FAQ

Stay

Q. Are there any open hotel rooms, and if so how much do they cost?

We do not handle hotel reservations, so please contact each hotel yourself to determine avilability and rates.

Tourist facilities

Q. Where am I allowed to BBQ?

BBQing is permitted at Naminoue Beach.

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Life

Q. What kind of clothes should I bring for my trip?

Details on average monthly temperature and weather can be found on the NAHA NAVI site.

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Q. Where can overseas cards be used to withdraw cash in Naha?

Internationally issued cards can be used to withdraw cash at convenience store ATMs, or Japan post ATMs. Note that ATMs at most banks outside Kokusai street tend to be for domestic use only.

Q. Where should I go to exchange currency?

You can exchange currency at most banks, currency exchange machines, and a few exchange counters, which can also be found in shopping areas such as Kokusai Street, Omoromachi, Naha bus terminal, and other such areas. Please be advised that Japanese banks are usually only open between 09:00 and 15:00 on weekdays (currency exchange machines might be available outside these hours).

Q. How widely accepted are foreign issued credit cards?

Most small stores and restaurants do not accept credit cards of any kind. Some larger department stores accept credit cards, however most businesses in Japan deal predominantly in cash transactions.

Q. Will I be able to use large notes, such as the ¥10,000 bill?

In most cases ¥10,000 bills are acceptable. Please be aware that taxis and some small restaurants may be unable to break such a large bill however.

Miscellaneous

Q. What are the hours of operation for the Tourist Information desk?

The Tourist Information desk is open from 9:00 to 20:00, and is open year round.

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Q. Do you have any guidebooks?

Guide books, pamphlets for Naha City and Okinawa, and event fliers can be picked up at the Tourist Information desk.

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Q. What kind of events will be held during my stay?

Details pertaining to events to be held in Naha will be announced on the home page as soon as they are released. Please check the events page of the NAHA NAVI site for more information.

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