ShuriSoba Okinawa Noodle in Naha

Shuri Soba Okinawa Noodle near Shuri castle is very popular not only for tourists but for locals. Even in July before Japanese summer vacation, many people visited this shop.

Okinawa noodle is the first choice. Most of visitors order “Jushi” rice with noodle.

Shuri Soba shop in July 2020
Noodle Large size in 600yen. 500 yen set of Slimmered “NItsuke” and “Onigiri” rice


Japanese Tourists do not visit Shurijo Castle Park, Okinawa.

Most of visitor for Shuri castle are foreign tourists especially Chinese and Korean. By COVID-19 and bad relationship with Korea, almost visitors are Japanese or foreigners living in Japan. Tourists do not visit the park especially main buildings even though tourists can officially travel between prefectures since June 19, 2020. Probably they are not interested in burn-out castle in 2019.

Shuri Castle in June 2020
Shuri Castle in July 2020
Shuri castle park in June 2020
Stone street near Shuri castle park in July 2020
Shuri castle in July 2020

Even Japanese tourists will not return to downtown area of Naha, Okinawa, any more.

Japanese government has officially allowed tourists to travel between prefectures, fter June 19th, 2020. Even after this day, the half of shops in Kokusai street in Naha were closed because they have targeted foreign tourists especially Chinese tourists.

Most of flights to Haha has been full of Japanese passengers especially weekend. However, they stay in other area such as northern Okinawa without staying in Naha. Even Japanese tourists do not return to Naha any more, unless the shops in Kokusai focus on not only foreign tourist but Japanese.

Kokusai street, June 2020
Kokusai street, July 2020
Nouren Plaza shopping mall in June 2020.
Breakfast in Hotel Sunpalace Kyuuyoukan