History & Culture
Exotic charm with vestiges of the Ryukyu Kingdom not found in Japan
Facility List

News about the Shurijo Castle Park closure
Shurijo Castle Park includes Shurijo Castle where the ancient Ryukyuan Kings lived and many other historical sites associated with the Ryukyu Kingdom. Here, visitors can experience Ryukyuan history and culture as well as the unique architectural style.

Capacity 1,500 people
Required Time 90min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Pamphlet、Audio Guide、Panel Display
Wheelchair Access Available

1-2 Kinjo-cho, Naha City, Okinawa

Fukushu-En Park encompasses a total area of 8500 m². The ancient Chinese scenery and structures express traditional Chinese methods, and the seasonal trees and flowers are arranged in a pattern evocative of the four seasons.

Capacity 300 people
Required Time 30 – 60 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Pamphlet、Panel Display
Wheelchair Access Available


2-29-19 Kume, Naha City, Okinawa

The Okinawa Prefectural Museum offers exhibits showing Okinawa’s nature, history, culture and other aspects. The Art Museum principally displays works by artists having a connection with Okinawa. There is even a section where visitors may try on dyed fabrics.

Capacity 100 people
Required Time 30 – 60 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Audio Guide、Tablet
Wheelchair Access Available


3-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha City, Okinawa

The Nakamura House

This residence was constructed in the traditional Okinawan architectural style in the mid-18th century. It is a very valuable structure representative of a prewar house and has been preserved in its original state.

Capacity 40 people
Required Time 20 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Pamphlet
Wheelchair Access Not available


106Oshiro, Kitanakagusuku Village, Okinawa
+81-98-935-3500(The Nakamura House Souvenir Shop)

Many traditional Okinawan pottery workshops have been established in Yomitan Pottery Village. Visitors may purchase their favorite pottery works and tour the kiln.

Capacity No limits inside the village (capacity differs depending on pottery studio)
Required Time 60 – 90 min.
Accepts Visitors capacity differs depending on pottery studio
Multilingual Services *Differs depending on the pottery studio.
Wheelchair Access Available in public restrooms. (Depends on the workshops for other restrooms)


2653-1 Zakimi, Yomitan Village, Okinawa
+81-98-958-6494 (Yomitan Village Tourism Association)

The facility uses video, exhibits and sound to show how traditional culture, performing arts and people’s lives developed within the bountiful nature of Taketomi Island and Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park.

Capacity 80 people
Required Time 30 – 60 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round (Closed during typhoons)
Multilingual Services Panel Display、Image (partial)
Wheelchair Access Available


Taketomi, Taketomi Town, Okinawa
+81-980-85-2488(NPO Takidhun)

  • “Visitor capacity” indicates the maximum number of people allowed into a facility at one time.
  • “Barrier-free” indicates whether or not the facility provides wheelchair access.