Naha is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Located in the south, it is said to be originally named Naba, which was after the name of a large, mushroom-shaped stone in the city. It is a prosperous and bustling city, always favored by millions of tourists every year.

Naha is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Naha is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Naha, a bustling city in the south of Okinawa, is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Naha, a bustling city in the south of Okinawa, is the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Some architectural displays in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Some architectural displays in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.

 

The very famous “miraculous one mile” in Naha City is Kokusaidori which translates to “International Road” and commonly called as Kokusai Street, boasts eating and drinking establishments to cater to your palate needs.

At certain times of the day, Kokusaidori or Kokusai Street in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan becomes one way and one gets to stand right in the middle.
At certain times of the day, Kokusaidori or Kokusai Street in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan becomes one way and one gets to stand right in the middle.
Kokusai Street in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan boasts eating and drinking establishments to cater to your palate needs.
Kokusai Street in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan boasts eating and drinking establishments to cater to your palate needs.
Grape Seaweed called Umi-budo in Japanese is famous in Okinawa and is now my hubby and I's favorite.
Grape Seaweed called Umi-budo in Japanese is famous in Okinawa and is now my hubby and I’s favorite.
Cultured grape seaweed or Umi-budo in one of the shops in Kokusaidori.
Cultured grape seaweed or Umi-budo in one of the shops in Kokusaidori.
Rice wines with animals believed to be medicinal are sold at Kokusai Street, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Rice wines with animals believed to be medicinal are sold at Kokusai Street, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
One of the restaurants in Kokusaidori, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan with a charm.
One of the restaurants in Kokusaidori, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan with a charm.
One of the restaurants in Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
One of the restaurants in Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Kokusai Street is also well known as an entertainment and shopping center.  With quite a number of souvenir shops to choose from, just being there is an adventure to remember for a lifetime.

One of the souvenir shops in Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
One of the souvenir shops in Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Giant Gundam displayed at Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Giant Gundam displayed at Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Having fun at one of the souvenir shops in Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Having fun at one of the souvenir shops in Kokusaidori (Kokusai Street) in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Kissing a life-size anime at one of the souvenir shops in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.
Kissing a life-size anime at one of the souvenir shops in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Check on Google Street View below for an additional information and perspective on Naha City and Kokusaidori:

 

 

 

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