Visit some of the must-sees in Naha, like the vermillion Shurijo Castle and do some fun shopping in bustling Kokusai Dori Street. It is an excellent one-day tour for cruise ship passengers and visitors to Okinawa. They are looking to explore the capital of the islands in more depth.
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Join our guided tour in a chartered vehicle and visit Naha's top sightseeing spots. See the beautiful Shikinaen Garden and the Shurijo Castle, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Sample tasty Okinawan cuisine and try your skills in a glass-blowing class during our Naha shore excursion.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for FREE if you book the cruise through us or transferring your existing reservation to us (meaning we are your travel agent who booked the cruise for you with nothing changed). Please contact us to learn how.
Explore the capital of Okinawa, Naha City, for a day. Enjoy the colorful, tropical feel, and explore the local history, culture, and cuisine. Try your skills in a glass-blowing class.
*Departure times may vary.
09:00 Depart from Naha Port
09:30 Visit Shurijo Castle, a World Heritage Site from 2000, which has served the proud and dignified Ryukyu Kingdom and the Shikina-en Garden, the royal garden in Okinawa
Note: Shurijo Castle was damaged in a fire that broke out on its premises on October 31, 2019. Renovation began immediately, and the Castle is open to visit, however some areas remained closed off.
11:30 Head to Suitenrou for lunch
12:00 Have lunch at Suitenrou, and enjoy a traditional Japanese set (self-pay)
13:30 Head to Naha City International Art and Craft
14:00 Reach Naha City International Arts and Crafts Center. Enjoy the exhibition and a workshop where you will blow and create your own glasswork!
15:30 Head to Naminoue Shrine
16:00 Visit Naminoue Shrine which is dedicated to Nirai Kanai, the land of gods similar to Heaven and source of all life
16:30 Head back to Naha Port
17:00 Reach Naha Port
Tondocho 2-1, Naha, Okinawa 900-0035
We highly recommend that you book our shore excursions now if you will be taking a cruise in 2024. 2023 has already seen large crowds, and 2024 will see even more. We expect many tourists will be unable to book their shore excursions in 2024, so please make your plan as soon as possible.