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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens Ishigaki

宮良殿内, 石垣

Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens (also Miyaradunchi) in the center of Ishigaki city in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is the early 19th century home of a government official, who was in charge of the unification of the Yaeyama Islands.

Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens Ishigaki

First built in 1819 the Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens is now designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens Ishigaki

Other things to see on Ishigaki Island include Torinji Temple and Gongendo Shrine, just a short way west of Ishigaki Port, Yonehara Beach, the Tojin Baka Memorial, Ishigaki Market, Banna Forest Park, Mt Nosoko, Maezato Beach, Mt Omoto, Uganzaki and Yonehara Palm Grove.

Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens
178 Okawa
Okinawa Prefecture

Admission: 200 yen
Hours: 9am-5pm; closed Tuesday

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