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Okinawa

Naha

Capital City of Okinawa Prefecture

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Where to eat in Naha

Mahou Coffee at Tsuboya

Mahou Coffee at Tsuboya

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Could this the best coffee house in Okinawa, if not all of Japan? Our JapanTravel correspondent uncovers this secret gem in the..

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Naha Airport Restaurant

Naha Airport Restaurant

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The Goya Champaru lunch set here is recommended at just 650 yen. The spam had a caramelised bacon like flavor, being an ideal counterpoint..

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Places to stay in Naha

Sun Palace Kyuyoukan, Naha

Sun Palace Kyuyoukan, Naha

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I spent my last night in Naha at this great hotel placed just by the canal in the central area of Kumoji, not far from Kokusai Dori...

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Okinawa Pottery Street

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Yachimun Street in Tsuboya is the number one place in Okinawa for pottery, ever since the Ryukyu king gathered the very best potters..

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About Naha

Naha in the south of the main island of Okinawa is the capital city of the Prefecture and the center of business, culture, arts, entertainment and politics. Nearly all visitors will begin their visit to Okinawa by arriving at the Naha International Airport or Naha's Tomari Sea Port. The city is the most populous in the prefecture exceeding 325,000 residents.

The most popular tourist destinations in all of Okinawa are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Naha. Shuri Castle is the fully restored primary residence and seat of power of the Ryukyuan Royal Family. The Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate in front of Shuri Castle was the exit reserved solely for the King when departing to visit his people. The Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum is the resting place of the royals. The Shikinaen Royal Garden is the secondary residence of the Ryukyuan Royal Family used to entertain official visitors to the kingdom.

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