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Art & Culture
Sakurazaka Theater, opened in 2005, is an art house-style cinema showing independent Japanese, American and foreign films. The complex also houses a café, bookstore and shop specializing in Okinawan ceramics.
Shuri Castle, located on a hilltop overlooking Naha, is thought to date from the 14th century. For 450 years it was the royal court of the Ryukyu Kingdom and in 2000 it was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site. Sites of interest include the Stone Gate of Sonohyan-utaki; the Shikina-en Gardens with its Chinese-style pond and bridge; the Kankaimon ‘welcome’ gate; and the 721kg Bridge of Nations Bell.
Kokusai Dori, literally "International Avenue," is the main street of Naha and only three minutes walk from Hyatt Regency Naha Okinawa. Stretching two kilometers from Naha Bus Terminal to Makishi Station, the street is lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir shops, boutiques and department stores.
Tsuboya Yachimun Dori
About 300 years ago, the Ryukyu administration gathered all the ceramicists and potters of Okinawa into one area, to create the district now known as Tsuboya Yachimun Dori. Paved with limestone cobbles, the district is a one-minute walk from Hyatt Regency Naha Okinawa and home to several dozen ceramic studios, stores and galleries.
Makishi Kosetsu Ichiba
Makishi Kosetsu Ichiba, only four minutes walk from Hyatt Regency Naha Okinawa, is a sprawling and energetic food market, loved by local Okinawans. Open from 8am to 8pm, the market offers an array of fresh local seafood (including the colorful parrotfish or irabucha), meat, fruits and vegetables, as well as traditional sweets and specialty ingredients such as dried bonito and kelp.
T Galleria Okinawa
T Galleria Okinawa (DFS) is part of the international chain of duty-free shopping malls stocking a curated collection of luxury brands. The galleria is a 15-minute drive from Hyatt Regency Naha Okinawa.