An old-time coffee stand right on the no. 58 Expressway Fair Attraction’s underscore Coffee Stand (Ooyama, Ginowan City}

An old-time coffee stand right on the no. 58 Expressway  Fair Attraction’s underscore Coffee Stand (Ooyama, Ginowan City}

Around 40 minutes north of Naha Airport via the No. 58 Expressway. Turn left immediately after reaching the Ooyama intersection. You will see a large yellow signboard. Fair Attraction's underscore Coffee Stand . The neon signs the shine brightly in the night are your landmark.

#The interior has been partially changed.

The owner, Sumito Yokoi, has a tremendous smile, and was born and raised here in Ooyama, Ginowan City. He left the corporate world after many years and fulfilled his dream of opening a coffee stand. The interior contains spacious seating. The space exudes nostalgia. "I am infatuated with the turn of the 20th century, so I have setup neon signs like one would see at the circus and at travelling amusement parks, as well as fantastic old objets d'art. The signboard was made by hand, while the décor was imported; it was a really fun time preparing the shop for opening," he said.

The carefully constructed interior results in a pleasant space.

The carefully constructed interior results in a pleasant space.

Yokoi-san says he is still obsessed with amusement parks. The carousel horse inside the premises was taken from the merry-go-round of an actual amusement park in America. The horse was made by artisans around 1915, and this type of wooden horse is said to have many fans around the world. The prancing shape of the horse only gets more unique with the passage of time.

Connections made through coffee

Connections made through coffee

The owner visited many coffee shops before opening his shop to discover his individual style. Says Yokoi-san, "I want to create a relaxing space where patrons can read a book while leisurely enjoying their coffee, and where I can prepare coffee properly."

The coffee beans used in-store are procured from coffee roasters within the prefecture. The beans come from all over Japan, but mainly from the nearby Yamada Coffee Okinawa and Okinawa Cerrado Coffee. A cup of coffee becomes the means through which visitors and locals can connect. Each cup is priced at JPY 450 (tax included).

Pastries served in-store are the flavorful and rich breads delivered from the nearby bakery hoppepan. Red bean paste and butter toast can be added to your beverage for JPY 350 (tax included). Cinnamon honey toast also at JPY 250 (tax included). The caffe latte (JPY 500, tax included) comes with latte art.

Yokoi-san's hobby is film cameras. He is a member of the Okinawa Photo Club (, and his shop serves as a meeting place for club members and camera aficionados. The bookshelves display rare magazines and photo collections. Works by Yokoi-san's friends and from zines (personally-published books) from all over Japan are displayed. The shop is open until late at night, so office workers and staff of nearby food and beverage establishments also patronize the shop, taking a break after finishing work. The location is perfect whether you are heading north- or southwards. Why not stop by?

Fair Attraction's _Coffee Stand_

location4-4-3 Ooyama, Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture
business hoursWeekdays 14: 00-23: 00 L.O/ Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11: 00-22: 00 L.O
Regular holidayIrregular holidays
Parking LotAvailable (3 lots)