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Okinawan spirit: eisa

Eisa dancing is performed on the last day of the three-day Obon celebration to bid farewell to the ancestors’ spirits (michi-junee). To most Uchinanchu (Okinawans), this day is a most chim-dondon (exciting) occasion. Young men and women travel around residential streets and business areas dancing eisa, accompanied by drums, folk songs, chants and whistling. Eisa was originally performed so that people could give the spirits a good send-off. Around 30 young men and women dance eisa at any one time, singing, chanting and playing drums to the strains of a sanshin.

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ビオスの丘

BIOS no OKA

961-30 Ishikawa Kadekaru, Uruma City
Tel: 098-965-3400
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00), daily
General admission: ¥710 for adults (junior high school students and older), ¥360 for ages 4 to elementary school
Combination admission (boat ride package): ¥1,230 for adults, ¥720 for ages 4 to elementary school

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体験王国むら咲むら

Murasaki Mura

1020-1 Takashiho, Yomitan Village / 
Tel: 098-958-1111
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (last craft registration 17:00) / Open daily
Admission: ¥600 for adults, ¥500 for junior and senior high school students, ¥400 for elementary school students, free for children ages 6 and under

 

東南植物楽園

Southeast Botanical Gardens

Chibana, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-939-2555
Hours: 9:00-18:00, daily; 9:00-22:00 Fri, Sat and days before holidays
Admission: 1,500 yen for adults; 1,000 yen for ages 16-18; 500 yen for ages 6-15; free for children under 6 and seniors over 95

http://www.southeast-botanical.jp/

 

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メガジップ & ゴーフォール

Mega Zip & Go Fall

Mega Zip & Go Fall
Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort
66-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (open 365 days)
Closed: Irregularly (for weather)
Email: panzaokinawa@pajapan.com
Facebook: facebook.com/panza.okinawa
panza.co.jp

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手作り工房 たつ房

Tatsu-bo

3710 Maeda, Onna Village
Tel: 098-964-4210
Hours (registration):10:00-15:30 for shisa making & coloring; 9:00-17:00 for shisa coloring only
Closed: Irregularly

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リーフ・エンカウンターズ

Reef Encounters

1-493 Miyagi, Chatan
Tel: 098-995-9414
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00; Sat-Sun 09:00-17:00

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海洋博公園

Ocean Expo Park

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 0980-48-3748
Hours: October-February 8:30-18:30 (Last entry 17:30);
March-September 8:30-20:00 (Last entry 19:00)

Admission: 1,850 yen for adults, 1,230 yen for high school students, 610 yen for elementary and junior high school students, free for children under 6./Annual Passport: 3,700 yen for adults, 2,460 yen for high school students, 1,220 yen for elementary and junior high school students.

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