Once an important road, the Kinjo Stone-paved road linked Shuri Castle with Naha Port & Southern Okinawa.
Today the Kinjo stone-paved road is only 300 meters in length but this section was once part of the Madamamichi which was approximately 10 kilometers.
Made out of Ryukyu limestone and about 500 years old it makes a nice Sunday stroll, although it is up hill so the 300 meters can feel a lot longer!
After our visit to Naminoue-gu Shrine we headed over to Kinjo for some lunch; I can’t remember the name of the restaurant but it was right at the bottom of Kinjocho and served the most delicious purple sweet potato ice-cream, ever (and this is saying a lot because I do not like purple sweet potato ice-cream!)
As you walk the stone-paved path you may notice little informational signs which talk about the various plants/flowers that grow along the path, although Matt noticed none of which were native to Okinawa!
You may also notice some traditional houses with the limestone walls and red-tile roofs and about half way up the path there is an open-air resting place where you can take off your shoes and have a little break!
I probably wouldn’t make a trip down just for this but if you happen to be in the area or better yet, planning a trip to Shuri Castle, definitely keep this little piece of history in mind!
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