇市牧志1-1
Phone / Fax Phone: 098-863-2755
Website
Duration 2Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Kokusai Street