- Area： Shuri
1-54 Yamagawa-cho, Shuri, Naha City
Ryusen produces bingata, a traditional Okinawan dyed cloth made using stencils and other methods. Create your own coral-dyed T-shirt using agatized coral of various shapes and sizes. Prices are 3,000 yen for adults and 2,500 yen for children younger than elementary school students.
1-2 Kinjo-cho, Shuri, Naha City
Hours for the paid area: April-June 8:30-19:00; July-September 8:30-20:00; October-November 8:30-19:00; December-March 8:30-18:00
Hours for the free area: April-June 8:00-19:30; July-September 8:00-20:30; October-November 8:00-19:30; December-March 8:00-18:30
Closed: 1st Wed and Thu of July
Admission: 820 yen for adults, 620 yen for ages 16-18, 310 yen for ages 6-15, free for children under 6.
Annual passport: 1,620 yen for adults, 1,240 yen for ages 16-18, 620 yen for ages 6-15.
Shurijo Castle prospered as the Ryukyu Kingdom’s center of politics, diplomacy and culture and is now inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Shurijo Castle was rebuilt in 1992, and the castle and nearby historic assets, including a number of gates leading to the Shurijo Seiden as well as the castle walls, have become a historical park.
1-7 Mawashi-cho, Shuri, Naha City
Hours: 24 hours
Sonohyan Utaki Ishimon is a Ryukyu limestone gate constructed where prayers were said for the safety of the king when he traveled. Even today, the spot is frequented by many locals, including Okinawan shamans called noro, due to its spiritual nature.