Mihama American Village - Okinawa, Japan


Mihama American Village is located in Chatan Town, Main Island - Okinawa. It is an entertainment complex in American theme. The village consists of restaurants, shops, cafe, entertainment facilities. American Village is the same route as Ryukyu Mura. The tourists can visit Ryukyu Mura and American Village as one day trip.



Access

By Car: 40 minutes by car from Naha Airport

By Bus: From Naha City, take No. 20 (Nago West Line), No. 28 (Sobe, Yomitan Line), or No. 29 (Kina, Yomitan Line). From Naha Airport, take No. 120 (Nago West-Airport Line).
Please take the bus up to “Kuwae.” From the bus stop, it is a 3-minute walk to American Village.

Kuwae Bus Stop

Fare: Bus no. 120 from Asahibashi Station 730 yen.

Bus stop no. 14. Bus stops in Okinawa have different styles. This bus stop is in front of Naha Bus Terminal. Take the bus no.120. Bus timetable, please click here. Go to Ryukyu Mura, choose for Nago Bus Terminal. When you return to Naha Bus Terminal, choose for Naha Bus Terminal. Timetable of weekdays and weekends are different. On the website has bus map




In case of bus taking: Get off bus stop Kuwae. Go straight until see junction, turn right.
Ferris wheel is landmark of American Village. The admission of Ferris Wheel is 500 yen. 


Fare:

By Taxi: It takes about 45 minutes from Naha Airport, and the taxi fare is about 3,500 yen to 4,000 yen.

From Naha City (near the prefectural government), it takes about 40 minutes and costs 3,000 yen to 3,500 yen.




Okinawa Bus Pass

NAHA Bus & RYUKYU Bus KOTSU 1 Day Pass: 2,000 yen
On Sat, Sun & Holiday, you can take all bus lines operated by NAHA Bus & RYUKYU Bus KOTSU except No.111.

RYUKYU Bus KOTSU, OKINAWA Bus, TOYO Bus, NAHA Bus

Golden Week pass: 1,000 yen
Bus day pass: 2,000 yen

At Golden Week (May vacation) & at Bus Day (around 20 September), you can take the numbered bus (except 111) as you like with special pass for 2 or 3 days.

*Half fare for children (6 years old - 11 years old).

In case having OKICA (IC Card), use it touch the OKICA reader when boarding the bus and touch the OKICA reader again when get off the bus.

In case of paying by cash, take the ticket when boarding the bus. Pay the exact fare when get off the bus. There is change machine on the bus.   

Mihama American Village Map



Welcome Sign to American Village in different language.
めんそ~れ (Mensore) means welcome in Okinawan.

Shops and Restaurants Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 



I arrived Mihama Amercan Village at 2 p.m. so I went to Aeon Mall for having lunch.
You can see the location as the above map. There is big parking lot in front of Aeon Mall. If you buy goods in Aeon Supermarket, the mall charges plastic bag for 3 yen each. You can bring your own bag. There are a lot of Okinawan souvenirs. Food court is on top floor but I cannot remember which floor. It is small food court comparing with other food court of Aeon. 

Aeon Mall Opening Hours: 

Aeon's own retail stores 10:00 - 24:00 
(Food department 7:00 - 24:00)
Specialty Stores 10:00 -24:00 

Business hours are different for every floor and shop



After finished lunch, I went back to Carnival Park Mihama where is near Ferris wheel. There are many small shops. The shops sells cosmetics, clothes, cafe, souvenirs and etc.



100 Yen Shop , Daikoku Drug is near Ferris Wheel as below photo. Daikoku Drug is tax free shop and has many branches in Japan. The shop also sells many 100 yens goods. The visitors can purchase tax free goods if items cost 5,000 yen or more (exclude tax) and show the passport. 



Next to Carnival Park Mihama is Depot A, B, C. The buildings are colorful. Mostly in this area there are restaurants and shops sells clothes and souvenirs. 



Depot Island is not far from American Depot A / B / C. I just took few photo in front of Depot.
On the right side near clock tower has Blue Seal Ice Cream Shop.  



I spent time here around 2 hours here. Don't forget to check bus timetable because there are only 1-2 bus per hour. When I went back from Chatan (American Village) to Naha, I got off at Makishi Station in stead of Asahibashi Station. Of course, bus fare is cheaper than get off at Asahibashi Bus Stop. Makishi is one of Kokusai Shopping Street.  



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