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Large akagi trees in Kinjo-cho Shuri

3-18-20 Kinjo-cho, Shuri, Naha City

There are six giant akagi (bishop wood) trees in Kinjo-cho, with the largest estimated to be over 200 years old. The trees were designated by the Japanese government as a Natural Treasure in 1972. Similar trees used to be found in and around Shurijo Castle in the past; however, most of them were destroyed during the war. Today, this is the only place where large akagi trees can be seen in the prefecture.



Kinjo-cho, Shuri, Naha City

The second gate of Shurijo Castle comes into view soon as one enters Shurijo Castle Park. The term “shurei” means “observing propriety.” The plaque on the gate is inscribed with the four Chinese characters that read “Land of Propriety,” or Shurei-no-kuni. This beautiful layered gate still conveys the spirit of Ryukyu and serves as a demonstration of courtesy.


Tomari Port

3-25-1 Maejima, Naha City

Tomari Port is the gateway to the Kerama Islands, Kume Island and the remote islands southeast of Okinawa Island. Arrivals and departures actually take place at the north wharf of the port. It takes about five minutes to walk to the north wharf from the terminal, so be aware when you are making a tight connection. Express ferry tickets can be also purchased at the north wharf.



Tel: 098-862-2707
Hours: 10:00-18:00
Open daily

This is a black pearl specialty shop on Okinawa offering the highest quality black pearls at affordable prices. White, akoya and freshwater pearl items are also available.


Palette Kumoji

Palette Kumoji
1-1-1 Kumoji, Naha City
Hours: 10:00-21:00
*Each tenant has different hours of operation and closed days.

This shopping complex consists of a variety of fashion boutiques selling international and domestic brands, sweet shops, miscellaneous stores such as MUJI, and a bookstore as well as restaurants, a civic theater, an art gallery and a museum. Palette Kumoji is directly connected to the Kencho-mae monorail station.

In the reopened food market on the first basement floor, visitors can enjoy high-end grocery shopping along with a tempting selection of deli items.


Okinawa Mitsukoshi

2-2-30 Makishi, Naha City
Tel: 098-862-5111
Hours: *Each tenant has different hours of operation.
Open daily

Long-established department store featuring designer shops, Okinawan craftwork, various types of deli food and snacks.

Tower Records opens anew in Naha!

Naha’s premier duty free store reborn as T Galleria Okinawa by DFS

T ギャラリア 沖縄 by DFS

T Galleria Okinawa by DFS

Tel: 0120-782-460 (toll free)
Hours: Mon-Thu 9:00-21:00; Fri, Sat, Sun and holidays 9:00-22:00 *Hours vary by store and season.
Open daily

The only off-airport duty free shop in Japan, T Galleria Okinawa by DFS is connected to Omoromachi Station in Naha's Shintoshin area. More than 130 internationally renowned fashion and merchandise brands are available at duty free prices, including clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and much more.

Orca underwater sightseeing cruise

Shurijo Castle illuminated at night

Free Ryukyuan dance performance