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Ufugi Nature Museum

263-1 Hiji, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-50-1025
Hours: 10:00-16:30
Closed: Mon, holidays (Except for May 4, 5)
Admission: Free


Hiji Falls

781-1 Hiji, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-3636
Hours: 9:00-18:00 *Last entry 16:00; Nov-Mar until 17:30 *Last entry 15:00
Admission: Adults ¥500, ages 6-15 ¥300


Yanbaru Discovery Forest

1301-7 Aha, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-7979
Canoe up a river on a subtropical jungle tour: Departure: 1st: 9:30-13:00 / 2nd:
Price: Adults ¥6,800 / ages 4-12 ¥4,500
Admission: Adults ¥300, ages 6-12 ¥200, ages 4-5 ¥100

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Emerald Beach

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 098-048-2741
Swimming season: April-September 8:30-19:00; October 8:30-17:30

With its beautiful white coral sand and shallow, crystal-clear water, this uniquely shaped beach is located in the northern corner of Ocean Expo Park, which is home to the popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. The beach is large enough to accommodate over 3,000 people at a time. This is said to be the only beach in the country that is surrounded by a lagoon.


Cape Hedo

Hedo, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-2101 (Kunigami Village Office)
Hours: 24 hours
Open daily
Admission: Free

Cape Hedo is the northernmost point of Okinawa’s main island. From here you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views on island. You’ll see both the Pacific and the East China Sea in one glance from the 230-foot-high cliff.

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Kouri Ocean Tower

538 Kouri, Nakijin Village
Tel: 0980-56-1616
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: 800 yen for adults, 300 yen for ages 6-12, free for under 6
Barrier-free accessibility *Except carts and observation deck

A scenic view site newly opened on Kouri Island in November 2013. Journey through a beautiful garden with ease by electric cart, viewing the subtropical vegetation and a waterfall, with the final destination a stunning view at the top of the observation tower. There are restaurants and a shell museum that exhibits more than 10,000 shells.


Okinawa World

1336 Maekawa, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City / Tel: 098-949-7421
Hours: 9:00-18:00 *Last entry 17:00 / Open daily
Admission: Open Greeting Pass
(Gyokusendo, Kingdom Village, Habu Museum Park)
Adults ¥1,650, ages 4-15 ¥830
Super Eisa show (30 min): 10:30 / 12:30 / 14:30 / 16:00 daily
Barrier-free accessibility *Except Gyokusendo (Limestone cave)

There are three distinct and interesting areas in the park. First, marvel at the most beautiful limestone cave in East Asia, Gyokusendo. Second, see an indigenous habu snake show at the Habu Museum Park. Third, make bingata textile and indigo dyed fabric inside an Okinawan house at the Ryukyu Kingdom Castle.


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