Takara's House

Geruma, Takara's House

Takara house on Geruma island
Takara's house on Geruma island

Located on Geruma, Takara's House (TAKARA-KE) is a nationally-designated important cultural property (architecture), which is an important cultural resource. Takara is an old family known as a master family of boatmen. The house is a well-preserved and maintained important cultural resource of Okinawan-style house. It is said that the house was constructed in the late 19th century by Peechin Nakandakari, who served a chief boatman for a public vessel toward Qing (China) during the late Ryukyu Kingdom.

Mansion surrounded by a stone wall made of coral has been open to the public. (Admission 200 yen)

Other places

Saku original rocks in Geruma island
Saku Hara (Sakubaru) rock formations is a series of huge rock that was a very strange form that is on the west side of Geruma island.
Akagawara Village
Villages in Kerama Islands are still archaic because this island had comparatively little damage in the Pacific War and most of the houses remained un-destroyed.