Fisherman' Wharf in the township of Yomitan, in the central region of Okinawa, Japan.
When I discovered this place more than 15 year's ago, I instantly knew this restaurant would be one of my favorite eateries I would go on a regular basis. Away from the crowded, noisy areas of the central Okinawa, this place embraces everyone with its calm surrounding and the endless expansion of the ocean. Many might imagine this place would be always full of people because of the beautiful location, but there are always plenty of seats available whenever I go without reservation. (Not that I mean you don't have to make reservation. It's always a good idea to reserve your seat for dinner.)
At what time do I go there? I definitely go there to view a sunset while dining. Beautiful scenery should be a part of the meal here, right on the beach. The time of sunset varies depending on the season; In June and July, the sun sets rather late, after 7:00 PM in Okinawa and sets early during the winter. But I think visitors should go to the place during the summer season simply because the sunset over the East China Sea during the season is the most picturesque.
A small chapel has been established on the terrace
overlooking the East China Sea.
The colors change right in front of your eyes around the
time of sunset. This is why I recommend that you get there
before the time of sunset.
On the other side of the sky, the moon was already high
above us, slowly increasing its radiance as the night sets in.
The color of the sand turned into pink at this time.
Dinner tables and chairs comfortably spaced.
The entrance of the restaurant, creating a nostalgic atmosphere.
By the time we left the place, the moon was already taking
the starring roll on the stage of night sky.
Direction from Naha Airport to Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant in Yomitan, Okinawa
Fisherman's Wharf Website here