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Saturday, March 3, 2012

"R/C Paradise - (Now Kitanakagusuku)"

R/C Paradise in Kadena

RC Paradise

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R/C Paradise (Now Called R330)


NOTICE!!! SOURCES HAVE INFORMED US THAT R330 IS NOW CLOSED FOR BUSINESS AS OF EARLY FEBRUARY 2013. THIS POST WILL REMAIN OPEN TO INFORM THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS OF THE SITUATION. UPDATES OR CHANGES WILL BE AMENDED UPON NEW FINDINGS.

UPDATE!!!: September 18, 2012. R/C Paradise has officially re-opened in Kitanakagusuku and is now called R330. It is still undergoing internal remodeling. It's current hours are now noon to 5pm due to electrical rewiring. Click on this link for Map Location It is off Highway 330 just north of the Plaza Shopping Center. You can only access the store on the southbound lane. This post will be redone once their shop has been completely remodeled. For current information please visit there website http://rajiten.ti-da.net/.


DIRECTIONS. The store is on Highway 330 just north of the Highway 85 and Highway 330 Intersection on the east side of Highway 330 (right if traveling north). You cannot access it on the northbound lane you have to be in the south bound lane. It is two buildings just north of the Plaza Shopping Center Parking lot. The location will be revisited shortly to see what upgrades have been in place. 

UPDATE!!!: July 22, 2012 - As of July 16, R/C Paradise at the Navel Kadena is CLOSED and pending relocation. The store's new location has not been officially announced. This post will be updated once official information has been announced.

For all you remote control car enthusiasts, R/C Paradise is indeed a 'paradise' come true. It is located on the 3rd Floor of the Navel Kadena building/shopping center in Kadena. They have a myriad of remote control cars, R/C parts, and gadgets to ramp up your R/C hobby delight. In the front and in the back are miniature race tracks to give your remote control car a spin (membership required). Each track is suited for a particular kind of R/C vehicle i.e. drifting vehicles, off-road types, etc. If you are really into remote/radio control vehicles then this is the place to check out.

Track usage. Membership is required to use the race tracks. It is fairly inexpensive. 500 Yen for five hours. 1000 Yen for all day. Membership is not required if you just want to sit and watch.

English. The staff may or may not speak English. However, you are more than likely to find other English speaking customers utilizing the race tracks if you need help or assistance. They are accustom to having many foreigners at their store.

Hours: Open Daily 12pm-11pm (Saturday 11am-11pm)
Phone Number: unavailable
Website/Blog:http://rajiten.ti-da.net/ (Japanese Only)

Directions. R/C Paradise is located on the 3rd Floor of the Navel Kadena Building/Shopping Center (photo of building not available at the moment). Navel Kadena will be spelled out in large letters on their tallest building. The shopping center is on the west side of Highway 58 just north of the Kadena Marina. See Map above.

Other hobby stores in Okinawa. Modelers Core (Okinawa City), Yonkudou (Okinawa City).