Top 10 Things to do in Tomigusuku, Japan

February 5, 2018 Joeann Galban

Tomigusuku is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 60,004 and a population density of 3117 persons per km². The total area is 19.25 km².
Restaurants in Tomigusuku

1. Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku 901-0241, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-850-4055
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 314 reviews

Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquaters is located where Rear Admiral Ota and his men desperately fought to the end on 13 June,1945. You can view the commanding officer's room and the operations room as it was during the battle.Also the tunnnels,which were comstracted utilizing hoes and picks,still exist in their original condition.

Reviewed By backpacker31 - Boynton Beach, Florida

As I walked through the labyrinth of underground tunnels, I tried to imagine myself living, fighting and probably dying in these conditions. Unlike other military tunnel systems around the world (ie: Vietnam’s Cu Chi tunnels), these were built to an extraordinary standard and in such a short time frame which makes it more incredible. The fact that so many men lost their lives inside these tunnels (through fighting, poison gas, fire, wounds and suicide) makes this not only a historic military sight, but also a graveyard. The small museum is a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives not only inside these tunnels, but to all Okinawan people who unwillingly got caught up in war, many as collateral damage. Some of the photos are absolutely heartbreaking while others show uncensored images of the sheer brutality of war. Signage is mostly in Japanese, but there is enough English as part of the displays. There is a monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in these tunnels atop the hill. Far reaching views overlooking Naha to the Pacific Ocean can be had from this sight.
Admission is 440¥ for adults (I picked up a 10% off coupon at the Naha City Tourist Office on Kokusai Dori).

2. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

3-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha 900-0006, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-941-8200
Excellent
37%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 562 reviews

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

Reviewed By Cyber0515 - Tokyo, Japan

まるで『白色のウルル』を彷彿させる、シンプルながら印象に残るポストモダンな建築物で、広々とした建物の中に博物館と美術館が併設されています。建物の高さはそれほど高くありませんが、その分外の光をふんだんに取り入れているため、内部は全体的に(特にロビー)明るい雰囲気が保たれています。建物内の構成や標識もシンプルで機能的になっており、とても分かりやすく、初めて訪れた人でも迷うことはありません。また、主に子供たちを対象とした体験コーナーも設置されており、年齢に関係なく誰でも楽しめるスポットのなっています。
料金は、博物館(常設展)は410円、美術館は310円と、やや安めに設定されていることも、利用し易い特徴の一つと思います。但し、博物館と美術館をセットで利用するチケットは存在せず、それぞれの施設で利用する際は必ずチケット売り場で購入する必要があるようです。
博物館の常設展は、先史から近現代史、沖縄の風俗に至るまで、沖縄ならではの非常に興味深い自然や文化の展示物が並び、常設展だけで3時間以上滞在しましたが全く飽きることがありませんでした。それぞれの展示には、様々な困難や悲劇に見舞われながらも、強かに逞しく歴史を紡いできた沖縄そのものを感じることが出来ると思います。ビーチやレジャーで遊ぶのもいいですが、こうした博物館で沖縄の歴史を体感するのもいいかもしれません。
The appearance of building is as "White Uluru"! It is a very spacious building, and has historical museum and art museum. Because the height of the building is not very high, I feel that the light from the outside is sufficiently taken inside. Especially the lobby is very bright! Because the composition and signs in the building are simple and functional, people who have visited there for the first time will not get lost. Of course, guidance of each language such as English is also complete. There are experience rooms for children in the building. Everyone regardless of age will be able to use and enjoy this museum.
I think that the fees of those museums are a little cheaper than other museums(Historical museum: 410 Yen/Adult, Art museum: 310 Yen/Adult). Fees of historical museum and art museum are completely separated.
The permanent exhibition of the historical museum exhibits very interesting nature and culture unique to Okinawa, from prehistoric natural environment to modern history. I stayed at the museum for over 3 hours, but I did not get tired of it at all. As you know, Okinawa has suffered from various difficulties and tragedies so far. But still it has weaved their own history strongly. You'll feel the power of Okinawa from the exhibits.
If necessary, you can take a guide explanation. However, there are guides that can not be explained in foreign languages such as English, attention is necessary.

3. Senagajima Island

Tomigusuku, Okinawa Prefecture
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4 based on 432 reviews

Senagajima Island

Reviewed By usmcmvp - Okinawa, Japan

They have been doing a lot of work to this place. The sea wall area is well manicured and beautiful. The side of the hill now has restaurants and cafes, shops and nice places to sit and enjoy the view.

3-2-22 Kumoji | JA Dream-kan 2F, Naha 900-0015, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-917-1500
Excellent
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4 based on 122 reviews

Umichurara

Reviewed By FirstVillage - Tokyo, Japan

Located at the Kokusai Street in the heart of Naha, this is the official souvenir shop of the Churaumi Aquarium - one of the world's best. They have a few fish tanks that offer a glimpse of the aquarium, lots of souvenirs and a cafe, where you can purchase advance tickets to the aquarium, located 90 km from Naha. Worth a visit.

5. Toyosaki Kaihin Koen

5-1 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku 901-0225, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-850-5332
Excellent
35%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 127 reviews

Toyosaki Kaihin Koen

Reviewed By richdjing

With a perfect sunset and views of the Keramas serving as a backdrop, this place is a photographers dream. The beach itself has several amenities and plenty of parking.

6. Umikaji Terrace

174-6 Senaga Okinawa | UmikajiTerrace, Tomigusuku 901-0233, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-851-7446
Excellent
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4 based on 269 reviews

Umikaji Terrace

Reviewed By geoff180352 - Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Went there on a very hot day and must say walking around with little kids is not the best idea there. Lots of steps and tight walking areas makes for some hard times with the little ones.
Food selection was outstanding and so many different options to choose from. Bring water if on a hot day cause I can't recall there being many vending machines in the area.

7. Umanchu Market

4-20 Nishizaki | Michi-no-Eki Itoman, Itoman 901-0305, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-992-6510
Excellent
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Umanchu Market

Reviewed By BYamamoto - Kapaa, Hawaii

This complex of shops are on the road side in Itoman close to Naha Airport.
Features a local farmers market and garden shop. The market carries local fruits and vegetables fresh from the farms that morning. The fish market features local fish whole,cut or prepared for you to eat. The other building sells local Okinawa products.
An authentic farmenrs market clean and bright

8. Shikina-en Garden

421-7 Maaji, Naha 902-0072, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-855-5936
Excellent
36%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 442 reviews

Shikina-en Garden

Reviewed By JH72 - London, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful garden with a nice big pond and fantastically placed quaint little buildings placed all of the garden. Original people were the Sho family and they headed up the Ryūkyū Kingdom.
I walked to this place from the Shuri Hilton Hotel and it took me about 45 minutes along a dusty road with lots of traffic. Closest Yui Rail is Shuri but its still 2km from there. There are buses and taxis though.

9. Michi-no-Eki Toyosaki

3-39 Toyosaki, Tomigusuku 901-0225, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-850-8280
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Michi-no-Eki Toyosaki

Reviewed By muchan - Okinawa, Japan

They do have some fresh vegetables and fruits. When I visited this place, they had some kind of festival, so there was too many people for me. lol

10. Yukura

4-19-1 Nishizaki-cho | Michi-no-Eki Itoman, Itoman 901-0306, Okinawa Prefecture +81 98-992-1030
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 250 reviews

Yukura

Reviewed By Vicky A

This interesting place is good for pre-flight shopping:
Farmers market - for local produce and groceries
Seafood market - for fresh fish sashimi, sushi, oysters, scallops, lobsters, etc. (there are wooden tables and benches for eat-in)
Souvenir shop - for souvenirs, wine, snacks, glaasware, potteries, etc.

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