Entrance to Nakayamagwa / なかやまぐわぁの入口

I stumbled on this guest house after traveling to Zamami with the intention of camping, and changed at the last min after realising it would actually cost a similar amount.

Yamanakagwa is located on the island of Zamami, part of the Kerama island group. Zamami is easily accessible from Tomari port in Naha city. Although there are a few ferries that travel to Zamami I took the Queen Zamami 3, its quite expensive at ¥5,970 return but only takes 50 mins with a quick stop at Aka island (also with going to while your in Zamami, Ferries but daily at ¥300).

View over Furuzamami beach / 古座間味海岸の景色

Firstly the location although a little hard see at first is amazing, right in the village on the sea front. There is a supermarket as well as few restaurants dotted about, all within about 10-15 mins walk from the guest house.

Due to its tatami floors and traditional style it feels a bit more like a ryokan than a guest house. It has a great common area that is open all day and for some of the evening

Zamami village / 座間味忖

I think the best thing tho has to be the couple that run the guest house, I think Yoshi is the most genuine and friendly guy I have ever met and with his help made this one of the best trips I have ever made.

How to find yamanakaguwa:

159 Aza Zamami
Zamami-son
Shimajiri-gun
Okinawa
901-3402
Japan
Web: www.nakayamagwa.com
Tweet: @nakayamagwa

 

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