The Takara Residence
Over one hundred years of homespun charm
Built at the end of the 19th century, the Takara Residence is a beautifully preserved example of Okinawan architectural style. Step inside to appreciate the subtle but atmospheric details of the interior, lovingly maintained by Takejiro Nakamura, the 88-year-old manager of the building. The incredibly thick walls that surround and protect the house are made from local coral, constructed in a way that is unique to this area.
Inside, take a look at this designated National Important Cultural Property’s collection of handmade folk furniture while enjoying the soothing sound of sanshin music, a traditional Okinawa stringed instrument. The residence is also very close to the unpaved alleys and winding pathways of Geruma Island, the perfect place to take a stroll and enjoy Okinawa’s slow pace of life.
|Open||9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Cost||Inquire for details|
|Address||62 Geruma, Zamami Village, Okinawa Prefecture|