Makishi Public Market No. 1 is located near Kokusai Street, the gateway to tourism in Okinawa. Opened in 1950, Makishi has served Okinawa as a one-stop market where residents can purchase anything they need. It offers colorful fish and fruit that can be seen only in Okinawa, making it a popular sightseeing spot not only for Japanese tourists, but also for tourists from abroad.
Okinawa specialties are displayed in the market's 130 stores. You'll find tasty meats such as pig's feet and heads, Ishigaki beef, and goat meat, and seafood such as knobsnout parrotfish and flame snapper, great green turban, an anda type of seaweed called mozuku, fruit and vegetables such as mangos, pineapples, and bitter gourd (goya) , and processed foods such as Okinawan shallots (shima-rakkyo) , Caulerpa lentillifera (sea grapes) , pickles, and tofu. The aisles are filled with popular Okinawan favorites that visitors find interesting and rare. Just looking is great fun.
Ingredients purchased on the first floor can be cooked to order on the second floor. Colorful tropical fish in blue, red, and yellow can be tasted with your favorite recipes, tasty treats such as sliced raw fish (sashimi) , grilled fish with salt, fried fish, fish stew, and fish soup. Okinawa's unique culture is the result of its interactions with the other cultures of the world, and you can enjoy that unique culture and its delicious food at this wonderful market.
- 10-1, Matsuo 2-chome, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture
- 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Different for each store) *Last order on the 2nd floor: 8:00 PM
- 4th Sunday of each month (Different for each store) / from January 1st - 3rd/ Lunar New Year (January 1st and 2nd of the old-style calendar) / Old Bon (July 16th and 17th on the old-style calendar)
Information accurate as of November 29, 2016.