This is Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon, the stonegate of the Sonohyan Shrine and you will pass by it when walking from the last Monorail-station to the Shuri-castle. There is nothing else left over from this building that the wooden gate and just a few meters of the walls.
Makishi-market is a large local, covered market with a lot of great things to be of interest for the tourists as well. The most interesting parts of this market are without doubt the department for the fish-market and also the one, selling specialities from pigs, dont miss the photos of it, that I posted under "Local customs"
Most of the buildings in Naha were destroyed in WW II, and unfortunately only a few of them were rebuilt again in the traditional ryukyu-style and you will find them here or there between the ugly modern buildings and skyscrapers.
In my extra-photos you will find some more examples of such traditional houses and it is a pity that the local people are mostly more fond of their modern, ugly buildings than of their traditional houses.
Tennyo Bashi is the name of the bridge that is leading to this small island with an "odo" on it, that is a building to worship Budda and it dates back to 1502. In 1609 it was destroyed and reconstructed again in 1629.
Unfortunately you cannot enter this bridge as a tourist, but it is great to see it and also to watch the birds that live there and are waiting to be fed.
This place is opposite of the main-entrance of the strong walls around of Shuri-castle.
Okinawa and surrounding islands are famous for beautiful beaches and marine sports.
If pressed for time, at least visit a small city beach located near Okinawa Seaside Hotel, or Pacific Hotel (about 15-20 min. walk from Kencho Mae Monorail Station).