Nakamura House

Ages: All ages
Location: Central
Coordinates: 26.2898815,127.7989072
Address: 106 Ōgusuku, Kitanakagusuku, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa 901-2314
Cost: ¥ (Adult : ¥500, Kids: ¥200)

Notes: Open 0900-1730. Nakamura House was built in the 1720s. It was the residence of a prominent farmer that served Lord Gosamaru (who first ruled at Zaikimi and then Nakagusuku).


Nakamura residence consists of the house, gardens, a koi pond, and a gift shop. Most of the informational plaques have English. You can't ask for a better example of traditional Okinawa prior to the battle. Plan to spend about an hour touring the grounds. Bug spray is a must as the house is an open floor plan.


Once done, drive to the nearby Nakagusuku-jo ruins to keep the history theme going. Nakagusuku is a World Heritage Site and will be an additional fee. If you're not wanting to spend more, at least stop at the Nakagusuku parking area and get a few shots of the interestingly designed Haunted Hotel before it's demolished sometime this year.

There are several historic sites in the area to include Lord Gosamaru's tomb.

The Futenma Shrine (same area but closer to Camp Foster) is another interesting but quick tour site. If you ask at the information counter, you can enter the cave shrine in the back. This shrine is still used for worship, so keep a low voice and be respectful of praying patrons.

If the kids are restless and just want to run, take them to Nakagusuku Park South (Map: 中城公園 南遊具広場). This is also referred to as Big Top, Trampoline, or Cloud Park. Whatever you choose to call it, it's worth the stop. There are two large tarped structures kids can bounce on. Bonus- parents can sit under the structure in the shade.

Website: External Link: Nakamura house Tourist Information | Access/Parking/Admission fees | Nakagusuku village Okinawa

Nearby: Nakagusuku-jo, Futemna Shrine, Nakagusuku Park, Rycom Mall, Mother Coffee Cafe

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