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Some people go to Kokusai Dori St. just for souvenir shopping, whereas, you can also fully enjoy experiencing different kinds of food while learning more about Okinawa. Try walking along with the street, or even exploring behind shops thoroughly. Have fun!
You’ll find Shuri in Naha-City, the cultural and economic center of Okinawa. There are many places for tourists to visit in Shuri. Visitors can experience and learn about Okinawa’s history at the World Heritage of Shuri Castle, the Stone Steps of Shuri, or in the workshops of a traditional textile factory. Of course, there's also something for the foodie in your group to find tasty dishes and where to go to try Okinawa’s unique foamy tea. Start exploring Shuri on foot once you get off the monorail at Shuri Station!
The World Heritage Sites at times impart energy on visitors in a magical manner, merely from entering the area. There are a number of locations in Okinawa that have been registered as World Heritage Sites. The World Heritage Sites in Okinawa consist of five Gusuku sites (castles) and four related legacy properties, which are officially referred to as the "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu." They were registered in 2000 as the 11th set of World Heritage Sites in Japan.br>World Heritage Sites in Okinawa feature unique environments that differ from those of castle ruins or structures on mainland Japan. All five Gusuku sites are located on high ground, and the exquisite views from those sites are also part of the attraction of the World Heritage Sites in Okinawa. These five Gusuku sites and four related properties are introduced here.
Southern Okinawa is composed of seven cities and towns. This area is filled with beautiful scenery, fun hands-on folk craft workshops, and beaches with untouched nature that are surprisingly not well known. We’ve made a list of top 8 recommendations to help you plan your Okinawa trip.
Naha City is the largest city in Okinawa. Visitors can enjoy various tourist attractions as public transportation systems like buses and the Yuirail monorail are quite convenient. Since central Naha is close to the airport, you can still make time to hit up some spots even on the final day of your trip. So what’s there to do and see in Naha? Let’s take a look!