Naha, Okinawa

We stayed at Doubletree by Hilton in Naha, Okinawa. The location is convenient and it is close to Times Car Rental where we rented a car for 10 days.

Things to do or try in Naha : (going to talk about central and Northern Okinawa in another post)

  • Makishi market – must try the spam onigiri outside the market
  • Okinawan Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
  • Tsuboya Pottery Village (must get coffee and shaved ice at the only cafe on this 400meter long street)
  • Eat lots of pork dishes. They specialize in pork.
  • Shuri Castle, a UNESCO Workd Heritage site
  • Kokusaidori Street – we ended up with a suitcase full of food all worth it
  • Blue Seal Ice cream – try the purple yam called Ube
  • Don’t waste your time eating taco rice, not worth the calories
  • Acai bowls
  • Ryukyu cuisine
  • Sea grapes umi budo (could this be the answer to long life of is it the pig faces they eat?)
  • Bitter melon Goya or champuru (it’s not bitter at all!)
  • Okinawan style ramen with pork
  • Pigs ears
  • Okinawa passion fruit
  • Okinawan fermented tofu
  • Calbee + store to eat fresh potato chips!

Makishi market, save your stomach for cooked food around the market, seafood, and these marinated abalone and octopus at the market!

Find the only coffee shop at Tsuboya Pottery Village, a 400 meter long street featuring Okinawan ceramics. It has really good shaved ice (kakigori)!

Hot pot, throw everything in boiling soup and cook it! an easy meal!

On the edge of Makashi market, Katsu Kitchen sells onigiris and spam musibi. Must go! It’s delicious!

Sui Ren Tou serves traditional Ryukyu cuisine with a live performance. We really enjoyed the food here. It is located on the famous Kokusaidori Street.

okinawan style noodles with pork

You can bring the entire pig face home!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mchan says:

    miam, you had onigirazu ^^ the onigiri sandwich voted most popular in 2015.


    1. Yes, I spoke to the owner and tried to get him to open one in Vancouver because it’s so delicious!!!


      1. Mchan says:

        We had an onigirazu event at school and made our own. I wrote a post about it in case you’re looking for recipes.


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