"Shuri-castle & the Ryukyus Kingdom" Top 5 Page for this destination Naha by globetrott

Naha Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 166 photos

The Okinawa-islands are a group of 57 islands in the south of Japan and Naha is a city of 300.000 inhabitants in the southwest of its main island. In Okinawa some of the heaviest battles of WW II took place between the American and Japanese troops. After WW II the US-troops used Okinawa as a base for their troops, this is why it is a bit more easy to find english speaking people or some english inscriptions there than in the rest of Japan.

Shuri-castle is without doubt the main tourist-attraction of Okinawa and Naha. The exacte age of the Shuri palace is unknown but it is known as the Royal Court of the Ryukyus Kingdom since the early 15th century.

  • Last visit to Naha: Feb 2009
  • Intro Updated Jun 18, 2011
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    great page, Makishi-market looks like a place I would enjoy, and I do know what you mean by being desperate to understand how to get a ticket from an automatic machine in japan.

  • May 5, 2010 at 4:45 AM

    very interesting architecture. but I remember more pigs in glasses :-)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Excellent page on Naha with very useful tips! Would love to go to Okinawa one day.

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Das ist eine interessante Kultur in Okinawa, und das Schwein mit der Sonnenbrille freut sich offensichtlich schon drauf, verspeist zu werden ! ;-}

  • schoobi's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Some great Photography here and a interesting castle !


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