The Nakamura House

The Nakamura house is a traditional Okinawan home, dating back to the 18th century. It was the residence of the Nakamura family, who’s head of the household was a wealthy farmer. Traditional Okinawan features like the red tiled roofs with shisa dog statues, high walls/trees surrounding the home to protect it from typhoons and of course gorgeous wood everywhere. It was like stepping back in time and it was amazing. The home is surrounded by the most beautiful flowers, that you’ll see alot in the post (haha, i’m warning you!). Tickets are ¥500 but include some treats!
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^^ shisa heads on a wall, a common site in Kitanakagusuku ^^
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IMG_12911 ^^ this zen shisa was one of my favorite ones spotted that day ^^
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^^ Goya, commonly known as bitter melon! The cutest pottery cellphone charm ^^IMG_12921
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^^ We had some tea, jello and a weird bitter sugar cane thing (inside) with our ticket purchases^^
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^^ Awamori, an alcoholic beverage indigenous and unique to Okinawa, it’s made from rice ^^
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^^ feeding the koi fish ^^
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^^ Ended the Nakamura adventure by finding a peace pole!! ^^ IMG_13391
^^ i realize there are about a million pictures of flowers in this post but can you blame me?! ^^

Nakamura House
Address: 106 Ogusuku, Kitanakagusuku,
Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture 901-2314
Phone: 098-935-3500
Hours: Open Everyday, 9:00am-5:30pm

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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