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About Naha

Naha is the capital of Okinawa Prefecture. It is beautifully landscaped with lots of palm and betel nut trees, green and tall Okinawa Pines, colorful flowers, blue skies and white clouds. The scenery here is very southern. Shurijo Castle still retains the same style from when it was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The stone paths nearby have a very local flavor to them. If you want to taste the local cuisine or go shopping, you have options ranging from department stores to souvenir shops all of which will give you an absolutely rewarding experience. At night choose one of the local favorite pubs to try Okinawan cuisine.

Popular Attractions in Naha

Kokusaidori Street
4.4/5
1,192 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Kokusaidori Street is the main street symbolizing the commercial prosperity of Okinawa. It has also been called "The Miracle Mile" since the Second World War, retaining the prosperity of those times. The streets are lined with large department stores, restaurants, boutique clothing stores, large shopping centers, various entertainment venues, and all kinds of popular information and goods, with reasonable prices to guarantee you leave satisfied.
Shuri Castle
4.5/5
943 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Shurijo Castle Park (including its facilities) has been partially opened from November 5th (Tuesday). Opened Facility, “Suimuikan”, is a Rest Center, which has General information center, restaurant, cafes, shops, and parking lots. Located in Naha, Okinawa, Shuri Castle was once the site of the capital and palace of the Ryukyuan Kingdom. In those days, the king of Ryukyu was known to handle state affairs, receive envoys, or hold important ceremonies here, and it has now been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. According to historical records, Shuri Castle was burned down and reconstructed several times, with today's castle a replica of the Chinese Tang dynasty style architecture that remained from the Second World War. The Ryukyu-style castle combines the architectural features of China, Japan and Okinawa. One of the most iconic buildings is the Chinese-style Shureimon Gate, the plaque on which is inscribed with "Nation of Propriety", which was given by the Chinese Emperor when conferring titles to the Ryukyu King.
Naminoue Jingu
4.4/5
306 Reviews
Temple
Located in Naha, Naminoue Jingu is built on a high bluff, overlooking the sea. As implied by its literal name "Above the Waves Shrine", the shrine appears to sit on large waves when looked at from a distance. Dedicated to Nirai Kanai (World of Gods), it is one of the eight famous shrines of Rykuyu. The red-tiled roof, with its strong reflection of Okinawan culture, is a must-see attraction for tourists to Naha.
Naminoue Beach
4.5/5
130 Reviews
Beach
Located on the west coast of Naha, Okinawa, Naminoue is an artificial beach that nonetheless provides great views of the sea, sand, and a stunning sunrise and sunset. Visitors can undertake a variety of recreational activities including scuba diving and snorkeling. It is easy to reach and a relaxing way to spend a day.

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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium + Kori-jima Island +  American Village Day Trip [HipHopBus B]
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Kouri Ocean Tower Admission Ticket
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Okinawa Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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Vacation Photographer in Okinawa
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Travelogue

Explore the Japanese Amazon and Underwater Ruins, The Most Beautiful Scenery Around the Okinawa Islands
Outdoor Recreation
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Okinawa
Naha
Ishigaki
Okinawa is made up of over 100 islands, both large and small. The closest ones, like Kerama Shotō (Zamami Island, Aga Island, and Tokashiki Island) are only an hour's boat ride from Honjima Island. To get to the islands farther away, like Ishigaki, in the center of the Yaeyama Islands (Taketomi Island, Hateruma,Iriomote Island, and Yonaguni), and Miyako-jima, in the center of the Miyako Islands, you will need to travel by air.
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Naha: Must-Do Activities
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Naha is the first stop to Okinawa for many people. Here there are metropolitan views rare to see otherwise in Okinawa, and there are great seaside views. A bit further you can see remnants of what used to be the Ryukyu Kingdom. You can see its prosperity and history of this past kingdom.
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Trip Moments

EvaHuaaa   
How to buy Japanese snacks? I have chosen for you! What are the Japanese snacks worth buying? I am already helping you to choose : Promise me! for sure! be sure! Go buy this shrimp slice! Its delicious! A bag of all kinds of seafood is made, crunchy can't stop! Different colors and shapes have different tastes, each piece is delicious! 40-70rmb : I bought the black sugar flavor limited by Okinawa. If you like a certain part of brown sugar, don't miss it. It is a sweet honey sauce that tastes delicious! Hailao is a delicious seafood flavor~ 10-20rmb corn kernels: It is said to be soy sauce flavor, in fact, the milk taste is also very heavy, a small pack is very enjoyable after eating, for me this corn enthusiast is very paying ! Forgot how much money but not expensive. I dont know what to call, but this is really invincible. The first time I bought it in Tokyo, I bought it in a purple package. After eating a bag, I regretted not buying it. I saw the three big ones this time. Wrapped in a bag, there are all kinds of peanuts, Adou, and a small shrimp slice. 10-20rmb kitkat: Not much to say that the variety is very delicious, but the favorite is still dark chocolate ~ 10-20rmb cereal cereal is not much to say, because the heat is quite high, so This time I bought a whole grain and deceived myself. 50rmb Finally, the following film, Okinawa, this place is quite good to buy something else that is not easy to buy, such as the Versailles mask, a whole row of casually ~ and rice and sake network red Try to buy the product~
Posted: Oct 20, 2019
SteveWang   
There is Shuri Castle first, followed by Ryukyu. Shuri Castle was built at the end of the 14th century, and the Ryukyu Kingdom was not established until 1429, in the 15th century. Shouli City is the residence of the kings of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It is the political center of the Ryukyu Kingdom and a witness to the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The original authentic city of Shuri was burned down during World War II, and the building was rebuilt in 1992. Shuri City is an important monument of the Ryukyu Islands. It is based on the prototype of the post-war remnants and was built in the style of the Tang Dynasty. Shuri Castle combines the architectural features of China and Japan and Okinawa, and was included in the World Cultural Heritage in December 2000 by UNESCO. The ceremonial gate is the first gate after entering Shuri Castle. It was built in the Shangqing King era (1527-1555). Its prototype is the Chinese archway, with the Chinese character plaque of the "guardian state". , was designated as a national treasure, but was burned in the Pacific War. It is worth mentioning that the ceremonial door once appeared in 2000 yen banknotes, can be said to have a very high status. Most of the parks in the Shoulicheng Park can be visited free of charge. The only part of the charge is the core main hall and the north and south halls. Among them, the cultural relics exhibition about the history and culture of Ryukyu, as well as the physical introduction of the pictures and texts, can be used to understand the Ryukyu Dynasty. Daily life and court ceremonies. Photographing and videography are prohibited in most areas of the main hall and the North and South Halls, and only a few exhibition halls allow it.
Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Naminoue Beach, Miigusu Port.
Here are the best places to visit in Naha, including: Okinawa Shurijo Castle Park, Makishi Public Market, Ounoyama Park, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha Shopping Center.
Go to the Makishi public market, buy fresh on the first floor, and process on the second floor, and then you want it all. The location is in the "Market Bentong" of Lutong, International East Section. For details, please refer to my related travel notes.