Cultural Heritage

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.
Closed Mondays
Cost Inquire for details
Address 62 Geruma, Zamami Village, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone 098-987-2153

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