【2018 Edition】5 Lodgings Close to the Station With Rave Reviews in Naha, Okinawa
Yui Rail (Okinawa Urban Monorail) is the monorail that links Naha Airport, which is the gateway to Okinawa, with Shuri – an area that’s home to Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site. Below are five lodging facilities along the railway route that are in good locations, making them convenient for sightseeing and shopping. These accommodations are also close to train stations.
1. Hotel Azat Naha (Asato Station)
This hotel is located around Asato Station. Despite its old townscape and culture, it has become a popular new spot for young people. It is just a 30-second walk from the train station! Here, there are two kinds of guest rooms available – the STATION WING that has a tropical Okinawan atmosphere and the RIVER WING that has a modern and refined feel. You can choose from a wide array of room types, from single to triple rooms. Rooms can accommodate up to four guests if you use the sofa bed. Laundry facilities available. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English.
2. Okinawa Prison (Makishi Station)
Kokusai-dori Street is the top business district in Okinawa. It is constantly packed with a lot of people until late at night. Okinawa Prison is a unique lodging facility that is a 3-minute walk from Makishi Station, which is the north entrance to Kokusai-dori. It is a women-only guesthouse that has adopted the concept of a prison. Here, you have to go through reception at the prison guard’s office and then go to your guest room, which they call the “shared cell”. It also sells original apparel, so you can transform yourself into a prisoner and take photos for uploading onto social media! There is a shared kitchen and laundry facilities. Wi-Fi is free in all the public areas. There are staff who can speak English.
3. Class Inn Omoromachi Station (Omoromachi Station)
Directly connected to DFS, Omoromachi Station is surrounded by establishments like a major shopping center and dining and drinking spots. Class Inn is the condominium with 15 rooms that is found right in front of that train station. Here, you can choose from three types of accommodation plans: daily (rates start at 3,250 JPY (excl. tax) per person when two people share one room), weekly (rates start at 3,000 JPY (excl. tax) per person when two people share one room), and monthly (rates start at 2,750 JPY (excl. tax) per person when two people share one room). The facility is equipped with IH stoves, refrigerators, microwave ovens, and electric kettles. Cookware can be rented (for a fee). Smoking is prohibited throughout the property. Wi-Fi is free in the guestrooms.
4. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Naha (Asahibashi Station)
Asahibashi Station, which is adjacent to the Naha Bus Terminal, is an area that is also within walking distance to Kokusai-dori Street. Found in front of the train station, this hotel is under the “DoubleTree by Hilton” brand from Hilton, the biggest hotel chain in the world. It may have a simple concept, but the hospitality is impeccable, which is what you’d expect from Hilton. There are various types of rooms available here, including twin and double rooms, queen and king rooms where two guests can sleep comfortably, and four-bed rooms that can fit up to four people. Laundry facilities available. Wi-Fi is free in all the public areas. There are staff who can speak English.
5. Itomin YOU Home (Gibo Station)
Gibo Station is a place where you can view the sun setting in the East China Sea and the nightscape of Naha City. Itomin YOU Home is a lodging facility that is a 7-minute walk from this train station. It is a villa-type of accommodation that can be rented, and it can fit up to eight people. You can completely relax here. Inside the villa, there is a living room and a bedroom, as well as a bathroom with free amenities and a kitchen equipped with cookware, microwave oven, refrigerator, and other appliances. Laundry facilities available. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
When you visit Naha, Okinawa, please use this article to help choose your hotel.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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