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Naminoe Shrine looks out over the ocean and is…

Naminoe Shrine looks out over the ocean and is believed to protect sailors.

Royal seals of the Ryukyu kingdom.

Royal seals of the Ryukyu kingdom.

The gold and pearl throne of Ryukyu Kingdom.

The gold and pearl throne of Ryukyu Kingdom.

The gardens of Shuri Castle. (Shurijo)

The gardens of Shuri Castle. (Shurijo)

Shuri Castle (Shurijo) is the largest castle o…

Shuri Castle (Shurijo) is the largest castle on the Okinawan Islands. It was the palace of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom. The Ryukyu Kingdom was a Tributary State to China. Because of this the ancient architecture of Okinawa is a fascinating blend of both Chinese and Japanese styles.

This castle was almost entirely destroyed in WW2. The castle standing today is a reconstruction built in 1992. 

Heading towards Shuri-jo (Shuri Castle)

Heading towards Shuri-jo (Shuri Castle)

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The ducks in Okinawa are intense.

The ducks in Okinawa are intense.

The Okinawa Aquarium built a small aquarium in…

The Okinawa Aquarium built a small aquarium in the airport as an advertisement.

Welcome to Okinawa!

Welcome to Okinawa!