Naha City is located in the west coast of the southern area of the mainland Okinawa which is the largest island in Okinawa Prefecture. It is ”the Gateway of Okinawa” since it has Naha Airport as an air route and Naha Port, Naha New Port, and Tomari Port as a sea route.
For Shopping lovers, Kokusai Street near the Okinawa Prefectural Government Building is the main street in Naha City. There are many souvenir shops and restaurants, etc. located here. Naha City is also home to DFS Galleria Okinawa, which is the only place in Japan to enjoy domestic duty-free savings on the world’s leading luxury brands, while Tomigusuku City, adjacent to Naha City, is home to the “Ashibinaa” outlet mall. You can purchase famous domestic and overseas brand items at affordable prices here.
In addition, in Shuri district, which previously flourished as the capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom, many historic sites such as Shurijo Castle Park (which was partially restored in 1992) are scattered about this area. The magnificent decorations known as Shureimon and Seiden of Shurijo Castle prove the castle is deserving of its designation as a World Heritage Site. Whether you travel by foot, monorail or rental car, Mercure Naha is at the heart of it!