Kokusai Street stretches two kilometres down the centre of Naha. Here you’ll find souvenir snacks made with Okinawan ingredients, and restaurants and clubs that open late. The street closes to traffic on Sundays from noon to 6pm, making an outing with prams and kids all the easier. Don’t miss the three spots detailed below – as well as small side streets lined with shops selling traditional wares.
Chris Willson; TRAVEL67
This century-old brand focuses on traditional Okinawan lacquerware, used by generations of locals.
Dress up in Okinawan-style floral shirts, including ones with original patterns designed by the shop’s staff.
This traditional sweets shop sells treats made with local ingredients like winter melon, citrus fruits and cane sugar.