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Attractions for Naha – Okinawa shore excursions

Naha can be considered as the city of World Heritage Sites. If you can only go to one city of Japan, it must be Naha. For more convenient, we would like to recommend some attractions below for your Okinawa tours from Naha port.

Shuri Castle

The Shuri Castle, with the name Shurijo called by locals, was the administrative center and home for the royal family in the Ryukyu period for several centuries that cannot be missed in every cultural Naha-Okinawa shore excursions. Although the wars and fires destroyed the castle many times in the past, the castle now is rebuilt with more gates, especially the famous Shureimon Gate. When you climb up to the top, you can catch the spectacular view of Naha city.Shuri Castle - Okinawa shore excursions

Gyokusendo Cave

Okinawa shore excursions are full of white-sand beaches and sunshine. With anyone who wants to escape from the heat, head to the Gyokusendo Cave. Being the longest caves in the south of Okinawa Island, this cave stretches on 5 kilometers with the average temperature is around 21°C. The cave is definitely a huge natural museum with the age of over 300,000 years, home to millions of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Walking in the well-maintained and incredible walking path, you can be mesmerizing at the beauty of this fantastic natural masterpiece.

Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters

If you have ever heard about the bloody Battle of Okinawa, a visit to Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters will surely in the top list things to do and see in Okinawa tours from Naha port. They open only 250 meters of the tunnels but walking along the cave can bring the haunted and gloomy feeling. Listen to your guide talking about the story of soldiers died 72 years ago and witness the holes created when commanding officer and 175 staffs suicided.Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters

Ryukyu village

Want a Naha – Okinawa shore excursion to explore both the culture and history of Japan? Take a visit to Kingdom village! This village is a wonderful copy of the originally traditional village from the Ryukyu Kingdom. In here, you can admire the houses with the red-tiled roof and ancient Japanese architecture. It also provides an opportunity to get hands-on experience the workshops including glass blowing, pottery, weaving, dyeing, paper making, and so on.Ryukyu village - Okinawa shore excursions

Shikinaen Garden

Shikinaen Garden was built to be the second home of the Ryukyu kings that is the entertain center for the guests of the royal family. The garden brings the classic Japanese style combined with the unique flavor of Okinawa Island that includes several idyllic ponds, beautiful flora, and simple wooden buildings. This place will shine your Okinawa tours from Naha port.Shikinaen Garden - Okinawa shore excursions

Kokusai Dori

The best place to taste the bustling atmosphere and also the daily business life in Okinawa shore excursions is Kokusai Dori - the most popular street in Okinawa Island. Well-known for the name International Street of Japan, Kokusai Dori stretches for about two kilometers through the downtown of Naha.Kokusai Dori - Okinawa shore excursionsThe side of the street is full of restaurants, coffee shops, luxury bars, hotels, souvenir, clothing and department stores. Soak in the colorful Heiwadori, Mutsumidori and Ichiba Hondori arcades, enjoy a lively picture of the neon light at night all along the with Okinawa music flowing through your ears.

Tsuboya pottery

One of the most featured places in Okinawa tours from Naha port that have the important role in the pottery industry of Japan is Tsuboya Pottery District. Relax by strolling along the street, admire various pottery workshops which display the famous Okinawan ceramics. Head to Tsuboya Pottery Museum which reveals the history and development of pottery industry.Tsuboya pottery - Okinawa shore excursions