Okinawa’s “Michi-No-Eki” (Roadside Station), a Place Worth Stopping by During Your Visit!
If you ever visit Okinawa, please stop by the “Michi-No-Eki” (roadside station) on your way to your destination.
“Michi-No-Eki” isn’t just a drive-in spot.
It is a complex facility with resting place and multiple shops where they sell local specialty.
There’s 8 of these “Michi-No-Eki” in Okinawa, and each station not only has fresh fruits and vegetables, but they also have Okinawan processed food such as the Jimami-doufu (soybean curd) and the Sata Andagi (deep fried doughnut).
Each station is different, and has its original snacks and desserts.
The station also has Okinawa-made craft products, so it is a very good spot to look for souvenirs.
The place also has discount tickets to popular tourist facilities and information on local events so you should definitely stop by!
The first station ever made in Okinawa was the “Kyoda Michi-No-Eki”, located along Route 58 at the entrance of Okinawa’s northern area.
The Kyoda Michi-No-Eki placed 1st out of all stations in Japan, and over 1.5 million people visits the place every year.
Gourmet, shopping, travel information…the station has it all.
There are many ways to utilize the “Michi-No-Eki”, but the best part for tourists is that they can interact with local Okinawan people.
The store staffs are very friendly, and we are certain that you will have a wonderful encounter that will make your trip memorable.
Road Station Kyoda
North Road station Kyoda offers a new experience and pleasure. Freshest local tropical fruits including pineapples, mango, vegetables, flowers and even kariyushi Okinawan shirts can be purchased at the shop. Please enjoy the okinawan food and dessert in Road station Kyoda! If you’re interested in Okinawan culture, then browse the souvenir secti…
Road Station Toyosaki
Around the airport Not only a number of Okinawa’s handcrafts but also its city’s unique textile made of sugarcane are offered at the high quality. Freshest produce such as fruit and vegetables can be purchased as well.
Onna no Eki
North Onna station, referred to as Onna no Eki located in Onna village is the ideal place for those who care about what they eat. Not only Okinawa’s specialties and crafts but also bountiful freshly picked fruits and vegetables fill up the containers for you to pick.
Road Station Kadena
Middle of the Island Road station Kadena situated in the Kadena district of Okinawa features a viewing platform which gives a panoramic views of the US Kadena airforce base. Not only various kinds of local specialties but also merchandise from american military bases can be purchased here as well. If you’d rather test out how local food tastes like before buying, th…
Road Station Itoman
South Have you tried any of the local grown fruit? If your answer is ʺNoʺ, then Road station Itoman is exactly where to go. You’ll end up being amazed to see the fresh fruit and vegetables carefully placed throughout the store and everything is offered for a modest price.
Road Station Yuiyui Kunigami
North The road station Yuiyui is located in the Kunigami district in which Okinawan rail and woodpecker inhabit. This place has a few restaurants including shabu-shabu restaurant, and one serving famous Kunigami’s brand pork Inobuta, a tourist information center, as well as a souvenir shop that boasts its original Kunigami donuts. If you have smal…