Okinawa Trip: Part 3

So the 3rd and last day of our Okinawa trip arrived. On the 3rd day we didn’t have the rental car so we took the monorail to move around Naha.

First destination was Shuri castle, the complex on the boundaries of the city of Naha, of the ancient ryukyu emperor, now a museum of history and garden.

 Shisa, protecting from evil spirits, everywhere.

 Throne of the Ryukyu Emperor.

The main hall of Shuri, astonishing.

Then, we headed for Tama-udun, the royal tomb complex near Shuri castle, to learn a bit more about the ancient times.

 We got stuck there because of the rain, under the roof of the entrance for a while till one worker of the complex brought us 2 umbrellas, that’s service!!

Our supposed to be the last planned visit of the day was to an awamori liquor brewery, but because it was sunday, the factory was closed. Even that, the ladies at the office showed us a 10 minute video of the brewery and let us try a few of the bottles.

Talking with the lady, we noticed there was an event in Naha precisely that weekend, and only once a year, so we headed there as soon as we stepped out of the brewery.

With our hearts and stomach full of joy, it was time to leave Okinawa, the end of the trip was near and we had to go back to the airport.
The food was amazing, the scenery, coastline, the city (a bit too much americanazed, but still awesome), and the good service, thanks Okinawa for the hospitality.

Here’s a picture of Mt. Fuji fromthe airplane, see ya next hype!

And if you missed the other updates about Okinawa, I’ll just leave this here….
Okinawa 1
Okinawa 2

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