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Naha Sights
NAHA Has several interesting sights – today I will show you the (in my opinion) three top sights I visited on my trip to Okinawa in November 2015.

Equipment

For the photos I used my Fuji X-T10 with the XF23mm F1.4 lens and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with the M.Zuiko 60mm Makro. So no ultrawideangle lens this time since I reduced my photography gear and sold some lenses.

Castle Shurijo

This castle is UNESCO World Heritage, it’s located in the Shuri district of Naha which was the former capital of the Ryukyu kingdom. Unfortunately the castle was destroyed in World War II in the Battle of Okinawa so it’s a reconstruction that has been finished in 1992. Even though it’s a reconstruction the castle is absolutely worth a visit, you can also attend in a tea ceremony including some sweets, Here some photos from the area:

Fukushu-en Garden

This Chinese garden is located in a part of the city where many hotels are nearby so chances are good that you can reach it in walking distance. There is no entrance fee and the garden and buildings are quite nice even though the area is rather small. Here are some impressions from the garden:

Shikina-en Garden

This garden was build in 1799 by the rulers of the Ryukyu kingdom at that time, the Sho family. It’s significantly larger than the Fukushu-en garden and you have to pay a small entrance fee of 400 Yen. Here are some photos from the garden:

Naha is a nice city and worth a visit, it can also be used as a basis for further trips around the Okinawa island – for example to the Okinawa aquarium, the place I will show you in the next article ;).

If you have further tips regarding Naha sights and activities please feel free to write them down in the comment section below, thanks!

                                                   

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Pierre Aden

I'm a photographer located in Frankfurt, Germany. When I am not travelling / taking pictures I like to play Table Tennis / Squash or watch TV Series. I work in a German bank in the Anti-Money-Laundering department.