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Okinawa Attena Shop in Ginza

Experience some Okinawa while in Tokyo's Ginza

Just a few minutes from the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo is the Washita Okinawa Antenna Shop (washita means 'we' or 'our'). Even the entrance is Okinawan-themed with its red tori gate flanked by shisa lion statues. With so much Okinawa packed into one place, you'll forget you are still in Ginza. Step inside to view shelves lined with specialty products and snacks. On the first floor are fresh fruits and specialty items. There are many kinds of Okinawan sweets such as chinsuko​, as well an abundance of tea selections. If you get hungry, step up to the island-style parlor where you can feast on Okinawa soba or sata andagi, a deep fried bun similar to a doughnut.

On the basement floor are Okinawan artworks, musical instruments, and alcohol products. Of course you can find awamori, a famous and strong island liquor. Even events where you can paint shisa lions are held. The events are great fun with families.

If you want to experience some of Okinawa, outside the islands themselves, this is the spot for you.

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