Tsuboya Yachimun Street

Tsuboya Yachimun Street © Iry

Enjoy both the pottery and pottery experience

Tsuboya Yachimun Street is a street located in Naha, Okinawa. About 300 years ago various potters scattered in various places began to gather here. Now it is a popular spot for dealers of pottery to line up their wares and sell them. The street itself has cobblestone and red brick houses on it and exudes an atmosphere unique to Okinawa, and is fun just to walk down. There are dealers and antique shops as well as cafes to take a break at, and it’s definitely a place you’d do well to visit if you came to Okinawa.

If you have time, there’s a pottery creation experience for you to enjoy here as well. At the Ikutoen and Shisa Workshop you can make pottery yourself in courses that range from 30min to 1h30m. Courses vary in rates but are commonly about 3000 yen. If you’re interested, drop by and give it a try. It’s recommended you reserve in advance because classes can fill up. 


By car, get on the Okinawa Motorway and take the Naha IC (那覇IC). Depending on time there may or may not be parking. The street is a one-way street so please be careful. By bus, the Tsuboya bus stop is closest (壺屋). By monorail you can go to Makishi Station (牧志駅) and walk 15 minutes.

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Description: Tsuboya Yachimun Street

Sights Tsuboya Yachimun Street (壺屋やちむん通り)
Address 1 Tsuboya, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 902-0065
Phone / Fax Phone:
Duration 3Hour(s)
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Tsuboya Yachimun Street