Okinawa cafe — 4 hidden gems coffee shops & best cafes in Okinawa you should visit
Trips to Okinawa have always drawn visitors because of its beautiful landscapes, but this time, Focus Asia Travel will take you to places where you can experience, relax, and learn about culture and cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else. These are Okinawa’s best cafes.
The Okinawan Islands are regarded as one of southern Japan’s tourist hotspots. Regardless of whether it is Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter, the weather here is always very pleasant, with countless natural wonders, making Okinawa trips always the first choice on any visitor’s bucket list. As a result, today’s article will take you on a journey with the team that is afraid of the sun, gentle chill.
First, we also need to prepare some necessary things for the journey to Okinawa. It’s a 4G tourist sim with unlimited data to live virtual every second, update locations and most importantly, avoid getting lost. When traveling to Okinawa, a destination with countless experiences from the North to the South, it is necessary to own a JR Pass to able to traveling by any public transport. At the same time, you can learn about renting electric bicycle or private car charter to be more proactive in your itinerary.
Ufuya, one of the restaurants and cafes with bold Japanese style, was converted from 100-year-old architecture. From the cuisine to the décor, this is a one-of-a-kind cultural painting for a trip to Okinawa. Despite its garden design, it is still very Japanese, so those who prefer to live virtually need not worry that no one will know whether they are visiting Okinawa or not.
Ufuya’s cuisine is mostly Okinawa’s specialties and Soba noodles served with Agu pork.
Next to the cafe is a stone park, ready to serve any virtual living photo frame.
It will be open from 11am to 5pm and 6pm to 10pm on weekdays, last order will end one hour before closing hour.
Address: 90 Nakayama, Nago, Okinawa 905-0004, Japan
Hours: 11AM–5PM, 6–10PM
Phone: +81 980-53-0280
Best cafes in Okinawa: Yachimun Kissa Shisa-en (Yachimun café)
If you’ve ever been intrigued by the rustic style of Totto-chan coffee shop in Dalat, Yachimun Kissa Shisa-en is a must-see when visiting Okinawa. What could be better than enjoying a glass of fruit juice or a cup of tea while listening to birdsong and the rustling leaves of the forest trees?
Like many other cafes with different tastes, Yachimun’s operating hours are very “artist”, the shop is open from 11 am to 7 pm and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so please pay attention. One more thing is that the restaurant only accepts payment in Yen and the menu has only has a few dishes in English only.
Address: 1439 Izumi, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Hours: 11am – 7pm / Mondays, Tuesdays: Closed
Phone: +81 980-47-2160
Best cafes in Okinawa: Fuyu Café
The Okinawa trip will be most fully captured through the lens of Fuyu cafe, which is immersed in the space between the forest and the sea. When we have experienced the full beauty of nature and architecture without a dead angle, this will be a great place for diaries to Okinawa to make everyone admire.
The design of Fuyu cafe consists of two floors and a garden, each spot has a different panoramic view no matter at any position, we still have impressive frames.
Address: Akinohana-8-1 Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa
Best cafes in Okinawa: Yagiya
Each of us has probably seen the summer in the Japanese countryside through movies or anime. As for the “personality” style travelers, Yagiya will be a special place, taking you to a peaceful countryside experience on a trip to Okinawa.
The road to Yagiya is 30 to 40 minutes from Naha Airport and is surrounded by sugarcane and vegetable fields, which is different from the one seen on tourist sites in Okinawa. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time to your homeland, where all sorrow is defeated by the cafe’s grandparents’ food.
Houses over 100 years old that have been converted into cafes are always crowded, especially in Okinawa, and Yagiya is no exception. This place is always bustling with diners, most of whom come for the special traditional cuisine and the space of “grandparents” and so on.
Address: 1172 Oton, Yaese-cho, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa.
Hours: 11AM–3:45PM / Tuesday: Closed
Phone: +81 98-998-277
In addition to spending time relaxing in nature at these cafes, you can also go on a Day Tour to explore Okinawa and famous places in a day on a hop on – hop off bus. Both are convenient, and there is no need to worry about scheduling.