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Market love | Makishi market in Naha, Okinawa

17/04/2017
The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide
Sometimes articles go missing in my super long list of post drafts. Likewise, two looks from Okinawa still need to be published. But first here comes my visit of a market in Naha.

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.

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide      The golden bun - naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide      The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

small alleys with typical Japanese cafés. A couple of people came here to have breakfast!

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

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!

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

screening the matcha powder and he mixed it afterwards (works also really great with the Aeroccino from Nespresso)

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide      The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide      The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

The golden bun - naha market naha, okinawa market, makishi market, naha city okinawa - okinawa fish market guide

Naha market Makishi market

2-10-1 Matsuo, Naha 900-0014, Okinawa Prefecture

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photos – © Vicky Klieber

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1 Comment

  • Reply Mica Tuesday April 18th, 2017 at 02:55 PM

    These are great photos! It’s so different from any of the markets I’ve been to here! :)

    Hope you are having a great week and had a nice Easter.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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