Bise Fukiji paths are lined with trees and makes a pretty sight. It is also a village community of old houses with a small number of residents. One of them runs a B&B cum cafe, Kokko Shokudo, that serves up noteworthy chicken broth Okinawan Soba. We hunted it down.
The few signs put up were in Japanese, pinned to trees and so the cafe was not too easy to spot without understanding where we should be headed. The buzzing mossies were also an unwelcomed distraction. We walked past it a few times before realizing that it was a house we should be looking for and not a cafe.
Kokko is a small and cosy living room where diners seat barefooted on the floor and lean over a nice wooden table to slurp noodles. It is air-conditioned (which is surprising and nice) and has a grand total of 4 long tables. There are only two items on their menu so ordering is a breeze. The owner, previously from the poultry industry, whips up your order in the kitchen not 5 meters away so you experience the home-cooked goodness of the meal you are having.
I thoroughly enjoyed the soba noodles with chicken broth (vs. the usual pork broth) and gooey egg in the middle so I highly recommend going to this place for lunch if you are in the area (of the Churaumi Aquarium).