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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Okinawa - Honto
Nakamurake Residence 
# 15   of 21 most visited sights
in Okinawa Island

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Nakamurake is a traditional Okinawan style house, dating from the 18th century, when it served as the residence of the Nakamura family. Nakamurake has been designated a major cultural asset by the Japanese government and is open to the public.

Nakamurake displays many typical characteristics of a wealthy Okinawan farmer's residence, such as a red tiled roof with statues of shisa, lion like creatures that ward off evil spirits and are omnipresent in Okinawa, and a stone wall and high trees for protection against the frequent typhoons. It is recommended to combine a visit to Nakamurake with a visit to the nearby Nakagusuku Castle Ruins.

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How to get there
The Nakamurake Residence is located in central Okinawa Honto, about 15 kilometers northeast of Naha and just 500 meters from the Nakagusuku Castle Ruins.

By bus

Like the nearby castle ruins, the Nakamurake Residence is not served by public transportation. The closest bus stops are about two kilometers or a 30-40 minute walk away. The most convenient among them is Kishaba (ɏ), served by highway bus number 111 and 113 (30 minutes, 800 yen from Naha Bus Center, 45 minutes, 920 yen from Naha Airport) with 1-3 connections per hour.

By car

Take the Okinawa Expressway to the Kita-Nakagusuku Exit (about 20 minutes from central Naha; more during rush hours), from where signs will lead you in about five minutes to the nearby castle.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 17:30
Closed:No closing days
Admission:500 yen

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