915 Takashiho, Yomitan Village
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
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.
538 Kouri, Nakijin Village
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.
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.