Find yourself in old Okinawa
Ryukyu Mura is a cultural theme park offering a taste of the traditional lifestyle of Okinawa.
Some of the houses on the premises are over 200 years old, and seven buildings in this park were registered as national tangible cultural properties in May 2007. Old Okinawan homes brought from all over the islands serve as cafés, restaurants and workshops where visitors can try their hand at weaving (from ¥1,000) and crafting pottery or shisa (from ¥2,200), take sanshin classes (from ¥1,000) or rent a traditional Ryukyuan costume (from ¥4,000).
Visitors can see a variety of attractions at the park. Brown sugar is produced the old-fashioned way, with the help of powerful water buffalo turning the sugarcane press, at the Sataya. The most popular attraction is the Okinawan-style parade called michi junee, held two times a day. A king and queen lead the entourage, and eisa, martial arts, traditional Ryukyuan dance and shishimai are performed as part of it. Exciting eisa shows and live folk music performances take place every hour between 9:00 and 17:00 for a total of 18 performances per day (varies by season). For more information, refer to the park’s website.
Performers entertain visitors in a parade through the grounds during the traditional michi junee (10:00 and 16:00). Also, a kachaashii show held only at 16:00 on Sundays closes with audience participation, giving everyone a chance to enjoy this Okinawan folk dance together. Performers entertain visitors in a parade through the grounds during the traditional michi junee (10:00 and 16:00). Also, a kachaashii show held only at 16:00 on Sundays closes with audience participation, giving everyone a chance to enjoy this Okinawan folk dance together.
9:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 (10-15 min)
9:30 / 10:45 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:45 (9 times) (about 10 min)
10:00/ 16:00 (20-30min) /Sanshin Live: 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00 / 17:00 (4 times) (about 20 min)