Sights in southern Okinawa 沖縄本島南部

  • Published on : 25/01/2018
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Cultural and Culinary Wonders in Southern Okinawa

Discover the sights of the capital, Naha, as well as good places to enjoy the cuisine and crafts in the south of the region.

Addresses for foodies

Stay in Naha for shopping at Makishi Market, a must-visit for Okinawa cuisine. You will find all the ingredients the locals use every day to prepare their meals. Fruits, unusual local vegetables, meat and fresh fish, sellers will surely encourage you to sample their best products. And don't hesitate to request that your purchases are made by a restaurant owner nearby if you don't know how to cook Okinawan recipes!

See also: Makishi Market

Want to put your feet under the table and make you serve local specialties ? See you at Kokusai Dori Yatai-mura ! Twenty small restaurants stuck to each other offer varied menus and prepared with products from the region. In the same street, you can also find unusual objects in one of the many souvenir shops .

To read: The culinary specialties of Okinawa

Okinawan handicrafts

With a history that has lasted more than 300 years, Okinawan pottery, known as yachimun, is very famous. There is even a street where all the most famous pottery shops are found: Tsuboya Yachimun Dori. You can also take an introductory pottery class and create an original gift for your friends or family.

Related: Choosing and buying ceramics in Japan

The most popular omiyage from Okinawa, don't miss out on Ryukyu glassware. The talent with which the glasses are made, and the beautiful colors used will astound you. Interestingly, Ryukyu glassware was originally created from the glass bottles that the American forces stationed in Okinawa threw out after the war.

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