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Yachimun Street, Naha

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · 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 trip itinerary site to add Yachimun Street and other attractions to your Naha vacation plans.
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  • My wife and I have wanted to buy a pair of Shisha's since moving to Okinawa and by doing our research we wanted to buy them here on Yachimun Street. We browsed every shop and they were all kind of...  more »
  • My favorite store was ikutouen, where I could have happily taken home every piece in the place, but I also enjoyed wandering through the many other shops and admiring and longing for so many other...  more »
  • Really great place. Many shops have completely different styles so there is a lot of options for anyone who wants to buy some pottery. Very convenient having all the stores close to each other. Definitely bring enough time because there is a lot to see
  • This quaint Okinawan street housed many shops which showcase the craftsmanship in pottery, glassware and brass/bronze ware. It’s a nice place to explore and shows a different side of the busy city, which tends to have more shopping and eating to do. These photos are taken of individual shops which are different in character and style. A treat for anyone interested in pottery!

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