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Native Okinawan Village


Get a taste of old Okinawa

The 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, a spring and a building for religious rituals. The traditional lifestyle of Okinawa is presented by cheerful and entertaining obaa (elderly women) at the Jitude's House between 10:00 and 16:00 every day. Tea and candies are served and visitors can try their hand at playing the sanshin (an Okinawan stringed instrument) and learn traditional dance free of charge. This is a great place to get a glimpse of Okinawa’s past.

おきなわ郷土村 Native Okinawan Village

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: Oct-Feb 8:30-17:30; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 / Admission: Free
*Free traditional Okinawan lifestyle experience:
Hours: 10:00-16:00 (sanshin until 15:30)
Barrier-free accessibility

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