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Yachimun Street, Naha

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Instead of all the neon and modern Japanese style, Yachimun Street offers something completely different: a limestone-paved road full of ceramic studios, stores, and galleries. The street came to prominence 300 years ago, when the Ryukyu administration decided to gather all the potters in one place for a singular purpose--to produce ceramic jars. As you explore the calm neighborhood, visit the onsite pottery museum to learn about the history of this area. Observe local artisans as they pay homage to their heritage and make works of art on a daily basis. If you love the craft, you can also join the pottery-making classes to hone your skills with professional guidance. Use our Naha tour planner to visit Yachimun Street on your trip to Naha, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Old fashioned pottery shops and fashionable still interspersed with stores, stretched from little feet. Is nice, but families say Boo it out as per person. There is no roof. Café and maybe it is not. I would do good to those who like gadgets.
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  • Yachimun (pottery) pottery shop remains much I have on the roof Shisa looking very color and shape and exploring is fun. Shop pottery experience. Well at the end of the street to protect the Dragon? The pottery was nice.
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  • We flew to okinawa to look for the ceramic lions siisa that is part of the okinawa culture This is a good stretch to look for souvenirs and you will also pass by the market  more »

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Where to stay in Naha

Naha offers abundant accommodation options for tourists, particularly hotels with mid-range prices. A few international five-star resort chains have local branches, and youth hostels provide an option if you're looking for bare-bones, budget-friendly lodgings. Staying in one of the hotels around Kokusai Street puts you right in the middle of the action, with easy access to Naha's attractions and nightlife.
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