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Address: 1130 Yamada, Kunigami-gun, Onna-son 904-0416, Okinawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 98-965-1234
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Okinawa in a nutshell

This place is really worth a visit. It gives a good impression of how the people of this part of Japan used to live. It is totally different from the rest of Japan. With its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
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Elburg, The Netherlands
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little attraction was created by the Okinawan government (I believe) in an effort to preserve some of their endangered history. A number of old homes from various periods of Okinawan history were picked up from wherever they were originally constructed and had been for decades, if not centuries - and relocated in a common area so tourists could walk... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool place to learn about the history of this wonderful island and it's people. They have recreated the history with buildings and demonstrations of local craftsmen and architecture. Some of the buildings are the actual ancient buildings that were dismantled and reconstructed onsite to preserve the history. Beautiful and fun! fantastic for the whole family. They have audio... More 

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New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We went on Ryukyu Mura in an afternoon in July as we were done with the beach and wanted to do some sightseeing. It's a good way to spend an hour or two and see some old buildings reminiscent of old Okinawa. Most buildings have an activity that you have to pay extra to participate in so it can be... More 

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Hanoi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Okinawans are really struggling for identity between their nearly eradicated traditional culture, the dominant culture of modern Japan, and hosting 32 American bases and 48 training sites. We were delighted that our conference group tour took us to Ryukyu Mura, so we could experience Okinawan music and dance. Old houses have been moved here to recreate what you might have... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is a wonderful place with tons of culture demonstrations and activities from traditional dancing to music and even a snake show. I recommend following the program closely so you can attend all of the demonstrations, some repeat during the day- but other are only once a day- so be sure to arrive early and plan your day according to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

If you have no idea what Okinawa is all about, then you should visit Ryuku Mura. Ryuku Mura is theme park that depicts the culture and values of the Okinawa inhabitants. It is so much different from the traditional Japanese in Tokyo. Okinawans are not Japanese by birth. As you enter Ryukyu Mura you feel the old village comes alive.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a collection of historic houses that have been moved here from all over the island to create a village of life 100-200 years ago. The houses are in remarkable condition. The village is rather small and you can do the whole visit in an hour or two.

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Where else can you see traditional Okinawan dances, beautiful costumes and even a meal in a village that seems to have been plucked out from the past. If you go in the summer a hat and sunscreen is a must as well as a bottle of cold water or tea, as it is quite hot and super humid with no... More 

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Elburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is really worth a visit. It gives a good impression of how the people of this part of Japan used to live. It is totally different from the rest of Japan. With its unique architecture and its own music and dance. Nice garden and places to sit and relax. Food, ice and souvenirs for sale. Free parking. Many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is more a theme park than a cultural center. Built in the early 1980's, it is made of traditional houses that were dismantled form all over the area and rebuilt there for preservation. The location is beautiful with a nice nature. There are a few shows with some traditional dances and songs. The place is heavily commercialized but... More 

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