Category: Okinawa food

  • Nakijin Castle

    Nakijin Castle

    Tours that visit Nakijin Castle Nakijin Castle is one of Okinawa’s World Heritage Sites. It is located about 110 km away from Naha Airport. So it is recommended to take a tour from Naha City. Nakijin Castle tours Nakijin Castle is included in some day or half-day tours. Please check below.

  • Onna village Umibudo Restaurant

    Onna village Umibudo Restaurant

    After playing in Churaumi, let’s have a meal. At first, even Agu pork shabu-shabu was a lively thing to say, but we are not ready to pay 3,000 yen per person, so it was downgraded at once. Changed to an interesting Okinawan restaurant, Umibudo Restaurant, that we found while driving. Umibudo Restaurant has a bright atmosphere. What we took was a set meal of Okinawan cuisine, Somin Chanpur. The set meal fuchanpur was also good. I provided my children with a set meal of Yanbaru pork grilled with ginger, which resembles to Agu pork. The price was about 4,000 yen for 5 people… If we went to eat Agu shabu-shabu, it might be the […]

  • Ice cream shop Big Dip in Okinawa

    Ice cream shop Big Dip in Okinawa

    Right now, I’m on a tour that includes an air ticket, accommodation, and a rental car. There are many extras, including a redemption ticket for ice cream. You can get it at a chain store called Big Dip in Naha. I wonder if this was once used by the US military, and there are things like this in the store.

  • Dinning at Okinawa Dining Gomaichigo

    Dinning at Okinawa Dining Gomaichigo

    On the way from the Naha airport to the hotel, we wanted to eat Ryukyu soba. When I asked my wife, “Which guidebook is this from?”, she replied, “Three years ago.” Restaurants change frequently, so this is no good.I had no choice but to drive and entered an izakaya-style restaurant, Daining Gomaichigo, on the first floor of a commercial building with my children. In this place, price is cheap and the taste is so so. The best thing was the fried soki. Children loved it most. Then Somin Chample. Pretty simple.The price was about 800 yen per person with one drink. We were quite satisfied.

  • Ishigaki Chili Oil by Penguin Restaurant

    Ishigaki Chili Oil by Penguin Restaurant

    This is the famous penguin restaurant’s Ishigakijima chili oil. Actually, I bought it online, not when I went on a trip to Okinawa. In connection with regional revitalization, I had the opportunity to read a book called “The Story of Ishigaki Island Chili Oil Made by a Penguin Couple” , and I wanted to actually try the taste, so I bought it. Ishigakijima chili oil is a very popular product, and many shops that sell it online are out of stock, and the price is more than double what I was told. Well, even so, I bought only one as a trial. Ishigaki Island chili oil is the first of this kind of eating […]

  • Taste Aguu Pork (Yanbaru Island Pork) at Ufuya

    Taste Aguu Pork (Yanbaru Island Pork) at Ufuya

    As I wrote in “Dinning at Ufuya“, Ufuya is a restaurant serving island pork, Okinawan cuisine, and Okinawa soba. The Yanbaru Island pork served here is not a pure breed of Aguu pig, but is a hybrid of the Ryukyu native breed Aguu, the American black pig Duroc and the British Parkshire pig. “Ganaha Chikusan” has registered “Aguu” as a trademark of JA Okinawa, so it ships pigs crossed with Aguu and Western pigs under the name of “Yanbaru Island Pork.” By the way, the pork that is written as “アグー” in katakana is also a hybrid, not the original Aguu. Okinawan islands traditional pigs (called Shimabuta or Aguu) are the name of Okinawan pigs […]

  • Naha Makishi Public Market Okinawa’s No. 1 Market

    Naha Makishi Public Market Okinawa’s No. 1 Market

    Makishi Public Market is located a little south of Naha’s main street, Kokusai Dori. Mutsumi Bridge Street Mutsumibashi Street crosses Kokusai Street at the Mutsumibashi intersection. There is an arcade, so I knew immediately. You can go to the public market from Kokusai-dori through Mutsumi-bashi-dori. Mutsumibashi Street itself is also a very lively street, with souvenir shops, Ryukyu glass shops, and shops selling Kariyushi wear, which can be said to be the Aloha of Okinawa. It’s fun. Makishi Public Market The Makishi public market is located on the west side (on the right side when coming from Kokusai-dori), a little further from Mutsumi-bashi-dori. When I say “market,” I imagine it’s something like a fish […]

  • Ryukyu Mura

    Ryukyu Mura

    Ryukyu Mura is a tourist village that preserves and reproduces the culture and traditions of Okinawa ( Click here for the Ryukyu Mura website ). Tours to Ryukyu Mura There are not many tours that visit Ryukyu Mura. If you like to visit Ryukyu Mura by your own, please find the place on Google Map. Our visit to Ryukyu Mura To tell the truth, Ryukyu Mura was not on our schedule until we arrived in Okinawa. The Okinawa Best Guide I bought in advance and used as a reference (however, my family had the 2008 edition) did not include explanations about Ryukyu Mura. About Okinawa, I got a discount coupon from a travel agency […]