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5 Best Recommendation at the Fashionable “Ukishima Dori” Street
post : 2017.12.26 17:00
Have you ever been to Ukishima-dori Sttreet in Naha City? Ukishima-dori is a narrow street located just off the Kokusai Street dotted with many fashionable cafes and variety stores. It is popular area among tourists and locals. We will introduce you today to some of the shops here. Why not stroll along Ukishima-dori and browsing through?
1) Find something cute at “elufe”.
“elfe” is a small shop that offers variety of cute items. Masking tapes with Bingata-pattern which is traditional dye-design are very popular and recommended as souvenir.
Just by sticking it to a regular straw hat, it gives it a cute look with local design.
Okinawa post cards with warmth and charm are also available.
The shop "eluf"
Address: 1st floor 124-ku Bldg. 2-5-1 Matsuo Naha City, Okinawa
Inside the shop, there is a nice sofa on which customers can sit in and relax during shopping.
Address: 1-B Chatelet Matsuo 2-2-13 Matsuo
Naha City, Okinawa
3) Popular Cafe "Ukishima Garden"
Probably Ukishima Garden is the best known café on the Ukishima-dori; often introduced in some guide books for tourists. The eatery is a renovated old building with warmth look and modern atmosphere. They carefully choose ingredients and serve very tasty meals.
"Shima-Dofu Veggie Taco Rice" is served only for lunch time, free from meat ingredients and made with local tofu and millet grains. Enjoy tasty taco meat.
"Shima-Dofu" veggie taco rice.
The upstairs space is sitting-on-the floor style seating, suitable for a family with young children.
2-12-3 Matsuo Naha City, Okinawa
4) Leather craft item "anshare project"
At the Ukishima Dori Street, there are also fine men's store and "anshare" is one of them. The products sold in here are handmade and created by artists based in Okinawa. A wide selection of fashionable silver accessories and leather crafts are available.
The shop owner and designer, Mr. Shotaro has carefully selected the items for his shop; each one is created with meticulous taste of artists. Their products are very much recommended as gifts for anyone's significant other.
The owner, Shotaro-san.
2-12-8 Matsuo Naha City, Okinawa
5) Feeling delightful at the Soap Boutique
"La Cucina" is a shop dedicated to soap, which is somewhat rare style in Okinawa. As the shop name tells, it has an atmosphere of chic boutique.
An each soap is displayed like a jewelry. The ingredients used in many soaps are Okinawa based, so suitable for souvenir.
An each item is carefully displayed.
La Cucina SOAP BOUTIQUE
Address: 1F 2-5-31 Matsuo Naha City,
There are other attractive spots and lovely stores at Ukishima Dori so why not stop by. It is in easy access of Kokusai Street and monorail station with walking distance.