Nishihara is a town located in Nakagami District, , . In the Okinawan language, nishi means "north", as Nishihara was north of the historical Ryukyuan capital of Shuri.

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Okinawa Christian University is a private university in , , established in 2004. is situated 1¼ km north of Nishihara.

The University of the Ryukyus, abbreviated to Ryūdai, is a national university of in . is situated 1½ km north of Nishihara. Photo: Hykw-a4, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Monorail station
Tedako-Uranishi Station is a railway station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail in Urasoe, , Japan. is situated 2½ km northwest of Nishihara.

Localities in the Area

Yonabaru is a town in Shimajiri District, , . is situated 2½ km south of Nishihara. Photo: Hykw-a4, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Nakagusuku is a village located in Nakagami District, , . is situated 5 km northeast of Nishihara. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

Haebaru is a town located in Shimajiri District, , .As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 37,874 and a density of 3,500 persons per km². is situated 5 km southwest of Nishihara. Photo: Hykw-a4, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Kumemura was an Okinawan community of scholars, bureaucrats, and diplomats in the port city of Naha near the royal capital of , which was a center of culture and learning during the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom. is situated 9 km west of Nishihara.


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