CITY GUIDE: Naha City (那覇市)


To the south of Okinawa prefecture, lies its largest city Naha (那覇市) whose coast meets the East of China Sea. It connects Okinawa to adjacent areas of Japan and rest of the Asia with its airport and seaport.

Naha reincarnated as an urban hub after the tragic Battle of Okinawa in World War II caused massive destruction of the city. Today the city attracts many tourists that can witness the true essence of Naha’s culture in Tsuboya Pottery District, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and the Okinawa World. In places like Kokusai-dōri or the Makishi Public Market travelers can shop at stores and enjoy many restaurants, cafes and hotels.

With headquarters of many banks set up in Naha, it dictates the economy too. It caters to the need of education in its region with four universities and many public and private schools. Shuri Castle which was the home to Ryūkyū Kingdom has also become an important historical site to visit in this city after its restoration.





Naha is a place with the entire culinary specialty. Click here to find out.


General Information: Naha has so much more to offer. Click here to find out.

Transportation: You want to visit all tourist spots in Naha but don’t know how?! Click here to find out.