Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Okinawa (Japan): AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom イオンモール沖縄ライカム

It has been raining intermittently during our visit to Okinawa. So one of our wet weather plans is to visit AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom イオンモール沖縄ライカム, which is a big shopping mall that is opened in 2015. 

It has indoor and outdoor car parks, with total capacity of about 4000 lots. Guess what, all the car parks were full when we reached there on Saturday afternoon! It seems that many people in Okinawa have the same wet weather plan as us! As DaDi was about to declare that we should give up and go somewhere else, a car park lot magically appeared just before the exit of the indoor car park!

I feel that this shopping mall is very children-friendly. Strollers and ride-on trolleys for families with babies and toddlers are available, and there is priority queue for families with strollers at the lifts. There is also a kid's play space at level 4. 

There are two types of rental lockers available, one for normal storage, one for storage of cold food (the two columns on the right, labelled 冷藏). So you can go shopping without carrying too many things around!

There is a big aquarium tank, which was built in collaboration with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

Look at what you can catch at the arcade! Other than soft toys, there are food too!

There are a good variety of food at Rycom Gourmet World at level 3 and 4. It is similar to the food court in Singapore, where there are food stalls surrounding the common dining area. There is water point where water, ice and cups are provided for free!

Actually, the reason why I wanted to visit AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom is not just for wet weather plan. I was determined to eat this! 世界で2番めにおいしい焼きたてメロンパンアイス (The World's Second Most Delicious Melon Bread)!

Located at level 4 (stall no. 417), the name of this shop is really long! According to a TV variety show, the reason why the owner calls his shop "the world's second most delicious melon bread" is that his teacher's melon bread is the best! The bread is actually bo lo bao, the specialty is adding ice-cream into the bread, so it is hot and crisy outside, but cold and soft inside! The bread alone is 190 yen, and the one with macha ice-cream is 440 yen. Yes, it is not cheap... but it is really delicious!

Another recommendation is ローストビーフ星 located at level 3 (stall no. 307). Look at the mountain of roasted beef slices on top of the rice! This is the regular size, I can't imagine what if I have ordered the bigger bowl! It is quite interesting that yogurt is added on top of the beef slices.

There was a live performance just outside Rycom Gourmet World. It was an enjoyable experience to listen to the live band while we were having our meal.

Being a typical auntie mum, the AEON supermarket is a heaven to me! Even the variety of condiments can amaze me!

Don't say I never share good things! As foreign visitors, we can get to enjoy 5% off with this coupon at all AEON shopping malls!
AEON Happy Couponhttp://www.welcome-aeon.com/coupon/index.html

And if you purchase 5000 yen worth of consumables or 5000 yen worth of general goods (note: 5000 yen before 8% tax), you can apply for tax free!

AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom イオンモール沖縄ライカム
Address: 〒901-2300 沖縄県中頭郡北中城村 アワセ土地区画整理事業区域内4街区
Mapcode for GPS: 33 530 406 *45
Website: http://okinawarycom-aeonmall.com

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