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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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  • Yachimun Street is promoted as a good place to buy Okinawa pottery items. It’s a narrow road with small shops on both sides as well as on side streets off the main one. The shops sell everyday pottery...  more »
  • Prepare to have your mind blown, very busy street. With lots and lots of vendors selling all kinds of things. It is a bit overwhelming.  more »
  • If your kids are old enough & appreciate art, this is a good place to send kids for a pottery lesson.  more »