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Nakamura Family Resident

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Address: 106 Ogusuku, Nakagami-gun, Kitanakagusuku-son 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-935-3500

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Very nice old house

No much to see, only an old house of a rich farmer, in very good shape. The best, I guess, was getting free tea and brown sugar jelly on the gift shop, such nice people!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Keller C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small historical home and well worth visiting. Remember to remove your shoes once you enter the home. The signs requesting this are very small. The staff is great and we enjoyed the free tea and brown sugar candy after our walkthrough.

Thank Elizabeth C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

No much to see, only an old house of a rich farmer, in very good shape. The best, I guess, was getting free tea and brown sugar jelly on the gift shop, such nice people!

Thank Keller C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A 500 year old house in excellent shape that does a good job of showing how life was lived. Good English support with a very nice gift shop and friendly staff. Fish pond for kids to feed the fish and turtle. Quite expansive and everything is open to the public.

Thank Dennis C
Jeju, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

It's amazing that anything survived the bombing of Okinawa so this little gem is even more special for having stood for so long. It is set in a lovely garden, with trees around to help protect from typhoons, and various flowers. The insides have been fitted out to mirror the period and give a nice feel of a traditional home.... More 

Thank Sonnypest
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

It is an amazing home. The natural surroundings assisted greatly in the preservation of this Okinawan gem. The perfect location to see first hand what early life on Okinawa was like. It is a perfect location for photos of the family and truly amazing cultural marvel. ,

Thank Boxcar37
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

The sturdy trees have protected this farmstead from the elements. Walking distance to the Nakamura castle. The road has a side walk, art pieces, fire station and flowers along the way. I felt safe doing this walk with my three year old. Very friendly and helpful staff. Post box, stamps and post cards on site.

1 Thank Seasluggie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

I just loved this old building full of history! We were told the tour will cost 500¥and wouldn't take more than 20min. Well, we were there for more than 30 minutes and loved everything.

Thank Tanaka G
Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

The Nakamura house displays traditional Okinawan architecture in an easy to understand way. The house had to respond to hot humid weather (and withstand frequent typhoons) before there were electric fans and air conditioning. Every element, from the design of the roof, the layout of the rooms, and the setting below a hillside lined with trees, speaks to these time... More 

2 Thank Chuck K
Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

This house was designated a Major Cultural Asset by the Government of Japan and touring it will help you understand why. The entrance fee of 500 yen seems a bit high so, it's a good idea to take your time and learn as much as you can. At the entrance, when you buy a ticket, ask for any literature that's... More 

Thank RyukyuMike
Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

Several hundred years old, it gives a chance to see how the affluent lived a long time ago. Even now, it would probably be a good place to live.

Thank RandyWall

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