Apr. 28, 2017

Follow the experts! The BEST 5 rejuvenating cafes you must visit in Okinawa

Apr. 28, 2017

Follow the experts! The BEST 5 rejuvenating cafes you must visit in Okinawa

Here we have a list of top 5 cafes been recommended by an Okinawa expert, who has visited Okinawa for more than 100 times. Each cafe has its own speciality and rejuvenating atmosphere. For instance, there is a cafe, where you can overlook the emerald green ocean of Okinawa and a cafe surrounded by subtropical forest. Here a list of top 5 rejuvenating cafes you must visit in Okinawa!

Rejuvenating Rating No.1

Yachimun Okinawa lion Cafe

Address: 1439 Izumi, Motobu-chō, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa-ken 905-0221
Trading hours: 11:00 ~ 19:00
Closed: MON & TUE (open on public holidays but close the following day)

The cafe located in the middle of the forest in Motobu Peninsula. Motobu Peninsula is well known for its Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. In the cafe, there is an open space on the second floor, which allows the guests to see the panoramic view of the forest. The building used to be owners’ home and has been transformed into this forest cafe. It is surrounded by all different Okinawa native flowers and trees.

Yachimun means pottery in Okinawa dialect and there are many of Okinawa lion potteries been placed in the cafe. The most popular drink in the shop is the wild orange fresh juice made with locally picked fresh citrus fruits. What else can beat a glass of refreshing citrus drink in summer?
Last but not least, you must also try the dessert called ‘Chinpin’, it is an Okinawa style pancake beaten with Okinawa brown sugar.


Rejuvenating Rating No.2

Hamabe Tea House

Address: Tamagusuku-2-1 Tamagusuku, Nanjō-shi, Okinawa-ken 901-1400
Trading House:10:00~20:00; Monday opens from 14:00
Closed:Open 7 days (including public holiday)

The second cafe is located near Oshima, which is an island on the south side of Okinawa main island. The cafe is by the beach, therefore you get to enjoy the paranormal ocean view while having your coffee.  Especially the ocean facing terrace seats are always popular for the couples. Hamabe Tea House is proud with their home-roasted coffee. It is indeed rejuvenating while enjoying the ocean view with a cup of nice home-brew coffee.
One tip from the expert, try to go early if you can as the roads are quite narrow and it can be pretty busy at the parking lot.


Rejuvenating Rating No.3

Oceanview Cafe Yabusachi

Address: Hyakuna-646-1 Tamagusuku, Nanjō-shi, Okinawa-ken 901-1400
Trading House:11:00~ until sunset
Closed:Wednesday (open on public holidays)

Third cafe is located in Hyakuna Beach on top of a hill overlooking the white sand beach.
In the cafe, there is a huge glass window, which allows the guest to enjoy the phenomenal ocean view. It is like a paint hanging on the wall. In the cafe, not only you can enjoy nice coffee but also delicious beef steak and mouthwatering omelet rice. You will never walk out the door with a empty stomach! Furthermore, near the cafe there are also several places you can visit and get yourself recharged amongst the natural environment.


Rejuvenating Rating No.4


Address:202 Maekawa, Tamagusuku, Nanjō-shi, Okinawa-Ken 901-0616
Trading House:10:00 ~18:00
Closed:Open 7 days a week (including public holidays)

Like its name, the 4th cafe is located in the limestone cave near the Okinawa World. you will be amazed by the greatness of the nature. Several tens of thousands years ago the cafe used to be a cave filled with many limestones until they crashed and became the spacious cafe hall as you can see today. Usually you would need to join a tour to enter the Valley of Gangara, however you can enter the cafe for free. There are variety of drinks you can choose from, what’s more you can enjoy special flavored ice cream, such as Okinawa brown sugar and sweet potato!
Our friendly reminder! Make sure you bring your mosquito repellent spray to prevent mosquito bites in summer when you visit the Cave Cafe


Rejuvenating Rating No.5

Fuu cafe

Address: 557 Sesoko, Motobu-chō, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa-ken 905-0227
Trading House:11:00 – Sunset
Closed:WED, THUR

Fuu Cafe is located near Sesoko beach, which is famous for its crystal clear sea water. It is a wooden building, which gives you a peaceful and chilling atmosphere. Inside the cafe, there is an outdoor garden where you can enjoy your tea under parasol. All meals are made with organic ingredients with no or reduced amount of pesticides.
Please don’t forget to pay this cafe a visit on your way to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium from Nago, it is only 5 minutes away from the Sesoko bridge!



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