Yomitan Report

Restaurants

Report #55 (26 May. 2017)

Confectionery KIKI

The shop is widely known as the birthplace of “BENI IMO Tart (Deep red sweet potato tart)”, which used to be called “Patisserie Porsche”, and is now renewed.

The origin of the famous “Okashi Goten (former name: Patisserie Porsche)”, founded in 1979, is here. “Okashi Goten”, meaning sweets palace, actively develops confectionery stores and restaurants, and gains high reputation for delicious Okinawan souvenir and interactive facilities.

We are proud of our numerous confectionery making use of the ingredients with uncompromised and certain quality, that inherit traditional beliefs!

BENI IMO Tart, now it’s a must-have souvenir of Okinawa, all started from here.
Please come and visit us, and try our exclusive “Original BENI IMO Tart”, which does not use any preservatives or coloring :)

**Updates**
Two items of “Okashi Goten” are ranked in the top 10 of best sales in “27th National Confectionary Exposition in Mie” among 1800 items from all over the country sold for 24 days!!
It is a brilliant achievement of both two items getting high in rankings while famous confectionery nationwide is lined up.
2nd Place: Imo Imo Tart (Mixed Potato Tart)
7th Place: BENI IMO Tart (Deep red sweet potato tart)

New items are expected soon♥ Please do try and taste them♥

Confectionery KIKI
Address : 459-7, Aza-Oki, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL :+81-98-956-3335
Parking : [free] available for 300 cars
Opening Hours:9:00 – 21:00
Open all year round

URL:http://www.okashigoten.co.jp/kiki/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ppookiten/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/beniimotart.okashigoten/

Hotel

Report #54 (18 May. 2017)

ROYAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT

Royal Hotel & Restaurant is located in front of the US Army facility Torii Station.
Extended stays are welcome! The hotel offers both resort business rooms and condominium rooms to meet its customers’ needs.

At the restaurant, great variety of dishes will be served by the master chef and chefs with specialty such as Japanese, European and Chinese cuisine respectively in lunch buffet, dinner and party.

Moreover, the hotel prepares a private room that can be used for various purposes, including company or organization’s conference and workshop. Highly recommended hotel and restaurant 😉

ROYAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT
Address : 1315, Aza-Sobe, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL : [Hotel] +81-98-956-2743 [Restaurant] +81-98-956-3321
Parking : free
URL:http://www.royalmhr.jp/
Facebook:http://bit.ly/2rsUHMB

Sightseeing

Report #53 (11 May. 2017)

Here comes the “Ryukyu Ninja Show” in Yomitan village!

Based on the historical facts of Okinawa, “Ryukyu Ninja Show” offers an acrobatic and powerful performance, taking in the aspects of traditional culture such as karate and classical martial arts!
Little Ninja Experience Dojo is being held every Sunday!
The host organization of this show have become an official member of the Japan Ninja Council, which is the one and only official Ninja organization in the world. (February 1, 2017)

Venue Information
From Naha airport: About 1 hour by Okinawa Expressway (50km)!
Located in the Cape Zanpa’s refreshment square, called Ikoi-no-hiroba, the area around is full of sightseeing places such as a beach with cobalt blue sea, resort hotel, and golf course.

Reservation and Inquiries
LEQUIOS THEATER in Zanpa
TEL +81-(0)98-958-6852
Reception hours: 12:00-20:00
(9:00 – 17:00 for day offs, from Monday to Thursday)
URL:https://www.ashibi-ent.com/lequios-theater/

Restaurants

Report #52 (9 May. 2017)

Ryukyu Samurai Residence

“Ryukyu Samurai Residence Jana-Tei”, have a relaxing moment with an atmosphere of Okinawa’s good old days.

Introducing “Jana-Tei” inside the theme park Murasaki Mura.
Murasaki Mura has more than a hundred programs that visitors can try out such as Okinawan craft, music, marine sports and so on.
“Jana Tei”, located in the corner of the park, offers you a healing space where the winds of the traditional Ryukyu kingdom flow.

“Jana Tei” uses special dashi, a Japanese stock or broth, without MSG or any other artificial flavors. Plenty of natural ingredients are used to bring out the flavor, all reliable and safe, making the most of the taste for noodles.
There are also Okinawa soba noodles, as well as traditional healthy local dish called goat soup, also known as yagi-jiru!
Hope you try and taste them!

*The name “Jana-Tei” comes from the great chief Jana, a politician in former Ryukyu kingdom. Jana-Tei is built as a reproduction of chief Jana’s residence.

Ryukyu Samurai Residence
Address : 1020-1, Aza-Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL :+81-98-958-1111
Parking : [free] available for 300 cars
Opening Hours:
Soba Restaurant Jana-Tei 11: 00 – 18: 30 (L.O)
Ryukyu Samural Residence Jana-Tei 18: 30 – 21: 00
Entertainment show / around 19:10 about 30 minutes
*Show will be performed every Friday and Saturday

URL: http://murasakimura.com/?page_id=6720
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/murasakimura.okinawa/?fref=ts

Sightseeing

Report #51 (28 Apr. 2017)

Cape Zampa! A stunning tourist site in Yomitan Village!

Surrounded by a pristine coastline, the cape has cliff with two kilometers stretch, at about 30 meters high.
Visitors can enjoy the view of Kerama islands on the south across the ocean on sunny days. Moreover, do not miss the gorgeous sunset, known as the last place the sun sets in Okinawa’s main island.
Experience the best romantic sunset 😉
There are also Cape Zampa park around the cape, and also the lighthouse, observation deck, refreshment square, BBQ, beach, hotel, golf course, and many other facilities, where visitors can have so much fun!
This is the perfect place for kids, parents, adults, and everyone!!

Cape Zampa park
Address : 1861, Aza-Uza, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL :+81-98-958-0038
Parking : free
URL: http://www.vill.yomitan.okinawa.jp/facilities/post-23.html

Sightseeing

Report #50 (19 Apr. 2017)

“Yomitan local marine product complex” Opens

Toya fishery port, in Yomitan Village.
Aging fish auction market and fresh fish shop in the port are now turned into a brand-new complex with the market, shop, and cafeteria! And it’s the first type of complex in Okinawa 😉
Inauguration ceremony was held in April 11, and the complex is finally having its grand opening in April 29 and 30!

You can visit the fish auction on weekday morning, and also purchase the freshly caught fishes and dishes there.
There is also a spacious terrace seat on the second floor, where you can enjoy the meal of Uminchu* cafeteria and a panoramic view of the ocean!
Come and visit the totally new Toya fishery port!
*Uminchu means “People of the sea”, or “fisherman” in Okinawan language.

“Yomitan local marine product complex”
Address : 33, Aza-Toya, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL :+81-98-957-0225
Opening Hours: 10:00-16:00
URL: http://yomigyo.shimatabi.jp/shokudo.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yomitangyokyou/

Restaurants

Report #49 (13 Apr. 2017)

[Imaiyu cuisine “Hariyun”]

The owner bid on fresh fish landing at the local “Toya fishery port” himself!

“Imaiyu” means fresh fish in Okinawan language. Enjoy imaiyu cuisine based on fresh fish and traditional Japanese washoku.

We also do have a great selection of Japanese sake.
You and your family, and your group are always welcome for lunch and dinner.

Wishing everyone’s lighthearted with sunny face.
The sun also will come out tomorrow! (Hariyundo!)

Imaiyu cuisine “Hariyun”
Address : 467-3, Aza-Oki, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL :+81-98-989-5062
Parking lot: [free] available for about 8 cars
*There is other parking lot at the back of the restaurant
Opening Hours: 11:00-24:00 (23:00 L.O)
Open all year round
URL: http://hariyun.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hariyun.co.jp/

Shopping

Report #48 (6 Apr. 2017)

Yomitan Village Resort Weddings

15,399 couples had “Resort weddings” in Okinawa in 2016, and the number reached a record high for five years in a row.

Beautiful locations near beaches are available, and also chapels that provide an intimate atmosphere for couples.

Moreover, Yomitan village carries out “Legal Weddings” which offer couples a marriage based on local laws, for those from overseas.
The number of the weddings has increased year by year, and 141 couples did legal weddings last year, the largest number in Okinawa prefecture!

“Resort Wedding” comes with a trip, which makes special and amazing memory for couples as well as families and guests.

~Yomitan Village Resort Weddings~

♥Aquagrace Chapel
http://www.okinawa-watabewedding.co.jp/chapel/aquagrace/

♥Lazor Garden Alivila
http://www.resortwedding.net/okinawa/lazor/

♥Alivila Groly Chapel
http://www.resortwedding.net/okinawa/alivila/

Restaurants

Report #47 (29 Mar. 2017)

[Café Plumeria]

Café Plumeria is the Café & Bar opened in the summer of 2014 and cheerful resort music is played there.
You will be welcomed by tropical plants and everything including interior, BGM, images, and staff costumes is just the tropical resort.
Tropical cocktail, Hawaiian beer and extremely spicy buffalo chicken wings are especially recommended!
Terrace and outdoor seats are also available♪

Café Plumeria
Address: 2260-2, Aza-Sobe, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL:+81-98-923-5963
Opening Hours:
Friday: 19:00-24:00
Saturday: 19:00-24:00
*Note that they have extra holidays
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Cafeplumeria

Events

Report #46 (23 Mar. 2017)

“Zampa beach” opens in April 1, 2017!

[OKINAWA ZAMPAMISAKI ROYAL HOTEL]
A resort hotel at Yomitan Village
The big bath is available only for the guests. Everyone can feel relaxed and enjoy their stay.

-NEWS FLASH from the hotel-
“Zampa beach” opens in April 1, 2017!
The summer will begin in Okinawa.
Beautiful beach will be right in front of you! Enjoy marine sports!
Zampa beach welcomes you, whether you’re staying the hotel or not.

April 4 is a “Special Thanks Day”, almost all* of our marine activities will be 50% off!
Don’t miss this chance to experience the excitement of marine sports!
*Except for trial diving

Okinawa Zampamisaki Royal Hotel
Address: 1575, Uza, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
TEL:+81-98-958-5000
URL: http://www.daiwaresort.jp/okinawa/

Events

Report #45 (13 Mar. 2017)

Enjoy Hotel Nikko Alivila with five senses

Hotel Nikko Alivila in Yomitan Village was selected as the No. 1 hotel for families in Japan in TripAdvisor’s “Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards 2016 contest for the third consecutive years.

Hotel Nikko Alivila was also selected as the No.1 hotel in Japan in Nippon Travel Agency’s “scale-specific comprehensive ranking” in 2016, which is the award for the facilities that got excellent rating from customers.

We have just got “2017 Golden Week Event Information” from Hotel Nikko Alivila♪
✿Patio Festival✿
Hotel Nikko Alivila’s Patio will be decorated with tropical colorful flower topiary.
You can enjoy the luxurious time in the Spanish colonial space such as white walls, terra-cotta tile, fountain, female god statue, and lounge terrace surrounded by beautiful flowers.
Staying at this resort is also recommended if you are planning a trip in Okinawa! You can still enjoy Patio Festival even if you are not staying at this resort, so please go and visit this resort.
http://www.alivila.co.jp/patio_festival/

Hotel Nikko Alivila
Address: 600, Gima, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan
About 60min from Naha airport by car
TEL:+81-98-982-9111
URL: http://www.alivila.co.jp/

Shopping

Report #44 (7 Mar. 2017)

Yomitan Village Regional Promotion Center

The center accommodates every important economic organization in the village, in a great location nearby the Yomitan village office, local junior high school, sport facility, and last but not least, spacious blue sky and spreading farmland. Turn off the national route 58 on Chuo Zampa Sen (Chuo Zampa route), and at about 300 meters ride, the center can be found.

You can use its conference room and community “Fureai” hall center for events and other occasions. Not only walk-and-eat shops, you can also enjoy local specialties and agricultural production in the farmer’s market “Yunta Market” placed right next to the center.

The center is the best source of information including Yomitan tourism, and the best meeting place. Please do drop by!

Yomitan Village Regional Promotion Center
Address: 2346-11, Kina, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0302)
TEL:+81-98-958-7245
Parking available for free
Business Hours: From 9am to 6pm for weekday

Shopping

Report #43 (27 Feb. 2017)

[Government-designated traditional crafts] Yuntanza-Hanaui, Yuntanza-Minsa

Yuntanza-Hanaui is the textile which has the history of about 600 years.
The color from natural dye and delicate pattern are combined to weave up the traditional beauty.
Hanaui for everyone in the highest quality

We have a lot of products using Yuntanza-Hanaori and Minsa, such as table center, necktie, wallet, and card case.
Please come and visit “Yuntanza-Hanaui Co-operative office”.

Yuntanza-Hanaui Co-operative office
Address: 2974-2, Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
About 15min from Zanpamisaki by car
About 10min from Yamuchin-no-sato by car
TEL:+81-98-958-4674
URL: http://www.yomitanhanaori.com/
Parking available for free
Business Hours: From 9am to 5pm for weekday
From 10am to 5pm for Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Regular Holiday: The year-end and New Year holidays
Experience Plan: Available for Hanaui coaster (*Booking required 2 days in advance)

Events

Report #42 (24 Feb. 2017)

”OKINAWA SEVENS 2017”

Yomitan Village holds various sporting events enthusiastically, and also offers sites for sports camps.

In February, an international game of women’s rugby ”OKINAWA SEVENS 2017” was held in here, Okinawa for the first time.
Teams from four countries, the U.S., France, the Netherlands, and Australia, the gold medal winner of last year’s Rio Olympics, were invited to the game.

Two selected teams participated from Japan. The venue was full of excitement for two-day thrilling matches.
All the audience enjoyed a dynamic and quick flow of rugby sevens, no matter how they know the rules, and no matter where they’re from.

Meanwhile, we are grateful to hear that players and staff members from overseas had a good time in Yomitan Village, and that they loved the local atmosphere and hospitality.
Yomitan Village will continue to unite and make every effort to offer its best environment to hold the games, and accommodate visitors. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Experience

Report #41 (20 Feb. 2017)

Tsuboya Ware TOSHINGAMA kiln

Okinawan traditional craft: Tsuboya Ware TOSHINGAMA kiln
Explore the Okinawa’s largest pottery and enjoy its authentic atmosphere!

Tsuboya Ware Toshingama kiln carries on the Tsuboya Ware tradition through preserving an old-fashioned style such as producing classic glaze. However, based on this tradition, we produce new products with our policy to challenge “something always new” to create kiln’s unique akae (meaning, red painting), sometsuke painting, fish patterns, and slip trailing itchin. We produce various “yachimuns”, pottery in Okinawan, including sake jars for traditional liquor kuusu*, a guardian lion statue Shisa, and Ryukyu Namban ware (unglazed).
*Kuusu, meaning aged awamori, Okinawan indigenous liquor.

Please visit us! There are pottery trial classes you can attend. You are also very welcome to take a look at our workshop and exhibits.
Don’t hesitate to ask us if you need customized orders and big amount of orders.

Okinawan traditional craft: Tsuboya Ware TOSHINGAMA kiln
Kiln Master: Masakazu Souma
Factory Manager: Daisaku Souma
Address: 2898-4, Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
TEL:+81-98-958-2029
URL: http://tousingama.com/
Opening Hours: AM9:00 to PM6:00
Closed on Sundays

Restaurants

Report #40 (16 Feb. 2017)

Majun Rikka

A stylish hiding place for those who love to experience the delicious Ishigaki beef, benibuta pork, fresh seasonal seafood and vegetables in a remodeled old traditional Japanese house.
We have daily specials made with fresh foods.
You can also enjoy varieties of Japanese sake and drinks to match with the delicious meals made with the fresh foods from mountains and oceans, and fabulous Okinawa meals.
Majun Rikka (Let’s go together!!)

Majun Rikka
Address: 122, Aza-Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0323)
TEL:+81-98-989-8333
Opening Hours: PM5:30 to PM11:30 (L.O. PM10:45)
Closed on Mondays (We are open on Sunday!!)
Parking:Free

Restaurants

Report #39 (13 Feb. 2017)

Yomitan restaurant Yuimaru

Yuimaru is very popular among local people and tourists.
Typical Okinawan dishes such as pork ribs and boiled pig’s feet are just the taste of Mom’s cooking.
Their taste, price and size would never disappoint you.
Why not relax and charge your energy for the afternoon at the old-fashioned Okinawan restaurant?

It is located along Route 58, but you may go past the restaurant as there are no outstanding signs.
It is inside the Yomitan Village Joint Sales Center where handcrafts of Yomitan such as Yachimun potteries are sold.

Yomitan restaurant Yuimaru
Address: 2723-1, Aza-Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
TEL:+81-98-958-6719
Opening Hours: AM11:00 to PM5:00
Closed on Thursdays

Experience

Report #38 (9 Feb. 2017)

Enjoy swimming with Whale Sharks!

In Yomitan, we have some activity programs which you can see Whale Sharks very close.
You can even enjoy snorkeling and diving together with Whale Sharks!
You are sure to be impressed by their overwhelming sizes and force.

“Whale Sharks glass boat” will also give you some unique experiences different from aquarium.
Watching Whale Sharks very close is such an amazing experience!
You can also enjoy watching different kinds of fishes and observing the world under the sea, so it is recommended for everyone from small children to the elderly people. The boat is big enough for 45 passengers, so the group reservation is also welcomed.

We look forward to welcoming you here with many unique and exclusive experiences for you!

Topmarine
Address: 33, Toya, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0305)
TEL:+81-98-956-0070
URL: http://www.top-mz.com/
MAIL:info@top-mz.com

Restaurants

Report #37 (6 Feb. 2017)

original brand pork “Kuromasa”

We are the specialized restaurant offering our original brand pork “Kuromasa” based on the precious breed of rare pig “Agu” with our unique developments.

We can provide you the delicious pork meals with our passion with reasonable prices, which we, the farm direct store, are able to offer you.
You can feel our love and passion for the delicious pork meals with the fancy atmosphere in the restaurant.
Because “Kuromasa” is available at the farm direct store, you can only have “Kuromasa” at our restaurant.

Once you try the taste of Kuromasa’s sweet fat, you will be addicted to the taste for sure.
Inside the restaurant, you can feel the warmth of the wood and feel comfortable anytime.
This is the place you can have fabulous dinners with your loved ones and also have parties with your friends and families.

Butaya Kuromasa
Address: 1893, Aza-Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
TEL:+81-98-957-1129

Restaurants

Report #36 (2 Feb. 2017)

[Okashigoten Restaurant “Hanagasa”]

Hanagasa offers traditional Okinawan dishes including [Beni-imo dipping soba] and [Hanagasa soba]♪ You can enjoy their house made Okinawaa soba, Goya champloo and many other traditional local dishes in Hanagasa, which features old-fashioned Okinawa house called Uchina-ya. Please don’t forget to get some souvenirs and beni-imo tarts which are made in the Yomitan factory.

[Okashigoten Restaurant “Hanagasa”]
Address: 657-1, Aza-Uza, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0328)
TEL:+81-98-958-7333
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m.~10:00 p.m. (L.O.21:15)
URL: http://www.okashigoten.co.jp/restaurant/

Events

Report #35 (30 Jan. 2017)

“Ryukyu Lantern Festival”

In Ryukyu Lantern Festival, Murasakimura, where a typical townscape of Ryukyu Dynasty’s bright period is re-created, will be adorned with thousands of lanterns.
You will be welcomed by objects of 10-meter-high huge Ryukyuan King and Eisa dancers as well as lanterns illuminating stone pavement and red roof tiles.

MURASAKIMURA
Date: Dec 3, 2016 to Feb 26, 2017
Light-up Time: 18:00 to 22:00 (Last admission 21:30)
Admission: 600yen for Adults; 500yen for junior high and high school students; 400yen for elementary school students; Free for children under elementary school age
Address: 1020-1, Aza-Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0323)
TEL:+81-98-958-1111

MURASAKIMURA: http://www.murasakimura.com
Ryukyu Lantern Festival: http://www.lantan.ryukyu

Experience

report.34 (28 Jan. 2017)

Yomitan “Chimugukuru” Cultural Exchange Homestay Program♪

A South Korean youth group visited the village of Yomitan and experienced the cultural exchange homestay program.

The South Korean youth group was greeted and performed a welcome song and dance by the villager of Yomitan and received a warm welcome speech by the deputy village mayor of Yomitan, Mr. Tajima.

The host families were also welcomed the South Korean youth group with handwriting Korean letters as the host families was putting the effort of studying Korean language since last summer.

The South Korean youth group enjoyed their 3-day stays in the village of Yomitan.

At the farewell ceremony, everyone had tears flowing down the cheeks and the villagers of Yomitan delivered their sincere feeling to the South Korean youth group, “Come again”.

“Treasure every meeting, for it will never recur.”

*Chimugukuru means kindness and hospitality in the Okinawa dialect.

 

In this life-experience program, you will experience a real life communication with people who live in folk houses at the local village.
With the aim of promoting family-like interactions at the place where you can feel at home, this program provides you the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of Okinawa in several ways .

Yomitan-son is the place where you should drop by if you visit Okinawa!
We are looking forward to receive your inquiry.

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Yūgen-Gaisha Okinawa Sukai Kanko Sabisu (Okinawa Sky Tour Services, Ltd. )
✉ yomitan@churamura.com

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Restaurants

Report #33 (26 Jan. 2017)

“Grilled Oyster Bar” Open!

In Ganjyu Farm, we will open limited “Grilled Oyster Bar”.

Please enjoy delicious grilled oyster and wine while watching natural Toguchi ocean. You can also enjoy delicious Beni-buta!

Open Period: December to the end of March
Open Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:00 to 21:00
Price: 6 oysters ¥1,890/ 12 oysters ¥2,890/ 24 oysters ¥4,980

Ganjyu Farm
Address: Toguchi Beach, 228, Aza-Toguchi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0315)
TEL:+81-98-982-9877

Experience

Report #32 (23 Jan. 2017)

Why don’t you fly over the ocean of Okinawa with us?

You will be astonished by the vast ocean scenery!
You can even see the sea turtles or rays depending on the season.
From a height of 200m, you can you can get a full view of the sky and the ocean.

If you are afraid of thrill rides such as roller coaster, you don’t need to worry about it, since the powered paraglider flies slowly.
In addition to that, because you will fly with an experienced paragliding pilot, you can feel safe during the flight.

Since maximum three powered paragliders will fly over the ocean on the same time, you can take photos of your friends when the paragliders get near to each other.
In this program, even young children (3 year old or above) can experience the powered paragliding!
This activity will surely entertain people in every generation.
Please feel free to join us!

(Because the powered paraglider will take off and land on a sandy shore, you don’t have to worry about your clothes getting wet)

[Sky Sports Planning] Blue Sky
Address: 1943, Kuba, Nakagusuku-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 901-2401)
TEL:+81-98-942-3600
URL: http://www.bluesky-okinawa.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/paragliderokinawa/
MAIL:ok_bluesky@yahoo.co.jp

Restaurants

Report #31 (19 Jan. 2017)

The Okinawa Soba loved by local residents.

[Hanaui-Soba]
Hanaui-Soba is the long-established soba restaurant which is run by the restaurant owner who was born and raised in Yomitan, Okinawa.
This soba restaurant is very popular with not only the local residents but also sightseeing tourists from outside Okinawa.

Starting with “Hanaui-Soba,” the soba noodles with the same name as the soba restaurant, you can enjoy several special meals such as “Vegetable-Soba,” the soba noodles with full of vegetables, and “Miso-soup Meal Set,” which is a popular meal set in Okinawa, and many others.
You will surely be satisfied with these high-volume meals!
You should give it a try when you visit Yomitan!!

Hanaui-Soba
Address: 2418-1, Aza-Namihira, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0322)
About ten minutes by car from Zanpa-Misaki
About seven minutes by car from Hotel Nikko Alivila
TEL:+81-98-958-4479
Opening hours: From 11:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Shop holiday: Wednesday

Restaurants

Report #30 (16 Jan. 2017)

Collaboration of Food and Pottery

[Yachimun & Café GUNJO]
GUNJO was established near the workshop of Tsuboya-yaki (pottery) called “Toushin-Gama” and it has the features of both the gallery of Yachimun and a café.a
You can enjoy the stone oven-baked pizza (eight types of pizza or more) baked in the stone oven with the shape of Shisa’s face and weekly special dessert at GUNJO.

The meal will be placed on the handcrafted tableware made at Toushin-Gama.
You can enjoy watching the collaboration of food and pottery as well.

They have seats on the terrace where you can see the beautiful view of Okinawa. Moreover, special event stage was built at rooftop area.
The live musical event of Okinawan folk song and jazz music are scheduled to be held at such stages once in two months.
You will be surprised to see the loudspeaker made from Saka-Tsubo (beverage container for alcoholic drinks) which is distributing comfortable jazz background music in GUNJO!

Yachimun & Café GUNJO
Address: 2898-21, Aza-Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
TEL:+81-98-927-9167
URL: http://tousingama.com/gunjyocafe/
Tabelog: https://tabelog.com/okinawa/A4703/A470304/47018218/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachimun.cafe.gunjo/?ref=py_c

Restaurants

Report #29 (12 Jan. 2017)

[Zanpaen]

The restaurant “Zanpaen” is located on the second floor of Zanpa Golf Club.
Since there are several wide tables and Tatami-mat room, you can feel relaxed and enjoy your meal when you visit Zanpaen with your children.
During the lunch time (from 11:00 till 15:00) on weekdays, you can enjoy the Special Weekly Lunch Menu at 800 yen (with all-you-can-drink-coffee/tea service).
You will surely be satisfied with a sufficient amount of food at inexpensive price!

In addition to that, Zanpaen is the restaurant where you can enjoy “Pata (fried pigs’ feet).” Please have a taste of Pata when you visit Zanpaen.

Fisheries Cooperative Association of Yomitan-son
Address: Second floor of Zanpa Golf Club, 1133, Aza-Uza, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0328)
TEL:+81-98-958-4088 (to call the restaurant directly)
+81-98-958-1938 (to call representative member)
email:info@zanpa-golf.co.jp
URL: http://www.zanpa-golf.co.jp/

Restaurants

Report #28 (9 Jan. 2017)

[Uminchu Shokudo]

On the menu of Uminchu Shokudo in Toya Fishery Port, you will find several impressive dishes.

You can enjoy a sufficient volume of freshly fried tempura and dishes made from fresh marine catches at a reasonable price.

Fisheries Cooperative Association of Yomitan-son
Address: 33 Toya, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0305)
TEL:098-956-1640
email:yomitangyokyou@proof.ocn.ne.jp
Business Hours: From 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

Experience

Report #27 (5 Jan. 2017)

[Experiencing the large-scale set-net fishery]

Fishery vessel of 19 tons will depart from Toya Fishery Port for the collection of a large group of fish trapped in fishing net located about 2.5 km southwest of the port.

The size of the fishing net of Yomitan is 360 meters in length, 60 meters in width and 40 meters in height which is the largest size of fishing net in Okinawa.
You can learn about the fishing activity of Uminchu (fisherman) and structure of the fishing net at the fishing spot. You can also see the unique fish species in a tropical ocean and a large volume of fish catches. Such experiences will surely get you excited!

If you are lucky, you will be able to see the swimming marine creatures such as gigantic whale shark, manta ray and sea turtle.
On the way back to the port, you can directly touch the freshly captured fish or take memorial photographs on the fishery vessel.

Through the experience of the large-scale set-net fishery, you can see the world of marine species and fishermen which you will never be able to see in your daily lives. It is not only good for the emotional development of children, but also good for the cultivation of exciting memories for adults.

Depart from the port at 7:00 a.m.
Passage fees: ¥2,000 for adult/¥1,000 for junior high school students or younger children/¥1,500 for high school students
A person who wishes to board should complete the reservation no later than 5:00 p.m. on the previous day of the departure of a vessel.

Fisheries Cooperative Association of Yomitan-son
Address: 33 Toya, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0305)
TEL:098-956-1640
email:yomitangyokyou@proof.ocn.ne.jp

Iisoguwachi debiru!

Report #26 (3 Jan. 2017)

Iisoguwachi debiru!(Happy New Year)

After entering the new year, special celebrations and events are being held in several places of

Yomitan, and people are becoming more lively.
Yomitan is the place where everyone can enjoy their visit in various ways throughout the year.
Yomitan is the place where is preserving its historical features including natural environment, tradition and culture that have been passed down through time.
Yomitan is the place where is continuing to evolve for entertaining visitors with its new aspects.

We will continue to deliver cheer, fun and excitement from Yomitan!

Sightseeing

Report #25 (29 Dec. 2016)

Feel the history!

The place of communication that has been passed down through time from the Ryukyu Kingdom Era

Today, we are going to introduce you the “Kina-Banjo,” which is representing the traditional features of town hall in the Ryukyu Kingdom Era.
Today, “Kina-Banjo” is being used as tourist information center which is also the cultural property of Yomitan-son and famous place for having a casual communication with others for local people.

Staff members will gently inform you the interesting features of Yomitan-son.
The roadside station where there is no merchandising store will provide you the place of relief.

This facility is open every day during the year except for Year-end and New Year holidays.
Please drop by any time.

Kina-Banjo
Address: 1-2 Kina, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0323)
TEL:098-958-2944
Opening hours: From 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Scheduled holidays: from December 29 till January 3
Admission fee: Free of charge

Experience

Report #24 (26 Dec. 2016)

The largest aquaculture facility of corals

“Sango-Batake” is the largest aquaculture facility which is famous for appearing in a Japanese movie named “Tida Kankan.”

This facility has long been engaged in aquaculture of corals under the environment with stable water quality and without natural enemies, and transplants the grown corals back into the reef.

After the spawning of grown coral safely proceeded, it will accelerate the reproduction of corals and increase other marine species exist around coral reefs, and hence contribute to ocean fertilization.

“Sango-Batake” continues its activities with believing that the humans can reproduce the coral reefs which were once ruined by humans and breed new life.

In order to make the ocean of Okinawa more familiar to ordinary people, “Sango-Batake” created the artificial ocean enabling the preservation of coral reefs and other marine species under pseudo-natural conditions.

A number of aquariums that are reproducing natural environment such as coral reefs in a shallow rocky coastal area and cave-dwelling coral reefs, and aquatic touch pool that was designed for letting visitors to touch small marine species will surely entertain people of all generations.

Moreover, every visitor can indirectly contribute to the cultivation of marine species since admission fees will generate funds for the reproduction of coral reefs.

By visiting “Sango-Batake,” we can become more friendly with the ocean of Okinawa!

Sango-Batake
Address: 915, Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0323)
TEL:098-958-3940 FAX:098-958-7723
URL: http://www.sangobatake.jp
MAIL:info@gala-aoiumi.com
Access information:Takes approximately 60 minutes from Naha Airport
Opening hours:
From 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., during March through October
(Last admission is at 6:30 p.m.)
From 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., during November through February
Closed date(s): No scheduled holidays
Admission fee:Adults ¥900 Children/Students ¥600
Offering free admission for maximum five junior high school students or younger visitors per single parental guardian
* The tickets are sold at the general information bureau of “Gala Aoi Umi”
Payment method: Accept payments in cash only
Parking area (parking area of Gala Aoi Umi): Parking spaces available for 70 vehicles (with free of charge)
(Note)
Because the aquarium facilities are located outdoors, you may need to bring your own sunshade or rainwear depending on weather conditions.

Experience

Report #23 (22 Dec. 2016)

With your five senses…

With your five senses, you can enjoy the activities related to ocean and sault of Okinawa!

While surrounded by the blue sky and beautiful ocean scenery of the East China Sea, you can enjoy several activities such as private salt making using the seawater of Okinawan ocean, glass blowing and marine services.

In salt production plant, you can freely view the salt production facility using the traditional production method.
You can also enjoy shopping at the gift store which is displaying several souvenirs of Okinawa and enjoy your meal at a restaurant.
After experiencing the appealing features of the island, you can relax with salt ice.

At the aquaculture facility named “Sango-Batake” located near the sea, you can view the coral reefs living in pseudo-natural world established on the land.

By seeing the sunset and enjoying your time in island, your body and mind will be completely refreshed.

We are expecting your visit at the place where a gentle sea breeze passes through.

Gala Aoi Umi
Address: 915, Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0323)
TEL:098-958-3940 FAX:098-958-7723
URL: http://www.gala-aoiumi.com
MAIL:info@gala-aoiumi.com
Opening hours:
・Activities:10:00-18:00 (Last admission is at 5:30 p.m.)
・Shop:9:00 -20:00
・Ice-cream parlor:9:00-18:00
・Sango Batake(No scheduled holidays):
From 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., during March through October(Last admission is at 5:30 p.m.)
From 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., during November through February
・Ocean’s PIZZA: 10:30 -21:00
・Restaurant KISAMA(No scheduled holidays):
Lunch 11:30 -15:00(L.O.14:30)
Dinner 17:30 -22:00( L.O.21:00 )
Parking:70(free)
Closed date(s): Open all year round
Access information:
Takes approximately 60 minutes from Naha Airport

Experience

Report #22 (19 Dec. 2016)

Travel into Ryukyu Kingdom Era♪

Why don’t you take a memorial photo of you in traditional clothes of Ryukyu?

You can take memorial photos with your camera as much as you can while you are visiting the place of well-preserved Zakimi Castle Ruins where was registered as a part of “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” on the list of World Heritage Sites, as well as Shurijo Castle, in December 2000 with wearing traditional clothes of Ryukyu.

You can feel as if you have been transported through time into Ryukyu Kingdom Era.

Ryuso-Ichibanya
Address: 248-1, Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
Tel: +81-98-923-3763
URL : http://ryuso1ban.com/
FB : https://www.facebook.com/ryuso1ban/

Restaurants

Report #21 (16 Dec. 2016)

All You Need Is “Yakinuku”!

Today we are going to introduce “Yakiniku Goen” which is a famous yakiniku franchise chain among foreign tourists.This franchise shop is located in the site of Synergy Square (a commercial center located on the side of National Route 58) which we have continuously introduced in this report.

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You can enjoy the all-you-can-eat table service offered by Yakiniku Goen slowly and comfortably since it has no time restriction. You can order any food you want at any time by simply using the touch-panel terminal placed near the table.

You can select one of the three types of all-you-can-eat table services. Each all-you-can-eat table service is comprised of full of meat (pork, beef and chicken) service, fresh appetizers and all-you-can-drink service. You can choose the all-you-can-eat table service in accordance to your needs.

Both grill tables and Japanese-style dining tables are available.
Both single visitor and a group of visitors are welcomed.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments that you may have concerning the content of the service.

Yakiniku Goen Yomitan Store
Address: 359-1, Aza-Owan, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0313)
Tel: +81-98-921-5029
Open from:12:00 ~ 24:00
Open all year round
URL : http://goen.tokukei.co.jp/

Synergy Square
http://www.synergy-yomitan.com

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Events

Report #20 (12 Dec. 2016)

Sports camps being held in Yomitan-son

Haitai(Hello)!
My name is Momoko Touyama and I’m working as a staff member at Yomitanson Tourism Association.
Even after the winter came to Japan in December this year, the weather is still warm and comfortable in Okinawa.

Thanks to the combination of such warm environment and well-established accommodation and sports facilities, Yomintan-son is now becoming an ideal place for a sports camp.

Several sports teams, including men’s rugby sevens team and women’s rugby sevens team of Japan participated in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics and Japanese Paralympic athletes, had used the facilities of Yomitan-son. Moreover, Japan women’s national softball team, farm team of “Chunichi Dragons” (professional baseball team), J1 professional football teams “Sagantosu” and “Vissel Kobe” are scheduled to held sports camp at Yomitan-son from December of this year through February of next year.

This winter season (January to March next year) is the best time for the athletes to train themselves at sport camp. You can’t miss this opportunity to see the practice scene of professional athletes at Yomitan-son, and don’t forget to give them a cheer!

Yomitanson Tourism Association
Address: 2346-11, Aza-Kina, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0302)
TEL:098-958-6494  FAX:098-979-6558

URL:http://www.yomitan-kankou.jp/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/yomitan.kankoukyoukai/
Information on sports camps:http://www.yomitan-kankou.jp/menuIndex.jsp?id=74928&menuid=14652&funcid=28

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Events

Report #19 (9 Dec. 2016)

Night lights festival has started (at Synergy Square) in Yomitan

Let’s enjoy the nights of winter in Yomitan!

“Yomitan Yoru-Akari Project (Yomitan Light-up Project),” the promotion event to light up several parts of the village with “Ryukyu lantern” and other illumination tools at night, has started from December 3, 2016.
Until the end of February next year, the nights of Yomitan will be colored brightly and vividly.

At “Synergy Square,” which we have previously introduced as a new tourist attraction of Yomitan in this report, many “Chochin” (Japanese paper lanterns) were placed to light up the surrounding areas at night.

Synergy Square located near the entrance of Yomitan will make the deserted area of National Route 58 more energetic.
Please drop by when you visit Yomitan.

Synergy Square
Address: 356, Aza-Owan, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0313)
Stores, restaurants and other facilities established in Synergy Square:
Convenience store, mobile phone shop, cookery school, branch office of tour company, aesthetic salon, beauty parlor, Yakiniku (Japanese barbecue) restaurant, Washoku (Japanese cuisine) restaurant, Ramen restaurant, Burger shop, etc.

URL: http://www.synergy-yomitan.com
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/ug53Wpwg1rq

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Restaurants

Report #18 (5 Dec. 2016)

“Specially Selected Suppon Soup” has been newly launched!

“Specially Selected Suppon Soup” is using Suppon (soft-shelled turtle) bred under the environment utilizing special aquaculture method as its main ingredient.

It will be your special meal in this cold winter.
This soup surely makes your body warm.
Necessary factors to breed specially selected Suppon:

[Species]
Full-life cycle aquaculture of Nihon-Suppon (Japanese soft-shelled turtle) produces safe and fresh Suppon. Unlike the ones captured in natural environment, there is no worry about the cross-breeding with non-native species and food borne diseases.

[Sand]
Coral sands of Okinawa are used in aquaculture filed. It makes water clean and provides mineral ingredients to Suppon.

[Water]
Ground water with sustained water quality under controlled temperature is used in aquaculture. It maintains the environment to support breeding of healthy Suppon.

[Climate]
The climate is generally warm with long daylight hours and year-round temperatures are relatively stable in Okinawa. Such environment is well suited for aquaculture of Suppon. Thanks to the warm environment, which makes hibernation period shorter and suppress the weight loss of Suppon, we can enjoy a good fatty Suppon in every season.

Restaurant Suppon Yakata
Address: 2822-3, Aza-Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)
Tel: +81-98-989-4828
Open from:11:00 ~ 19:00
URL http://okinawa-kokuto.co.jp/html/restaurant/index.html

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Restaurants

Report #17 (1 Dec. 2016)

The popular “Hokkaido Ramen Hayatemaru” has arrived in Yomitan!

RAMEN HAYATEMARU, which is the popular ramen franchise continuing steady growth in Okinawa, has finally arrived in Yomitan!
HAYATEMARU shop is built on the site of Synergy Square, a commercial center which attracts attention during the drive on National Route 58. After its launch on April 2016, many customers, including local residents and customers from foreign countries, arrive every day.

Because the weather is getting cold in Okinawa, it is a good time to enjoy a hot ramen.
Ramen of HAYATEMARU contains a lot of fresh ingredients.
Shio (salt) Ramen, Shoyu (soy sauce) Ramen and Miso (fermented bean paste) Ramen of RAMEN HAYATEMARU are all delicious!

Hokkaido Ramen Hayatemaru Yomitan Store
Address: 359-1, Aza-Owan, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0313)
Tel: +81-98-956-1677
Open from:11:00 ~ 24:00
Open all year round

Synergy Square
http://www.synergy-yomitan.com

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Events

Report #16 (28 Nov. 2016)

“Yomitan Yachimun Market” is scheduled to be held in December this year!

My name is Tadashi Kohagura and I am the “Welcomunchu Leader” of Yomitan-son.
Although the weather is getting cold in Okinawa, we can still feel comfortable wearing a short-sleeved shirt outdoors.

In December this year, “Yachimun Market,” a famous event in Yomitan-son is scheduled to be held for three days from December 16 to December 18 at “Yachimun Village (Yachimun-no-Sato)” in Zakimi, Yomitan-son.
This event draws attention of fans of Yachimun including fans from other prefectures and foreign countries.

The word “Yachimun” means “pottery,” and “Yachimun Market” means “pottery market.”
Once you attend this event, you will soon become a fan of Yachimun.
You are very welcome to join us!

[KOHA’S COFFEE KITCHEN CAR will also attend this event!]

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Restaurants

Report #15 (24 Nov. 2016)

The one and only MOS BURGER

MOS BURGER is a popular burger franchise in Japan which is famous for its unique hamburgers; each prepared individually after receiving order to provide freshly cooked hamburger made with fresh ingredients that have been diligently selected while also paying attention to their place of origin. In this year, at Yomitan, Okinawa, totally new style MOS BURGER store has arrived.

It was established at a portion of the site of Synergy Square, a commercial center located along the National Route 58. You can find it soon while you are driving through the National Route 58.

You can feel the tropical atmosphere of southern island with orange roof, white wall and plant decor of the store. In addition to that, “Himpun,” the wall of blindfold in the front of entrance, and “Shisa,” the stone guardian of Okinawa, both of which are said to have the spiritual power against evil spirits, will welcome you.

You can feel relaxed at the inside of the store where the warm sunlight shining through the window and decorated with a number of “Yachimun” (the pottery of Okinawa) produced at Yomitan.

Would you like to enjoy a delicious hamburger at the place where you can feel the comfortable atmosphere of resort area and that of Okinawa?

MOS BURGER National Route 58 Yomitan Store
Address: 60, Aza-Owan, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0313)
Tel: +81-98-921-5858
Open from:7:00 ~ 24:00
Open all year round

Synergy Square
http://www.synergy-yomitan.com

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Restaurants

Report #14 (22 Nov. 2016)

Let’s have a Yuntaku at “Yuntaku”

The word “Yuntaku” means “chit-chat” in “Shimakutuba,” the Okinawan dialect.

Would you like to join us for a casual chit-chat?

Fresh seafood collected from the seas around Okinawa and various types of drinks are waiting for you.

There is also a variety of special services based on the scheduled dates and weekly changing menu of recommended dishes.

“Let’s have a Yuntaku with us!”
―Matsuda, the owner of Yuntaku

Izakaya “Yuntaku” (Japanese‐style bar)
– With large-scale parking lot
– Smoking is allowed in all seats (including private smoking room)
– Seats available for approximately 200 people

Address: 1841, Aza-Nagahama, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0324)
Tel.: +81-98-958-6666
Open from:
5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Closed on Tuesday

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Experience

report.13 (17 Nov. 2016)

Experiencing the lifestyle of folk house in Okinawa at Yomitan-son

In this life-experience program, you will experience a real life communication with people who live in folk houses at the local village.
With the aim of promoting family-like interactions at the place where you can feel at home, this program provides you the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of Okinawa in several ways .

Yomitan-son is the place where you should drop by if you visit Okinawa!
We are looking forward to receive your inquiry.

 

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Yūgen-Gaisha Okinawa Sukai Kanko Sabisu (Okinawa Sky Tour Services, Ltd. )
✉ yomitan@churamura.com

 

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Shopping

Report.12 (14 Nov. 2016)

Following the popular “Zanpa-Yuzu Sparkling,” “Zanpa-Aogiri Shikuwāsā” has been newly launched!

“Zanpa-Yuzu Sparkling” is the mild alcoholic beverage which is rapidly gaining popularity among the younger generation and female consumers for its modest sweetness using Yuzu produced in Japan, and it is becoming more common to see “Zanpa-Yuzu Sparkling” at several types of parties held in Okinawa.

Following the popularity of “Zanpa-Yuzu Sparkling,” “Zanpa-Aogiri Shikuwāsā,” the alcoholic beverage using early harvested citrus depressa cultivated in Okinawa, has been newly launched.

You can enjoy them on the rocks, or by mixing with aerated water. A new way to enjoy “Awamori” is beginning to emerge.

“Zanpa-Yuzu Sparkling” is the sparkling low-alcohol drink containing 3% by weight of fruit extract from Yuzu with modest sweetness which uses the Ryukyu-Awamori “Zanpa” as the basis.

“Zanpa-Aogiri Shikuwāsā” is the alcohol beverage mixed with fruit extract from citrus depressa cultivated in Yambal Okinawa containing 12% by weight of alcohol which uses the Ryukyu-Awamori “Zanpa” as the basis.

Company Name: Higa BreweryHIGASYUZOU
URL: http://www.zanpa.co.jp
Tel.: 81-120-881-300
Adress: 1061 Nagahama, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa (Postal Code: 904-0324)

Shopping

Report.11 (10 Nov. 2016)

The new “OKIHAM PORK WIENER” has been relaunched!

OKIHAM PORK WIENER has been renovated and its relaunch in Hong Kong has started from this month.

This crispy and juicy coarse ground wiener is a perfect match for hot dog, appetizer and barbecue dish, and it also can be used for several types of foods.

OKIHAM PORK WIENER is now on sale at SOGO, YATA and AEON, and gaining many positive reviews from customers.

DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY THIS FOODSTUFF!

Company Name: Okinawa Ham Sogo-Shokuhin Kabushiki-Kaisha (OKINAWA HAM Co., Ltd.)
URL: http://www.okiham.co.jp
Tel.: 81-120-881-300
Adress: 2822-3, Aza-Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0301)

Shopping

report.10 (4 Nov. 2016)

The combination of “Beni-Imo” and “Yomitan Akane-Imo,” a new “Imo-Imo Tart” is now on sale!

Okashigoten, which is famous for its popular snack tart named “Beni-Imo Tart,” has launched a new “Imo-Imo Tart” containing sweet potato paste of “Beni-Imo” produced in Okinawa and “Yomitan Akane-Imo” cultivated in Yomitan-son.

“Yomitan Akane-Imo” is a rare agricultural product which is not very widely available in the market because of its limited production.
Okashigoten has continuously conducted research to make “Yomitan Akane-Imo,” which tastes much sweeter than “Beni-Imo,” more popular for consumers.

Enjoy the taste of “Imo-Imo Tart” with bright yellow and purple coloring made without using preservatives and color additives.

Note: “Imo-Imo Tart” is only available in limited quantities at Okashigoten as of 2016.

御菓子御殿 Okashigoten

URL: http://www.okashigoten.co.jp/
Tel.: 81-120-040-892
Shop Address (Yomitan-Honten): 657-1, Aza-uza, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan (Postal Code: 904-0328)

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Events

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Yomitan night!! in Hong Kong 2

In yukimura of Hong Kong, Yomitan festival was held.
Bacon and sausage platter is crisp and juicy taste!
“Zanpa grapefruit sparkling wine” is refreshing and easy to drink taste!
Finally, dessert Beniimo tart!
Please enjoy the delicious cuisine tonight!

※This content has been translated using Google Translate and may not match the original content in its entirety.

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Events

report.08

Yomitan night!! in Hong Kong 1

Able to taste the delicious food and drink of Yomitan has been held in Sowelu of Hong Kong.
Awamori cocktails and sausages, as Beniimo tart very popular!
sannshin”Okinawan traditional three-stringed instrument” concert is a great climax ♪

※This content has been translated using Google Translate and may not match the original content in its entirety.

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Events

report.07

Professional baseball camp in Yomitan

Finally camp of professional baseball will begin.
In Yomitan, there is a camp cheer event.

Flyer, please refer to here.

Venue: yontan Forest of Peace Ballpark

※This content has been translated using Google Translate and may not match the original content in its entirety.

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Restaurants

Report #6

Eat Benibuta at Ganju Farm

Restaurant and shop specializing in direct sales of Benibuta at Toguchi Beach in Yomitan.
You can order a generous portion of bone-in roast pork using Benibuta for around 1,000 yen! The meat is tender and juicy with plenty of collagen. At the shop, you can find fresh meat that comes directly from the processing plant.
Toguchi Beach, where the restaurant is located, offers plenty of activities, making it a great place to hang out with family and friends. The best part of all is the spectacular view of the sunset. It is definitely worth checking out!
Address: 228 Toguchi, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Phone: 098-982-8877
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Sightseeing

Report #5

Heal Your Body and Soul in the Forest of Yomitan

Yomitan is geographically located at the center of Okinawa. It is a village blessed with the abundant nature of the sea and forest.
Let your body and soul indulge in nature and feel refreshed.

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Sight Seeing

Report #4

Coral Farm: the Treasure of Yomitan

At the Coral Farm in Yomitan, aquaculture of coral is under cultivation with the help of tourists and volunteers. Coral reefs protect the lives of many marine animals, and this is one way to bring back ecosystems that are driven to extinction by the hands of humans. The waters surrounding Okinawa are a vital asset to the people of Okinawa.
915 Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Phone: 098-982-9988
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Shopping

Report #3

An Elegant Specialty: Yomitan Beniimo Chips

In Yomitan, food takes on a graceful form. From the warmth of work done by hand to the ingredients packed with the energy from the farm, you can taste the love of the farmers in the natural flavor of the purple sweet potato. The sensation is elevated even more when they are fried in olive oil.

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Shopping

Report #2

Undiscovered Specialty: “Genmai Drink”

The source of healthy lives in Okinawa. I bought one for a customer from Tokyo who had caught a cold. It was a moment that made something so common feel so fresh to me. You can find them at supermarkets! Just ask for “Genmai Drink!” Only in Okinawa, though… 😉

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Shopping

Report #1

Health and beauty benefits of wheat produced in Yomitan

Even if we live busy lives, many people want to maintain their bodies beautiful and healthy.
It is recommended to habitualize a few efforts to surely maintain your beauty.
By adding pesticide-free and additive-free wheat produced in Yomitan into rice and cook mixed boiled rice is the easiest way to obtain wheat protein.

Wheat protein contains a fair amount of glutamine which is good for the recovery of muscle fatigue and muscle strengthening.
Because of that, if you lack wheat protein in your diet, you will easily get tired.

Benikakousho in Namihira, Yomitan-son, is the work place of Ms. Mitsuko Nakandakari who introduces good foodstuff of Yomitan-son such as processed food of Beni-Imo and miso paste of broad beans.

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