Get a taste of old Okinawa
Native Okinawan Village is the re-creation of an old community of the 17th to 19th centuries, during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. Visitors can explore traditional houses, high-floored storehouses, a sacred grove and spring, and a worship house for religious rituals. The traditional lifestyle of Okinawa is entertainingly presented at the Jitude’s House (house of the lord) by obaa (grandma in Okinawan dialect) between 10:00 and 16:00 every day. Complimentary tea and saataa andagii (Okinawan doughnuts) are served along with the opportunity to play the sanshin (an Okinawan string instrument) and learn traditional dance free of charge. This is a perfect place to get in touch with cheerful, friendly Okinawan obaa and experience the culture of this longevity island.
Audio guides are available in English and Chinese at each house.
Hours: October-February 8:00-17:30; March-September 8:00-19:00