915 Takashiho, Yomitan Village
1336 Maekawa, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City / Tel: 098-949-7421
Hours: 9:00-18:00 *Last entry 17:00 / Open daily
Admission: Open Greeting Pass
(Gyokusendo, Kingdom Village, Habu Museum Park)
Adults ¥1,650, ages 4-15 ¥830
Super Eisa show (30 min): 10:30 / 12:30 / 14:30 / 16:00 daily
Barrier-free accessibility *Except Gyokusendo (Limestone cave)
There are three distinct and interesting areas in the park. First, marvel at the most beautiful limestone cave in East Asia, Gyokusendo. Second, see an indigenous habu snake show at the Habu Museum Park. Third, make bingata textile and indigo dyed fabric inside an Okinawan house at the Ryukyu Kingdom Castle.
424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
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)
830-1 Kamisedo, Chatan Town (located on the grounds of Ashibinaa Park)
During the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom, the dimensions of one's residence were determined based on social status in accordance with the Restriction Law. Following the abolition of the law in 1889, the residence of the Medorumake family, which is now known as Uchinaa-ya, was constructed. The building was moved and reconstructed at the present location in 2005. Featuring a himpun -- a partition wall -- and other distinctive characteristics of an old-fashioned Okinawan house, Uchinaa-ya offers the opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of Okinawans in the old days.
775-1 Miyaguni, Ueno, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)
Admission: Free entrance to the premises, separate fees for attractions and amenities
The friendship between Miyako Island and Germany dates back to 1873, when the islanders saved the crew of a grounded German merchant ship, the R. J. Robertson. The Ueno German Culture Village was subsequently built close to the place the ship was grounded. Visitors can enjoy the Kinderhaus, displaying German toys, and the Museum of Philanthropy, a replica of the German Castel Marksburg.