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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
The Yamatoga Well has a long and mysterious history. Records show that the site was excavated around the year 1720. The well is an excellent example of the high level of stonecutter skills that existed in the Ryukyu kingdom around that period. Surrounding the well are stone walls, on the other side of the walls there is a set of stairs carved into Ryukyu limestone leading down to a natural spring.
Local history tells a tale of two guarded gates that once stood in front of the Yamatoga Well. The general public living on Miyakojima Island was not allowed to enter the well. Admittance was reserved to a select group of officials from Shuri Castle, the former capital of the Ryukyu kingdom.
From Miyakojima Airport: Approx. 15min. by car
From Miyakojima Port: Approx.15min by car
Address: Hirara, Miyakojima city