Our last day on Okinawa ended in the biggest city, Naha. We took a little tour through the city and visited another shrine. Afterwards they took us to Makishi market, which is a public market with lots of small shops. Also, lots of food! I just love markets. In fact, I could spend a whole day just looking at all the different kinds of food. Also, the variety of fish is so great in Japan. However, buying fish on a local market may not be the cheapest. There are sorts of crustaceans, which cost around 200€. Well, they’re quite rare, which makes them so expensive. When it comes to luxury food Japan is definitely number one.
small alleys with typical Japanese cafés. A couple of people came here to have breakfast!
Makishi market Café Parasol
Our guide knew a couple of great spots within the market, such as Café Parasol. A lovely tiny café run by nice men who was half Japanese, half American. As you may probably know Okinawa was under American occupancy and they still have military camps on the island. This is why there are a lot of people whose parents are American. I drank my first real matcha cappuccino here, which I absolutely loved. Since then I got matcha obsessed and I prepare it at home now too. The coffee tasted great here too! Make sure to stop by whenever you’re in town!
screening the matcha powder and he mixed it afterwards (works also really great with the Aeroccino from Nespresso)
Naha market Makishi market
2-10-1 Matsuo, Naha 900-0014, Okinawa Prefecture