178 Okawa
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1-12: Mon: - 09:00-17:00 Wed-Sun: - 09:00-17:00

About this sight

A former residence of the nobility and now preserved as a museum, this building and its grounds are symbolic of the architecture and landscape of the Yaeyama Islands. Erected in around 1819 by the local governor of Yaeyama, Miyaradunchi is Okinawa's oldest standing example of a samurai-style villa and a designated Important Cultural Property. The building's architectural style mimics Shuri architecture, named after Shuri, the capital of the former Ryukyu Kingdom.