Minatogawa Stateside Town is a former military base housing area that has been converted into an adorable little village of boutique shops and delicious restaurants. All of the streets are named after states and each building is painted in bright, cheerful colors. If you're looking for a place to spend a leisurely afternoon, this is the place for you!
From coffee shops, dessert stops, and reading nooks - there's something for everyone! I think the best way to tackle the area is to come hungry, try small somethings from numerous menus, and do some window shopping. There are some of the best vintage shops that I've seen on island located within this town!
These delicious sweets came from oHacorté, located at the end of Florida Street, and were the perfect treats to get the day started. It was a beautiful day so we were able to enjoy our pastries in the dollhouse-style outdoor seating that the restaurant offers. Perfection!
After shopping and exploring, we went to Cafe Yureru. The cafe is famous for their quiche and they definitely lived up to the reputation. To be completely honest, I've been to the cafe before... I just didn't know where I was at the time! A friend of mine had invited me so I drove there, ate, and left. That was nearly 2 years ago and this was my first time back to the area!
It was a relaxing afternoon and I really enjoyed the time here. If you get the chance, I highly recommend checking out the local spin on the run-of-the-mill base housing that is Minatogawa Stateside Town!