Naha Off The Beaten Path

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    Tennyo Bashi

    by globetrott Updated May 1, 2010

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    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.

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    Makishi-market

    by globetrott Updated May 1, 2010

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    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"

    Makishi-market in Naha / Okinawa Makishi-market in Naha / Okinawa Makishi-market in Naha / Okinawa Makishi-market in Naha / Okinawa Makishi-market in Naha / Okinawa
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    old houses in Naha

    by globetrott Updated May 1, 2010

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    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.

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    Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon

    by globetrott Updated May 3, 2010

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    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.

    Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon in Naha/Okinawa
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    No time for beach resort, small walk on City Beach

    by RoseAmano Written Mar 20, 2004

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    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).

    Okinawa Naminoue Beach
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