1. Naha: Private Tour with Local Guide
Discover the unique culture of the island of Okinawa with a private guided tour of its capital city of Naha. Start with a morning pickup at your hotel, let your guide know what you would like to experience, and a tour can be then tailored to your interests. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Naha and first visit Shurijo Castle. Tour the ruins of the castle which was the heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom which prospered from the 15th century to the 19th century. Much of the castle was destroyed by fire in 2019, and today you can observe the extensive reconstructive works taking place while learning about its history. Continue with a visit to Tamaudun, a royal mausoleum that was built in the 16th century. Take a walk through various historic sites and learn more about the Ryukyuan Royal Family. Afterward, take a break for lunch at a local café and sample some local Okinawan cuisine. Then visit the Naha Kokusai Dori Shopping Street, in the core of the city of Naha. Browse local crafts, products, and foods which are unique to the island of Okinawa. Finally, make your way to the Shikina-en Gardens that was once used for recuperation and hospitality by the Ryukyuan Royal Family.