424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Hours: Oct-Feb 8:30-17:30; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 / Admission: Free
*Free traditional Okinawan lifestyle experience: Hours: 10:00-16:00 (sanshin until 15:30)
478 Biimata, Nago City
URL: www.morinogarasukan.co.jp (Japanese)
At Glass House in the Forest in the northern city of Nago, you can watch glass artisans at work and even try your hand at glassblowing with the help of one of the artists (from ¥1,620 / Reservations for glass making required). Don't forget to take a look at the shop, which stocks over 200 types of colorful Ryukyu glassware.This place is a 30-minute drive from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.
1373 Nerome, Ogimi Village
Furusato Shokudo (1F)
Byu Byu (2F)
*Last order Mon-Thu 15:00; Sun, holidays 16:00
Closed: Fri, Sat, irregularly
454 Kijoka, Ogimi Village
Hours: 10:00-17:30 *Nov-Mar until 17:00
A large collection of bashofu products are on display and available for purchase on the first floor along with documents and films introducing the bashofu production process, while on the second floor visitors can actually see the textile being made.
Underwater observatory and glass bottom boat
1744-4 Kise, Nago City
Hours: April-October 9:00-18:00; November-March 9:00-17:30
*Entrance permitted up to 30 minutes before closing time.
Combination admission (underwater observatory & glass-bottom boat):
Adults ¥2,060, ages 16-22 ¥1,650, under 16 ¥1,030 *Glass-bottom boat departs every 20 minutes from 9:10.
1,030 yen for adults, 820 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 520 yen for ages 4-15
1,540 yen for adults, 1,230 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 770 yen for ages 4-15
961-30 Ishikawa Kadekaru, Uruma City
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:00)
General admission: Adults ¥900, ages 4-12 ¥500; Combination admission (boat ride package): Adults ¥1600, ages 4-12 ¥900
Enjoy Okinawa’s rich natural surroundings such as lush evergreen forests, subtropical flora, crystal-clear waters and rare animals. Numerous kinds of orchids are planted throughout the area. Take a walk or choose from of a boat ride, canoe ride or water buffalo-drawn cart to take you around the park.
2146 Chibana, Okinawa City
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
390-1 Yamakawa, Motobu Town
Admission: Age 16 and older ¥500, ages 3-15 ¥250
The butterfly garden near Ocean Expo Park hoststhe 1,662-square-meter Chocho House, where you can experience dozens of Okinawa's rare butterflies landing on you, including the protected Futaocho and the Konohacho with its fallen leaf camouflage. Bright red clothing will attract the most butterflies. The facility also features other insects, a souvenir shop and ocean view restaurants.