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Ryukyu glass village
  • Parking available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Reservation ok
  • credit card available

Field tour, glass making experience, shopping, At Ryukyu glass village, from children to adults can enjoy together. Accessible place from Naha-airport.

The Ryukyu glass designs are American style color and design. Nowadays, Okinawan craftman are paying a lot of attention to cultivation of human resources and inheritance the culture.To be resistered as Okinawan craftman, your work needs recommendation from the union president and head of municipality to get a certification from governor of Okinawa. For doing all, It takes about at least 10 years of effort. There are 9 Okinawan craftman in here at Ryukyu glass vellage.

Must-see sights

  • Shop glass

    Shop

    The materials of Ryukyu glass are melted in a 2372°F pot for one night. The main material is silica sand mixed with soda ash and lime stone. To make colors, ocean blue, forest green, sky blue, cherry blossom pink, The skillful craftsman doing compounded under the strict quality control. Not only the color but also the design. Especially the air bubble is their strong point. All the ryukyu glasses are not for mass-produce but every one of the artwork has their passion. The dishes,wind-bel and accessories are all different, none of them are same.

  • Outlets

    Jangaraya

    At Jangaraya, you can buy glass products at inexpensive price. The hand-on ryukyu glass making experience is popular! You can make your own Accesory, Photo flame, Candle, Kaleidoscope, okinawan gurdian god Shisa, and wind-bell. You can enjoy making your own Ryukyu glass. There is a mini game corner which won a Ryukyu glass.

Ryukyu glass village workshop

at the workshop

Crastsmen have passion to making the Ryukyu glass. The 2372°F pot is so hot that during the summer, the inside of the craft shop temperture gets over 104°F . The pot for melting the materials works 24 hrs for 365days to make glasses during the day time, and to melt the materials during at night. So the only time when the pot stops, is the time the pot is remade.
During the summer time, the crast studio gets so hot even if you stand away from the fense of the making space, you will sweat. But it's fun to watch the crafts man making the glasses that you forget the time.

The glass just take out of the pot is very simmery and red like a magma. If you stir it it will have a shape. You blow an air with a long tool, and you make the shape with a tool called Youbashi. You can experience making your own Ryukyu glass by making a reservation. The glass after took out of the pot looks so colorful and beautiful but it's really dangerous to touch even a piese of paper will burn. The crafts man handle the glass and make a beautiful Ryukyu glass. After you enjoy watching the craftsman making the glass, it's recommended to go to the shop next to the studio. You can feel the efforts of the craftsman making the products more. There are beautiful color glasses and dishes of their work.

There is a kids playing corner at the souvenir shop where kids can enjoy. There is a restaurant inside the ryukyu glass village, you can enjoy having your meal. If your plan in Okinawan ruined by rainy weather, here is the best place to go! You will find your new hobbies!

Pictures

  • Ryukyu glass
  • Ryukyu glass village
  • Shisa
  • making process
  • Outlet products
  • Glass products
  • beer glass
  • various types glasses
  • Glass products
  • Glass clock
  • Glass shop
  • Outlets
  • at the work space
  • making process
  • Guide map
  • Banyan tree
  • making process
  • making process
  • making process
  • making process
  • making process
  • making process
  • Making glass experience
  • making process
  • Entrance
  • Entrance
  • Outlet product
  • Outlet product
  • Outlet product
  • making ryukyu glass experience
  • making ryukyu glass experience
  • Kids playing space

Ryukyu glass village Information

Name Ryukyu Glass village
Tel/Fax:

TEL:0989-97-4784

FAX:0989-97-4944

住所

Postcode: 901-0345 169 Aza Fukuji Itoman-city Okinawa

Access

It takes 25 minutes from Naha airport
   It takes 20 minutes from Okinanawa expressway

Hours

May vary area to area

Craft studio field tour
9:00~17:30

Fukuji shop and museum
10:00~17:00

Restaurant
11:00~17:00(Last order is 16:00)

Closed

Open year around
May be closed due to tayphoon

Fees

Fees

Craft studio field tour: Free

Original Ryukyu glass making : 1620yen-
A plate making : 2700yen-
Accessory making : 1620yen-
Making Photo flame : 1080yen-
Candle making : 1080yen-
Kaleidoscope making 648yen-
Painting : 756yen- 1620yen

How to pay

Budget

1000-3000yen
※Budget of glass making

Optional fee

For producs purchased in the shop, The shipping is 1000yen

Credit card

VISA、MASTERCARD、JCB、UC、銀聯

Currency

JPY only

Electronic money

Edy、iD、Suica、SUGOCA

Reservation

Reservation is available

You need a reservation in advance for making ryukyu glass

Facilities

Parking

Free
Bus:10 parking lots
Car:60 parking lots
Charger for electronic cars:2 charging spots

Information

Time

60 minutes

Smorking

You are not allowed to smoke at non smoking area.
There are several smorking area at the Ryukyu glass village.

Brochure
e.t.c

Wifi spot, Locker, medical office, nursing room, diper changing mat, wheel chair, stroller is available for renting

A little advise from Churashima travel

A brief comment

There are various kinds of Ryukyu glass and you can enjoy watching craftman making them! Also, you can experience making your own Ryukyu glass and it's a memorable souvenir! Here from kids to adults can enjoy!

Important notice

Experience making corner : Under elementry school students accompany parent is required.

What to bring


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