Yamatoga Well, Miyakojima Okinawa Japan

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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

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA