New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

The Naha Bus Terminal kicks off its service by opening its doors the morning of October 1 in Izumizaki, Naha City.


October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo



The new Naha bus terminal, the latest gateway on the island, opened its doors at 5 a.m. on October 1.

The terminal was greeted with a strong turnout starting in the morning hours on opening day.

Alongside the commuters were many spectators who wished to get a glimpse of the new terminal.


The new terminal houses 11 stops, connecting passengers with over 65 routes serviced by companies including Naha Bus, Ryukyu Bus Kotsu, Okinawa Bus and Toyo Bus. The terminal is operated by Naha Bus Terminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiichi Kotsu Sangyo.


Passengers file into a bus at the now-operational Naha Bus Terminal on the morning of October 1 at Izumizaki, Naha City.

Information, such as schedules, is displayed on the electronic bulletin board in multiple languages, including English, Korean and Chinese, making it accessible for tourists.

The terminal is handicap-accessible and the facility offers an air-conditioned indoor waiting area as well as a convenience store.


Mieko Miyazato, 82, is a Naha local who regularly uses the bus as a means of transportation.

She wasted no time in visiting the terminal to obtain a timetable for lines running through Naha city.

“The new terminal is handicap-accessible and it’s senior-friendly. It’ll make going out more enjoyable,” Miyazato said with a smile.


Nathan Wallster, 33, a tourist from the United States told us, “The schedules and destinations are displayed in English, which allows me to take the bus without confusion. The facility is clean and comfortable as well.”


(English translation by T&CT and Monica Shingaki)

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