After finishing those dreadful seemingly impossible deadlines, don’t you think it’s time for a relaxing escape? Hanasaki Marche offers exactly that when you just need to get away from all that daily toxicity. (I’m talking about you, Boss!) Located in Nago, this northern oasis offers the perfect balance of seclusion and chic facilities that will just enliven the senses.

Shopping with a sea breeze

With the general theme of ocean-side marketplace, Hanasaki Marche is a cluster of restaurants and cafes located all alongside the Okinawa botanical gardens with a spectacular view of the ocean. At first glance, you would assume that it is just a simple roadside souvenir shop, but after a closer look, you can see that it is more like a modern relaxation rejuvenation hub. Additionally, being so close to the water, there are plentiful water activities that can be enjoyed as well. Pretty much everything you can think of from parasailing to stand-up paddle board, you name it – they got it. By chance that the ocean isn’t quite your scene and would prefer greener pastures, let’s not forget that this is Nago. All you have to do is look behind you towards all that mountainous terrain! The Hanasaki Marche has the Ala Mahaina hotel which offers mountain hikes, scenic night walks, and even an ATV tour. What more could you possibly need? Personally I would recommend booking a night over at the hotel to really maximize your time. There is just too much to offer to only spend a day trip. One thing to note though is make sure you bring enough funds to enjoy. Obviously the activities aren’t free. But don't worry – the experience will be well worth it.

Night display is pretty good too

To get to Hanasaki Marche, head north as if you were going to the Okinawa Expo Aquarium and Botanical Gardens. When you are about 500 meters from the main entrance of the botanical gardens parking lot, you will see Hanasaki Marche on your right. Trust me you can’t miss it.

Business Name: Hanasaki Marche

Google Map Location Link: https://g.page/okinawa-hanasakimarche?share

Tel#: Each shop has its own

Website: https://hanasaki-marche.com/

Opening Hours: 9:30am-9:00pm (everyday) (each stall might be different)