Begins in 2018! The most convenient way to get to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Motobu.

[Things to see in the northern area and the west coast with Okinawa Airport Shuttle—a new airport express bus]

Going to Nago by Okinawa Airport Shuttle! Let’s enjoy “Nago”, the base location for northern area sightseeing. Michi-no-Eki Kyoda is a storehouse of delicious foods!

Nago is a base location if you are travelling to northern area of Okinawa. It takes 2 hours from Naha Airport to Nago City Hall by Okinawa Airport Shuttle. You will need to change to a local bus if you are heading to Kouri Island, Kunigami Village, Higashi Village, and Ogimi Village direction.

Without a doubt, there are lots to see here at Nago too!

Michi-no Eki Kyoda is one of the popular spots, which takes about 15 minutes on a local bus from the central area of Nago.

It is on the national highway, facing the sea. They sell discount tickets for Churaumi Aquarium and others, so don’t forget to check!

There are delicious foods everywhere you see!

Hamburgers, various onigiri (rice balls), pork egg onigiri, Agu pork croquettes and minced meat stick, and tacos bowl are lined up, which makes to wonder what to choose.

A typical Okinawa dessert called Sata andagi (similar to doughnuts) is also sold after freshly fried. Sata andagi is crispy on the outside, slightly moist and hot on the inside. There are many flavors and the one called “Mitsuya Golden Ball” contains tapioca which has an interesting chewy texture.

To add on, they sell many more sweets inside the store. The most popular dessert is Choco-mochi! It uses tapioca for an ingredient so it is a chewy snack and is only sold at Michi-no-Eki Kyoda!! Apart from Thursdays, you can watch the manufacturing process from inside of the factory.

Brown sugar that it is sold only at Michi-no-Eki Kyodo. Uses brown sugar made in Nakijin area, and it is made with traditional method of carefully boiling down via direct heat. It has rich and deep taste to it and might become addictive.

Other than that, there are Okinawa’s unique food and seasonings too!!

Island banana is one of the things you should taste in Okinawa!

If you are a drinker, there is a corner where you cannot miss out!

In addition, you can eat typical Okinawa food such as Okinawa soba, taco rice and teppanyaki steak at Eat in section.

I had taco rice and it was very delicious!!

After I satisfied my stock, I bought some souvenirs and decided to head back. I waited for my bus while I watched many people arriving to Michi-no-Eki Kyoda.

When I turned my head around I saw the ocean and across the ocean you will see the city of Nago.

There are many more exciting things of Nago to come!

Information

◇Access to Michi-no-Eki Kyoda
Take Okinawa Airport Shuttle from Naha to “Nago Shiyakusho Mae” bus stop (Nago City Hall).
From the Nago city (“Hokubu Godo Chosha Mae” bus stop is the nearest from Nago City Hall) get on the No. 120 Nago west Airport Line to “Michi-no-Eki Kyodo”.
There aren’t many buses running so it is recommended to check the return bus time!

■Okinawa Airport Shuttle
An express route bus that connects Naha Airport and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in 2.5 hours.
Going from Naha Airport to Nago Shiyakusho Mae (Nago City Hall) takes about 1.5 hours. Reservations can be made from the website (Available in multiple languages).
https://www.okinawa-shuttle.co.jp/en/

■Busnavi Okinawa
Go to their website or use their App to check routes, timetables, and location of bus stops for local bus services. Available in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), and Korean.
https://www.busnavi-okinawa.com/top/

The content of the article is current as of late September 2018. It is subject to change without notice.