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沖縄こどもの国

Okinawa Zoo & Museum

5-7-1 Goya, Okinawa City / Tel: 098-933-4190
Hours: 9:30-18:00 *Oct-Mar until 17:30
Closed: Tue, Dec. 30-Jan. 1
Admission: Adults ¥500, ages 13-18 ¥200, ages 4-12 ¥100, under 3 free
(Museum); Adults ¥200, ages 4-18 ¥100, under 3 free
Barrier-free accessibility

Okinawa Zoo & Museum is home to about 150 species, a total of more than 1,000 animals, including elephants and lions. The facility features a petting zoo, a merry-go-round, kids ride-on cars and a wonder museum with workshop exhibits and a hands-on experience corner for children.

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中村家住宅

Nakamura House

106 Oshiro, Kitanakagusuku Village
Tel: 098-935-3500
Hours: 9:00-17:30
Closed: Tue
Admission: 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for junior and senior high school students, 200 yen for elementary school students.

 

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琉球村

Ryukyu Mura

1130 Yamada, Onna Village
Tel: 098-965-1234
Hours: 8:30-17:30 (Jul through Sep 9:00-18:00)
Admission: Adults ¥1,200, ages 6-15 ¥600
Barrier-free accessibility

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古宇利オーシャンタワー

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.

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おきなわワールド

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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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)
Open daily
General admission: Adults ¥900, ages 4-12 ¥500; Combination admission (boat ride package): Adults ¥1600, ages 4-12 ¥900
Barrier-free accessibility

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ガンガラーの谷

Valley of Gangala

202 Maekawa, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City
Tel: 098-948-4192
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥2,200, ages 15-18 ¥1,700* Free for children under 14 accompanied by a parent
*Free for parent-accompanied elementary school students and under.
Tour departures: 10:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 16:00 Reservations required by phone or online the previous day (but tour possible on the same day if space available)

 

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