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Discover Gaja in Japan!

Gaja in the region of Okinawa is a place located in Japan - some 962 mi (or 1,549 km) South-West of Edo, the country's capital.

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Local time in Gaja is now 07:32 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Tokyo" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yonagusuku, Yonabaru, Unaha, Tomigusuku, Itoman or Okinawa. When in this area, you might want to check out Ujidomari, Ona, Oshiro, Naha, Makiminato and Gishi as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Videos

Ryukyu Classical Dance: Yuchidaki ()

05:12 min ( September 22, 2010 by visitokinawajapan)
Views: 2,305 - Rating: 5/5

Please join Our Facebook page! www.facebook.com The 17th Shurijo Castle Park Mid-Autumn Celebration September 19th, 2010 At Shurijo Castle Park: Una Forecourt In Naha City, Okinawa 17 In Ryukyu Kingdo...

Buku Buku Tea Ceremony /

05:00 min ( December 28, 2010 by visitokinawajapan)
Views: 2,019 - Rating: 5/5

Please join Our Facebook page! www.facebook.com Buku Buku Tea Ceremony at Shikina-en Royal Garden Akeshino No Kai is one of the organizations which preserves and promotes Buku Buku Cha, Okinawan tra...


Vehicle Camera okinawa

04:09 min ( February 12, 2009 by OkinawaSlowlife)
Views: 5,592 - Rating: 5/5

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Railway okinawa monorail

05:28 min ( February 09, 2010 by OkinawaSlowlife)
Views: 2,513 - Rating: 4.6/5

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Gaja during the next days.

01
Jun
2019

Swim Team Spring Season (25 Mar- 16 Jun 2019) MCCS Okinawa

Beginning: 11:00 pm (23:00).
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08
Jun
2019

OkiSneakerCon 3

Beginning: 12:00 pm (12:00).
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22
Jul
2019

MCCS Okinawa Youth Sports Baseball & Softball 2019

Beginning: 05:00 pm (17:00).
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Interesting facts about this location

Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle is a Ryūkyūan castle in Shuri, Okinawa. It was the palace of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. Beginning in 1992, it was reconstructed on the original site based on photographs, historical records, and memory.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 26.21, 127.76 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures completed in 1992, Castles in Okinawa Prefecture, Naha, Okinawa, World Heritage Sites in Japan

Shureimon

Shureimon is a gate in the Shuri neighborhood of Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the second of Shuri Castle's main gates. It was built in the 16th century. The gate reflects strong Chinese influence, alongside indigenous religious traditions. The four Chinese characters framed on the gate - Shu, rei, no, and kuni, which mean 'Land of Propriety' - were added to the gate long after it was built.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 26.21, 127.76 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Okinawa Prefecture, Gates in Japan, Visitor attractions in Okinawa Prefecture

Shimajiri District, Okinawa

Shimajiri District, Okinawa is a district located in Okinawa, Japan. Modern translation of Shimajiri means "Butt of the island" which may refer to its southerly position on the island of Okinawa. Compare this to Kunigami District, Okinawa. However, there a hundreds of geographic references throughout Japan and even into the northern Kuriles using "shiri", to approximate the Ainu word shir, meaning island.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 26.21, 127.76 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Districts in Okinawa Prefecture

Tamaudun

is a mausoleum in Shuri, Okinawa, built for Ryūkyūan royalty in 1501 by King Shō Shin, the third king of the second Shō dynasty a short distance from Shuri Castle. The site, covering an area of 2,442m², consists of two stone-walled enclosures, the three compartments of the mausoleum itself facing north and backed by a natural cliff to the south.

More reading: Tamaudun homepage
Located at 26.21, 127.76 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures completed in 1501, Mausoleums, Ryukyu Kingdom, World Heritage Sites in Japan

Ryukyu Kingdom

The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom which ruled most of the Ryukyu Islands from the 15th century to the 19th century. The Kings of Ryukyu unified Okinawa Island and extended the kingdom to the Amami Islands in modern-day Kagoshima Prefecture, and the Sakishima Islands near Taiwan. Despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East and Southeast Asia.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 26.21, 127.76 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:1879 disestablishments, Ryukyu Islands, Ryukyu Kingdom, States and territories established in 1429

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