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  • Hiroaki Kaneko
    Tokyo, Japan2,715 contributions
    1950年以降の、少し昔のどこか懐かしいアメリカの雰囲気が漂うリゾート地区です。元は在日米軍基地があった場所で、『アメリカンビレッジ』という名称であるものの身分証明等を提示することなく利用できます。
    周遊するだけなら30分程度と比較的コンパクトな敷地ですが、カフェ・レストラン・映画館・ライブハウス・リゾートホテルなど、様々なエンターテインメント施設が揃っています。それぞれの施設も個性豊かで統一性がなく、壁面もカラフルに彩られており、各施設を利用せず歩いて回るだけでも楽しめるでしょう。ところどころに休憩用ベンチもあるため、テイクアウトでドリンク等を注文して食べ歩き・飲み歩きを楽しむ観光客もいます。
    基本的に車での利用となりますが、イオンモールが併設されていることもあり、特に休日では近隣の駐車場は満車となっている可能性が高いです。加えて幹線道路が国道58号線のみであるため、慢性的に混雑し、渋滞が発生することにも注意が必要です。特に那覇空港から飛行機で出発される方は注意が必要です。

    It is a resort district with a nostalgic American atmosphere from the 1950s onward. The area used to be a U.S. military base in Japan. Although it is called "American Village," it can be used without showing identification.
    The district is relatively compact, taking about 30 minutes only to tour around, but it offers a variety of entertainment facilities, including cafes, restaurants, movie theaters, live music venues, and a resort hotel. Each facility has its own unique personality, and the walls are colorfully decorated, making it enjoyable just to walk around without using each facility. There are also benches for resting here and there, so tourists can order take-out drinks and other items to enjoy eating and drinking.
    Basically, you will need to use a car, but since the AEON Mall is attached to the district, there is a high possibility that the nearby parking lots will be full, especially on holidays. In addition, since the only major road is National Route 58, it should be noted that the area is chronically crowded and congested. Particular attention should be paid to those departing by air from Naha Airport.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • fok464628
    95 contributions
    Sunset Beach has beautiful view although while the time we're staying weather was not too nice. But still nice to visit.
    Written July 8, 2019
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  • The-Farias
    Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany846 contributions
    Came here are a geocaching event and it was a good place to hang out for a bit in the sun. After the event we did some geocaching and went home. The beach is wide open and lots of places to BBQ, get in the water, get some shade and enjoy the outside. There is also a part where you can get banana boat rides and towed on a tube behind a jet ski. The sea wall here is a nice place to run or go for a stroll.

    Review was written June 2018 just saw it was saved as a draft
    Written January 4, 2022
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  • 忠誠 林
    Taipei, Taiwan570 contributions
    This place is really good to visit , many delicious restaurant and stores in here . Also many local hand made gift can buy for friends.
    Written May 25, 2017
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  • Pomommie
    Black Mountain, NC260 contributions
    Even after being long-out-of-practice, we really enjoyed this trip. The first sunny Sunday in a while encouraged everyone in the region to get out on the road, so parking was a challenge. At low tide the breakers make it challenging to balance and get those fins on, but then... the magic. Fantastic visibility, astounding variety of sea life, colors not seen outside of neon signs. The sandy beach was habitable, the sea wall walkable. Highly recommend!!!
    Written June 30, 2019
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  • Kaci J
    17 contributions
    Clean. Beautiful view. Definitely should check it out if you’re looking for a place to relax in the sand and play in the water.
    Written April 4, 2018
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  • TrippingWithLee
    Greensboro, NC113 contributions
    This museum was a nice break from the heat outside. They had nice art exhibits and even a walk up to see the area from the roof. One thing I really liked was that you could purchase prints of the art that was on display. I stayed at the Rinken Hotel so it included a ticket to this museum.
    Written July 29, 2018
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  • Kristina Johnson
    Chatan-cho, Japan10 contributions
    Great Local Beach to catch a sunset, swing on the playground or skate in the park. Worth the visit, lots to do at the end of the sea wall. Good place to learn how to snorkel, SUP or search for sea creatures.
    Written August 9, 2019
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,783 contributions
    I didn't spend to much time here but browse the grocery store and some of the small side restaurants. The store itself is super clean and well organized/stocked. I got some local brews here before heading to the beach. They have a huge convenient parking lot here with bike parking as well. It is easy to get here. Not really an attraction, but nice place to have in the area.
    Written May 28, 2021
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  • Sinara K
    115705383 contributions
    The tourist information centre is ideally located at the American village.
    A lot of information Broshures to pick and study, with helpful staff although when we were there the staff were not very proficient in English.
    Written June 2, 2018
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  • Sinara K
    115705383 contributions
    A good venue for sports activities, morning and evening jogging and various sport activities, next to the American village.
    Written June 2, 2018
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  • Michael H
    Sumida, Japan19 contributions
    I went to this shop with my 16 year old son. My son being a usual teenager with all the usual insecurities was buying clothes.

    This lady laughed behind his back which I found distasteful. This should never be tolerated and I find it so disappointing to find such service in Japan.

    There are always going to be horrible people. This is one of them.

    The store has great merchandise. Just a horrible person who likes to critique and laugh behind people’s back.

    Hope this fix this.
    Written July 30, 2019
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