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Address: Naha, Okinawa Prefecture
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Walk the whole street and buy on your way bak

Allow about 3hrs to investigate this street. Only found one Artisan at the Hyatt end of the street but there were quite workshops closed. Remember, pottery weighs a lot so unless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Allow about 3hrs to investigate this street. Only found one Artisan at the Hyatt end of the street but there were quite workshops closed. Remember, pottery weighs a lot so unless you have a large luggage weight allowance, buy small individual items. Siusiu lions (dogs) are mass produced but they are very Okinawan so they are a good place to... More 

Thank Allisbella
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We spent a couple of hours with my wife here just browsing the pottery stores. Bought a few things as well. The street itself is quite picturesque with a few photo opportunities, and even if you aren't into pottery, it's close enough to active shopping/dining area, so, worth to come by. There are about 30 shops on the street, of... More 

Thank sashkello
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The houses are traditional which makes this area very beautiful, but the shops are more or less the same, so after a few you kind of get the gist.

1 Thank Mish_H50
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The weather was wonderful on the day we went there. We had a lovely stroll and also bought china there. There was so much to look at. The folks there were very laid back and very friendly. It's a tranquil place.

Thank jo k
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A lot of china made with a traditional method in Okinawa is sold. It's a quiet place, so with freeness, it's possible to spend done time.

Thank Kazuhiko S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wish you would verify the veracity of the name of the area first before publishing! I am a longtime Okinawa Resident (24 years)

1 Thank Brad M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We booked a one to one Shisa building with 育陶園 1 month ago for our 6-yr-old boy. He loved it! Great experience in this quiet place. Nice stroll along the street to Kokusaido afterwards.

1 Thank Chan C
Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Several times, I have gone here for photography trips. The shop owners and employees are always friendly and helpful. It's best to ask if you may take photos and, wait until the store isn't busy. Yachimun, is what I would call, the Okinawan pottery but, someone beat me to it and, maned the place Yamuchin Street. It doesn't cost anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had just started walking down Yamuchin St admiring the old houses, some of the few structures in Naha that survived the Battle of Okinawa, when the rain poured down. No umbrella, no coats. We were saved by one of the shop owners who handed us an umbrella and said just leave it at some other shop when you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

At the end of the Heiwa Dori street, keep left to reach Yamuchin street. We missed the turning and fortunately a kind local brought us to the start of this street. We did not have enough time to walk the length of this street and so did not see as much as we would like to.

1 Thank Kim025Singapore

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