Naha Shuri Walking Tour
About the WOW U-mediator leading this tour
Okinawa Interpreter Guide Association, OIGA, was founded in September 2007
for the purpose of supporting tourists to have a correct understanding of Okinawa, to spend worthwhile time, as well as promoting international tourism here.
OIGA is the professional association of interpreter guides working throughout Okinawa Prefecture.
OIGA offers guiding in 3 different languages - English, Chinese, and Korean.
Since its foundation, OIGA has been dedicated effort to raising and maintaining the professional standards by
sharing the up-to-date information related to Okinawa issues, as well as holding practical training and seminars regularly.
OIGA is the only guide association in Okinawa that is registered to the Japan Tourism Agency (as of April 2020).
All of our interpreter guide members are licensed by the national government or Okinawa Prefecture.
What we'll do
This walking tour covers the highlight of Ryukyu Kingdom historic sites.
Okinawa was once an independent kingdom called Ryukyu (1429-1879).
The tour is about 1.5 km walk on mostly flat surfaces.
You will visit the following places:
Meet at Shuri monorail station.
Enkakuji Temple Gate
Shurei Gate at Shuri castle park
Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate
Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum.
**Pictures used on this page are downloaded from Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau. (c) OCVB
Things you need to know before the tour
The minimum number to operate this walking tour is 2 people.
This tour does not include the admission fee at Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum.
300 Japanese yen / person
No meals/drinks are included.
Okinawa's summer is hot and humid, so this walking tour will start early in the morning at 8am.
Please bring a hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and water.
Shure Gate was first constructed between 1527 and 1555, and it was designated as a National Treasure in 1933,Show spot information
but it was destroyed in the Battle of Okinawa.
The gate was reconstructed in 1958 and since then, it continues to be a symbol of Okinawa and
draws many visitors.
Tamaudun Royal Mosoleum
Tamaudun Mausoleum was built in the early 16th centuryShow spot information
as the mausoleum for the royal family of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Your guide will wait at the Shuri station.