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港川ステイツサイドタウン Minatogawa Stateside Town

  • Walk around (Other Walks / City Walking)
  • The middle part of the main island of Okinawa
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District
The middle part of the main island of Okinawa
Address
Minatogawa Foreigner House, Minatogawa, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa, 901-2134, Japan
Category
  • Walk around (Other Walks / City Walking)
Opening Hours
Depending on stores
Website
http://minatogawa-shop.r-cms.biz/
Date of post:2015/06/19

Former American hosing area is reborn as a cozy small town

  • City Walking

This small cozy area with antique atmosphere is newly developed by utilizing old American military houses for small business. If you like private-run unique shops, restaurants, café, bakeries, then this is a place for you.

As the name explains itself, this area looks like a town in America, and each small street is given names, such as Georgia, Texas, and Indiana, etc. At the entrance of the town, a town map board is placed showing names of streets and shops. Each shop or restaurant has limited parking space, so it’s recommended to secure a parking spot for your car in the designated parking space first and visit a store or walk around the town. All shops and restaurants are unique and cute, so it’s recommended to walk around each street. The following is a list of my favorite places.

oHacorte (tart, cakes, etc.)
Add: No. 18, 2-17-1 Minatogawa Urasoe Okinawa (on Florida Street)
Tel: 098-875-2129
Open : 11:30〜19:00
HP: http://www.ohacorte.com/

ippe coppe (wild yeast bread, cake, granola, etc.)
Add: No. , 2-16-1 Minatogawa Urasoe Okinawa (on Nevada Street)
Tel: 098-877-6189
Open: Mon, Thu, Fri – Sun (1230-1830, or as all items are sold out)
Closed: Tue, Wed, every third Mon
HP: http://www.ippe-coppe.com/

Okinawa Cerrado Coffee (coffee shop)
Add: No 28, 2-15-6 Minatogawa, Urasoe City (on Nevada Street)
Tel: 0120-447-442
Open: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun (1200-1830, L.O.1800)
Closed: Tue, Thu, holidays
HP: http://okinawa-cerrado.com/?mode=f1

American Wave (vintage clothes shop)
Add: No.22, 2-16-9 Minatogawa, Urasoe City
Tel: 098-988-3649
Open: 1200-2000 (Open every day)
HP: http://americanwave.jp/


Café yureru (quiche restaurant)
Add: 2-14-5 Minatogawa, Urasoe City
Tel: 098-943-3241
Open : 1130-1800
Closed: Every Mon, Tue
HP: http://cafe-yureru.jp/top

cafe Restaurant La Vita
Add: No. 31, 2-15-3 Minatogawa, Urasoe City
Tel: 098-878-9808
Open: 1130-1500 for lunch, 1500-1800 for café time, 1800-2200 for dinner (open every day)
HP: http://hitosara.com/tlog_47007499/

This type of old American housing buildings still remain in other places in Okinawa especially in Ginowan, Chatan, and Yomitan, even though the buildings can be reaching about a half century old, and they are used as shops, restaurants, or residences as well. But Minatogawa is the only place where the entire district is used for business.

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