The Nakamura House

The Nakamura House


Nakamura House is a residence which has all distinct characteristics of Okinawa’s architecture in prewar era.

The existent building was built in the mid 18th century. The basic structural method dates back to the architecture in mainland Japan between the Kamakura and Muromachi periods. The particular Okinawa style methods were added to the details which made it distinct structure.

The remain consists of both old worrior class style and farmers’ style which equipped raised floor warehouse, barn, animals shed and others. It has all characteristics of Okinawa’s architectures.
It is quite rare that whole housing structure remained in Okinawa main island that we can learn rich farmer’s life style at that time. It was designated as a Ryukyu Government’s designated heritage in 1956, and an important cultural property by Japanese government in 1972.

Facility Information
The building which has distinct characteristics of Okinawa's housing architecture in prewar era located in Kitanakagusuku Village. A Japanese Important Cultural Property.
Business Hours
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open everyday
Adults: 500 yen
Juniors high/high school student: 300 yen
Elementary school students: 200 yen
Preschool students: free of charge

Adult 450 yen
Junior high/high school students: 270 yen
Elementary school students: 180 yen
Preschool students: free of charge

[Disabled persons]
Adults: 400 yen
Junior high/high school students: 240 yen
Elementary school students: 160 yen
Preschool students: free of charge

*Group discount (10% off) applies to 20 or more people
*Admission for disabled persons is 20% discounted from basic admission (disability certificate is required)
*Care givers are free of charge when needed to accompany
*Group discount for disabled persons applies 20%.
160 Aza Oshiro, Kitanakagusuku Village, Nakagami gun, Okinawa 901-2314
Telephone / FAX
Transportation Access
Via Highway 58
From Naha City: about 35 mins, 17 km
From Nago City: about 1 hour, 50 km

Via Okinawa Express way
From Naha I.C.: about 15 mins, 15 km
From Kyoda I.C. in Nago City: about 40 mins, 47 km