Miyara Dunchi, Ishigaki Island Okinawa Japan

Miyara Dunchi ishigaki-jima okinawa japan

Dating back to 1819 this example of a Ryukyu style Samurai house is a rare find on any of the Okinawa islands as most were destroyed in the battles of World War Two. Miyara Dunchi is a prime example of how noble members of the Ryukyu Royal Government would have lived before the Japanese prefecture system was put in place during the Meji Period.

The house was originally the residence of Miyara Pei-chin Toen, the administrator of Miyara-Magiri (an old administrative district). Today, Miyara Dunchi has a classic Okinawan red tiled roof and a beautiful dry landscape Japanese-style garden. Visitors have a chance to get a glimpse of how a true Ryukyu samurai would have lived long ago. The house and garden are officially designated an important Japanese cultural asset. Entrance in to the house it not allowed but guests can enjoy the garden and view the architecture of the house form outside.

Admission: Adults 200yen, Kids 100yen
Open hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed days: Tuesdays
 

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