Let's go to see Yachimun(pottery) and shopping streets in Naha!
I'm Coquelicot of Third cycle Guide Office.
"Tsuboyayaki" is one of the Okinawa's traditional crafts, into which Ryukyu administration integrated 3 differents kilns more than 300 years ago.
I propose you also to walk on shopping streets and to see how the life is in Okinawa.
You may like Okinawa more than before!
出発：Loisir Hotel Naha
・最寄り駅：Asahibashi Station Exit 3
Tsuboya Pottery Museum
Pottery is called "Yachimun" in Okinawa.
Let's learn its history and technique at first.
Address:1-9-32, Tsuboya, Naha
This stone paved road in Tsuboya, Okinawa's pottery hometown, is called "Yachimun Street", where we can find Yachimun's kilns and shops.
We can also see Yachimun buried here and there on alley or Shisa (Okinawa's lion) with various expressions in front of houses.
This area escaped war damage so you can still see Okinawa's landscape before war.
You can also admire the god who protects Tsuboya town.
Address:Yachimun Street, 1-16, Tsuboya, Naha
Heiwa Shopping Street
Near Yachimun Street, you can find this popular shopping street.
There are not only clothing stores and variety goods shops, but also food shops like Tempura and daily dishes.
Let's come in touch with Okinawa's food culture here.
It's just amasing to see grandmothers talking in front of stores.
Address:3-3-7, Makishi, Naha
Kokusai Shopping Street
You can find souvenir shops and Okinawa food shops on this main street in Okinawa.
This street runs about 1.6km and is called "one mile miracle" because it was quickly restored after war.
Please go also to back streets to see some interesting shops.
This street is turned into pedestrian zone on every Sunday, from 12 p.m to 6 p.m.
There are also events like "10 thousand Eisa(Okinawa's traditional dance) Dancers" arround on the 1st Sunday in August, or "Naha Giant Tug-of War Festival" arround on the 1st Monday in October, National Sports Day (holiday).
Address:1-1, Makishi, Naha
After shopping, let's go to see Okinawa's beautiful sea.
The sound of waves may reflesh you!
If you have still power, let's visit Naminoue Shrine on a cliff.
Address:3-3-1, Tsuji, Naha
Enjoy Okinawa's culture!