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Enjoy Okinawa without a car! 8 Recommended Yui Rail Stations

Enjoy Okinawa without a car! 8 Recommended Yui Rail Stations


The "Yui Rail ", which runs from Naha Airport to Urasoe City, is a comfortable way to get around compared to Okinawa's congested roads.
This article introduces recommended Yui Rail stations where you can enjoy Okinawa without a car.
Let's enjoy sightseeing, shopping, and dining around the station.

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Anri Station

"Asato Station "is 20 minutes from Naha Airport.
Right after getting off the station, there is a local Okinawan supermarket, "Riubou ".
Unique to Okinawa, "German Cake "and "Pork and Egg Onigiri "are available.
It is also recommended to buy local products such as taco rice ingredients and sea grapes as souvenirs.

A short walk from the station is the old-fashioned market atmosphere of "Eicho Market ".
Sakae-machi Market is an ordinary market where vegetables and meat are lined up during the day, but at night it is a popular spot where many izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) are open.
Izakayas specializing in shellfish, izakayas famous for their delicious gyoza (dumplings), and izakayas serving delicious Okinawa soba, as well as other unique restaurants are open for business, so whether you like to drink or not, come and visit.

An 8-minute walk from Asato Station is "Tsuboya Yachimun Street ".
Yachimun" refers to the traditional Okinawan craft of pottery, and the Yachimun Street is lined with pottery stores and select stores run by kilns.
There are many wonderful pottery pieces that value old traditions and add originality, making them perfect souvenirs for yourself.

There are also stylish cafes along Tsuboya Yachimun Street, where you can take a break and enjoy a light meal if you are tired from your stroll.
There are attractive spots near the station, so those who use the Yui Rail for sightseeing are encouraged to get off at the Asato Station.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Asato station
Address: 389-7 Aza-Asato, Naha City, Okinawa 902-0067, Japan
Phone number: 098-865-5510
Travel time from Naha Airport: 20 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 300 yen

Asahibashi Station

"Asahibashi Station "is a convenient spot with hotels and bus terminals nearby.
The "Naha Bus Terminal ", directly connected to the station, was renovated in 2018 to make it easier to board local buses to and from various locations in Okinawa.
There are several stops in the bus terminal, and monitors display information on arrivals and departures.
From the terminal, you can take buses to Okinawa City, Ginowan City, and other parts of Okinawa, making it a great base for sightseeing.

The commercial facility directly connected to the station, "Naha Opa ", offers shopping, dining, and games.
There are several hotels in front of the station and an abundance of restaurants, pubs, and convenience stores.

The circular remains are located near Asahibashi Station.
Okinawa does not have an image of a railroad, but before World War II, a prefectural light railway ran in the area.
The turntable from those days was discovered during redevelopment work and is now open to the public.

Asahibashi Station is recommended to be used as a base for sightseeing.
Okinawa can be reached by bus to various sightseeing spots, so use the bus terminal to enjoy sightseeing in comfort.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Asahibashi station
Address: 1-105 Izumisaki, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0021, Japan
Phone number: 098-865-5506
Travel time from Naha Airport: 12 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 270 yen

Makishi Station

"Makishi Station "is located north of the classic tourist area "Kokusai-dori ".
It is recommended to get off according to your destination, as it is only a 5-10 minute walk to some of the most popular spots on Kokusai Dori.
There are hotels and convenience stores in front of the station, making it very convenient, and many people use it as a base for sightseeing.

Located a minute walk from Makishi Station, "Scion Square "is a complex of commercial facilities, a hotel, and a library.
The community center has a planetarium, which can be enjoyed by visitors with children.
The large tsuboya-yaki shisa in front of Saion Square is a popular photo spot.

A 10-minute walk from the station is the Naha City Traditional Crafts Museum "where you can buy and learn about traditional Okinawan crafts. "
There is a hands-on workshop where you can experience your favorite traditional crafts such as Ryukyu glass blowing, Ryukyu bottle molding, Shuri weaving, Shisa making, and Ryukyu lacquer.
It is a great way to make memories, so please join us.

Around the center of Kokusai Dori is the "Heiwa Dori Shopping Street ".
Souvenir stores and sata andagi stores line the retro-inspired arcade.
You can enjoy just strolling around, so if you come to Kokusai-dori, please visit us.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Makishi station
Address: 3-272 Makishi, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0013, Japan
Phone number: 098-865-5509
Travel time from Naha Airport: 19 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 300 yen

Kencho-mae Station

"Kencho-mae Station "is located at the southern entrance of Kokusai-dori.
After exiting the station, you will find the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office and Naha City Hall.
Directly connected to the station, "department store Riubo "offers fashion, cosmetics, gourmet food, and more.
The café is located inside the department store, making it the perfect place to stop by for a quick break during your sightseeing tour.

A 15-minute walk from the station is "Nami no Ue Beach ".
It is the only beach in Naha City, and although small in size, the sea is clear and clean, and anyone can enjoy it.
Right next to the beach on top of the wave, there is "Nami-no-ue Shrine "which is said to be beneficial for matchmaking, and it is recommended to visit there together.

Easy access to popular spots on Kokusai-dori "Daiichi Makishi Public Market "
Visitors can enjoy just looking at the colorful fish, rare seafood, local vegetables, and fruits that are unique to Okinawa.
Fish bought at the fresh fish store can be prepared at the store on the second floor, so you can taste the seafood you are interested in.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Kencho-mae station
Address: 1-103 Kumoji, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0015, Japan
Phone number: 098-865-5507
Travel time from Naha Airport: 13 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 270 yen

Omoromachi Station

"Omoromachi Station "is located in the center of the new city center, in an area where various public and commercial facilities are concentrated.
Right in front of the station is a large duty free store called "T Galleria Okinawa "where you can find brand name stores from all over the world.
Purchased items are picked up at the pickup counter after passing through security check before boarding the plane.
Information on onward flights is required at the time of purchase, so be prepared.

A short walk from the station is "Naha Main Place ".
It is a popular local spot for fashion, dining, and movies.
There is also a supermarket, where you can buy unique Okinawan products as souvenirs.

It is "Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum "across from Naha Main Place.
Inside the modern building, built in the motif of an Okinawan gusuku, there is a café and gift store.
Various events and exhibitions are being held and are noteworthy.

The area around Omoromachi Station offers everything from casual to luxurious hotels, and with an abundance of restaurants and convenience stores, it is the perfect base for sightseeing.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Omoromachi station
Address: 4-1 Omoromachi, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0006, Japan
Phone number: 098-865-5511
Travel time from Naha Airport: 21 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 300 yen

Shuri Station

"Shuri Station "is located in Shuri, where you can enjoy an atmospheric townscape with numerous historical sites.
A 20-minute walk from Shuri Station will take you to "Shuri Castle Shureimon ".
On the way to Shurijo Castle, red tiles are used on most of the buildings, giving the area a unique charm that only a castle town of the Ryukyu Dynasty could have.
Shuri Kinjo-machi is cobblestone paved, which adds to the atmosphere.

Shurijo Castle is a World Heritage Site and one of Okinawa's most popular tourist attractions.
The main and south halls cannot be visited due to a fire that occurred in 2019, but are scheduled to be completed and open to the public in 2026.
The "Shureimon "and "Sonohiyanutakishimon ", which are printed on the 2,000 yen bill, are open to the public, so go see them.

In Shuri, there are cafes where you can enjoy traditional Okinawan "Bukubuku tea ", spots where you can enjoy Ryukyu sweets, and popular Okinawa soba noodle restaurants, which we recommend you stop by before or after your visit to Shuri Castle.
Shuri Station offers plenty of historical streetscapes, gourmet food, and more.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Shuri station
Address: 3 Shuri Teirara-cho, Naha City, Okinawa 903-0806, Japan
Phone number: 098-886-9915
Travel time from Naha Airport: 28 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 340 yen

Miebashi Station

"Miebashi Station "is located along Kumoji River.
A 10-minute walk from the station is "Tomarin "where ferries to the outlying islands arrive and depart.
For those who are going to the outlying islands by sea, it is recommended to get off at Miebashi Station and head for Tomarin.
Tomarin sells boxed lunches and sataa andaghi in the morning, perfect for eating on the ship.

Kokusai-dori can also be reached from Miebashi Station.
Get off at the station and walk along the Kumoji River to reach Kencho-mae Station, from where you can access Kokusai-dori.
Along the way, there are traditional sanshin stores and restaurants to enjoy a stroll.

There are hotels and convenience stores near the station for your convenience.
If you are thinking of taking a ferry to visit remote islands, please use it as a base.

"Spot Information "
Station name: Miebashi station
Address: 1-965 Makishi, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0013, Japan
Phone number: 098-865-5508
Travel time from Naha Airport: 16 minutes
Fare from Naha Airport: 300 yen


Okinawa has an image of being difficult to get around without a car, but you can use the Yui Rail to get to various sightseeing and shopping spots.
There are many hotels and restaurants around the Yui Rail area.
Please take advantage of the Yui Rail to enjoy sightseeing in Okinawa.

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