It is more convenient to travel around Okinawa by driving. It was raining most of the time but we didn’t forgo visiting Tsuboya Pottery District.
Tsuboya Pottery District
Traditional houses with red earthenware roof tiles, accompanied by ceramic studios and stores.
Cute little huts showcasing one-of-a-kind mugs, plates, and pitchers.
We visited Shuri Castle on our next stop. Shuri is the name of the former capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Shuri Castle (首里城, Shurijō) served as the residence of the Ryukyu kings for several centuries until Okinawa became a Japanese prefecture in 1879.
The place was huge and expect lots of walking.
The castle interior is very clean and visitors are required to take off their shoes (carriers are provided). Interiors of the Hokuden and Nanden are constructed like modern museums.
A replica of the king’s throne and crown are among the exhibits.
Traditional Japanese dance by the boys.
And we tried the traditional snacks!
The most famous and popular dessert in Okinawa is the Blue Seal Ice Cream.
Big and Small M satisfied their cravings after completing the tour of Shuri castle.
The Umikaji terrace is situated on a hill below the Senagajima onsen Hotel. This place has the romantic feel as planes flew above us while we sight the beautiful sea view right in front of us.
A tiring climb up the flights of stairs to the peak and discover the beautiful views.
The terrace is close to the beach and the sea waters are generally mild and peaceful for one to explore the area.
The waters of Okinawa are so clear!
Tacos restaurants, ice cream shops and cafes literally packed the terrace.
Greece and Mediterranean vibes, that’s what everyone acclaimed after a visit to the Umikaji Terrace.
We drove further up north and reached the Mihama American Village, which is a large entertainment complex located in central Okinawa. Actually the American Village is not so fantastic but we supposed it is still a need-to-check-out attraction.
There is this Ramen shop outside the American Village and many diners flock to eat here.
Their ramen was one of the best we ever tried!
Our tasty orders, look at the thick broth.
The most recognizable feature of the American Village is the large Ferris wheel.
The shopping mall is not huge but there is this 100 Yen shop which is a nice store to find good items.
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