Near Kokusai-dori is Heiwa-dori, a shopping center that locals and tourists frequent. Heiwa-dori has about 200 shops for you to explore, each offering a variety of items. It is a covered arcade, making it pleasant to visit whether the weather is sunny or rainy.
You’ll find an assortment of items in Heiwa-dori — from traditional trinkets to local goods, traditional clothing, pottery, and more. You can buy kariyushi shirts — their vibrant colors reminiscent of Hawaiian shirts — Ryukyu glassware with their vivid colors, and other affordable accessories. You can also find souvenirs and food to take home. Many of the shops evoke a nostalgic feeling with the items they sell.
Close by Heiwa-dori is Makishi Public Market, where you can buy and taste unique Okinawan food and experience the energetic market environment. It is also the biggest tourist spot in Naha and has a history of 60 years. The first floor is the main shopping area of the market.
Sip freshly squeezed juice made with Okinawan fruits to quench your thirst as you roam around the aisles. Try the various Okinawan snacks and sweets, including pig ears, seaweed, sea grapes, freshly fried Okinawan doughnuts, and other unique delicacies.
How to get to Heiwa-dori: From Kokusai-dori, walk a few minutes to get to Heiwa-dori (approximately six minutes).