Singing and dancing have always been part of Okinawan lifestyle, from ancient folk tunes to jazz and American oldies introduced during the US military occupation after WW2.
START : Yui Rail Makishi Station
8 minutes walk (600m)
Local cuisine and traditional tunes
One one the first folk song bar on Kokusai Street. Here you can try all the staples of Okinawan cuisine - and even a few rarities - while listening to popular folk tunes. At the end of each set, the audience is taught a simple kachāshī dance, for the enjoyment of young and old alike. The welcoming atmosphere of the place will make you feel like you are part of the family.
13 minutes walk (950m)
A nightclub dedicated to oldies
At this retro and stylish nightclub, the house band in pompadours and ponytails plays American classics that haven't aged a bit. Come and twist like you don't care!
6 minutes walk (450m)
Guwa Jazz Club
2 sets a night
Why not end your night on a "blue note"? Guwa is a rendezvous point for jazz afficianados, and fans of the club's founder and acclaimed pianist, the late Yara Fumio. Come enjoy a live set and lose yourself in the jazz.
- Jizake Yokocho
- Guwa Jazz Club