There are places for snacks, bars and Japanese drinking and eating bars - izakaya all lined up on the street. This is a place for adults to enjoy themselves. At present this has become a haven for local drinkers. Before Okinawa was returned to Japan, there used to be many stores with their "A Stickers" and American servicemen would frequent these stores nightly. However, even now, you can still feel the special atmosphere that these places still have. From Gate Street, if you go down a sidestreet, you can find yourself in an enchanting relaxing social atmosphere surrounded by nostalgia.