When you think of Naha, you probably imagine something internationally diverse. However, in the era of ancient Ryukyu, the heart of Naha was further out to sea. Nowadays, the Naha of old thrives as a bustling port city centered around Higashi-cho and Nishi-cho.
To learn more, please view ON THE TRIP’s “Chronicles of Naha New and Old” guide as you stroll through the city. For instance, you could learn about Mie-gusuku, where many people gathered to see the shinkosen trade ships travel in and out of the harbor. If you get the chance, please try finding Mie-gusuku’s position on the antique map--you’ll be shocked by how much the local terrain has changed over time.