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Kokusai Dori
Holiday Travel Guide

Naha’s lively main street is home to an array of superb restaurants, souvenir shops and galleries selling fine glassware. 

Spend an afternoon in Naha’s most extensive shopping district, International Street (Kokusai Dori). Browse for exquisite glasswork and ceramics, feast on traditional Okinawan delicacies and watch dancers and fire-eaters perform on the streets.

Kokusai Dori translates directly as “International Street.” The name comes from the old Ernie Pyle International Theater that was built here during the American occupation at the end of World War II; it became a popular gathering spot for the soldiers stationed in the city. The theater is no longer here, but the spot still attracts visitors from around the world. Find some of Naha’s most enticing collections of restaurants, souvenir shops and bars.

Spend hours shopping in the boutique ornament shops, where you’ll find statues and necklaces made from bright coral as well as a range of colorful glassware. Also widely available are small statues known as shisa. These mythological lions are usually ceramic or limestone and are said to provide protection from evil if placed outside a house. Another popular souvenir is the cotton Kariyushi shirt that sports colorful floral patterns. These became popular during the 1970s and are similar to Hawaiian floral shirts.

Stop for lunch at a roadside café and ask for one of the many Okinawan delicacies. Beni imo, a purple variety of sweet potato, is a local favorite and is served in everything from pastries and stews to yogurt and ice cream.

Return in the evening when the street air is filled with enticing scents escaping from the many restaurants. Try exquisite sashimi dishes or traditional pork stews. Continue on to a bar and join the mixed crowds of locals, expats and visitors for a fun-filled night.

Come to Naha so you can visit Kokusai Dori on a Sunday. The street is closed to cars and fills with dancers, dragons and fire-eaters. Street carts selling traditional food and local families enjoying the show add to the festival atmosphere.

Kokusai Dori is located in the city’s downtown region. It stretches approximately 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the main bus terminal to Makishi Monorail Station.

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HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
3.5 out of 5
Maejima 3-2-20, Naha
The price is SG$88 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Naha hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Tomari Port, Midorigaoka Park and Sogenji Temple. Kokusai Dori and Fukushu-en ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,028 reviews)

"the breakfast was very good, and the room was also pretty nice with a big bathtub."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan,2021

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Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1-5 Kume 2 Chome, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is SG$77 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Naha City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kokusai Dori and Tomari Port. Shurijo Castle and Senaga Island are also within 6 mi (10 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,319 reviews)

"Very reasonable price at such a convenient location."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov,2020

Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
APA Hotel Naha
APA Hotel Naha
3 out of 5
1-4-16,Matsuyama, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is SG$63 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Naha City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kokusai Dori, Tomari Port and Okinawa Prefectural Office. Naminoue Beach and DFS Galleria ...

3.7/5Good! (1,016 reviews)
Good hotel

"I usually always stay at Apa and i highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul,2020

APA Hotel Naha
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HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
3.5 out of 5
Maejima 3-2-20, Naha
The price is SG$88 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
HOTEL AQUA CITTA NAHA by WBF
Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
Okinawa NaHaNa Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1-5 Kume 2 Chome, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is SG$77 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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APA Hotel Naha
3 out of 5
1-4-16,Matsuyama, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is SG$63 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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Hotel Gracery Naha
Hotel Gracery Naha
3.5 out of 5
Matsuo 1-3-6, Naha
The price is SG$81 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa
Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa
4.5 out of 5
1-9 Asahimachi, Naha, Okinawa-ken
The price is SG$172 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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Hotel Lantana Naha Kokusai-Dori
Hotel Lantana Naha Kokusai-Dori
3 out of 5
2-8-1 Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa
The price is SG$71 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Lantana Naha Kokusai-Dori
Hotel Collective
Hotel Collective
4.5 out of 5
Matsuo 2-5-7, Naha, Okinawa
The price is SG$182 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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Okinawa Hinode Resort & Hot Spring Hotel
Okinawa Hinode Resort & Hot Spring Hotel
3 out of 5
3-18-33 Makishi, Naha, Okinawa
The price is SG$118 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Okinawa Hinode Resort & Hot Spring Hotel
HOTEL STRATA NAHA
HOTEL STRATA NAHA
3.5 out of 5
1-19-8 Makishi, Naha, Okinawa
The price is SG$85 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
HOTEL STRATA NAHA
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