A shabu-shabu restaurant on top of a fake tree? Its like a childhood dream come true.

If you have ever wanted a treehouse, but your parents never would buy/build you one, Gajumaru restaurant in Okinawa is not going to make you feel any better. Near the Naha airport, there sits a restaurant high atop a fake tree that looks like something out of a Hayao Miyazaki film. Short of any woodland creatures that can also double as a catbus, the current edition of the restaurant is a shabu-shabu joint that should make all of your neglected childhood dreams come true.

Gajumaru restaurant in Okinawa.

Gajumaru restaurant in Okinawa.

The view from the restaurant is spectacular. Diners will ascend a winding stairwell which will lead them to a perch that gets all patrons a stunning view of Naha Harbor.

Source: Inthralld
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