Mihama American Village, Chatan-cho

(3.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Find a bit of the good old U-S-A at Mihama American Village, an extensive entertainment complex containing restaurants, shops, theaters, and more catering to the large American military presence on the island. Pay a visit to this North American-style outdoor mall and explore its wide avenues surrounded by palm trees and outdoor patios. Shop at a variety of stores offering big-name international brands, see the latest blockbuster at the theater, or kick back with a bite to eat or a drink at one of the many restaurants within the mall. You'll find plenty of buildings outfitted in styles reminiscent of the Wild West, California, and other famous American locales. A towering Ferris Wheel allows you to enjoy a bird's-eye view over the complex. Put Mihama American Village at the forefront of your travel plans using our Chatan-cho itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • A good entertainment area with lots of shops, restaurants and things to do. Also very nice for photo shooting as the building are all well decorated with different styles.  more »
  • This is a fun place to go to however it does not feel like authentic Japan. You can have many of the same experiences in an American mall  more »
  • Convenient spot for all activities e.g. sightseeing, dining, shopping, phototaking with beaches and malls and bunch of restaurants, must visit once.  more »
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  • Most everything opens at 11. Little shops and restaurants. It backs up to the water, so makes a Great place to watch the sunset and have a coffee or cocktail. They also have free wifi. It has a little bit of everything: chocolatier, hair salon, nail salon, clothing stores, bars, liqour store, icecream shop, christmas store, massage, even a game room. Obviously Americanized restaurants reside here among the mix of traditional ( but even the traditional have American themed food selections), and some familiar stores (hurley, doc Martin, etc.) Mixed in with other stores. It has a little bit of everything to offer. If you are a tourist, bring your passport and save on the sales tax of 8%.
  • If you feel like walking, this place is a good exercise for you. Everything you want is within reach. Mall, coffee shop, arcades, shopping areas, restaurants, spa, walk or swim by the beach, listen to good music or watch a movie. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes to go around the area.
  • Really cool shops, restaurants and bars. Everything has an American theme to it which would make sense. The feris wheel is really cool you get a great view of Ginowan!
  • Mihama American Village is an interesting place to walk around, shop, and perhaps have a beer. Shops are interesting with architecture different from what you normally see in Japan. A couple of hours is enough. Close to a small beach. Good Okinawan food restaurant nearby. (Rinken's Kitchen)
  • American themed shops and restaurants. Many things to eat and buy. Close to the beach.