Discover the rich cultural legacy of Okinawa on this tour that visits the new Okinawa Museum, completed in 2007. With over 80,000 items in its collections, the Museum traces the island's history and culture from the Ryukyu Kingdom to today. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the shops of Kokusai Street, hailed as Naha's Miracle Mile.
Commencing from the pier, a 30-minute coach ride brings you to Naha and the Okinawa Prefectural Museum. Upon arrival at the museum, you will have a 90-minute visit. This four-story museum which was constructed largely with local Okinawan limestone, was constructed in a style that reflects Okinawa's castles. The items housed here range in age from the 12th century to present day and include the Omorosoushi, a priceless collection of songs and historical items from the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Following your time at the museum, you will transfer to Kokusai Street for a little local shopping. Originally a sweet potato field, this shopping mecca sprang to life in the years following World War II. Time here is own your own and you will have nearly 90-minutes to explore Kokusai's colorful mix of Japanese department stores and traditional shops. Browse for souvenirs as well as crafts that include ceramic items, fabrics and and local foods.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair (electric scooters are not allowed), are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate, comfortable clothing; a hat; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. We suggest that you bring local currency for any purchases at the sites.