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Sunset Square (located in Ocean Expo Park)

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Hours: March-September 8:00-19:30; October-February 8:00-18:00
Closed: 1st Wednesday and the following day of December
Admission: Free (playground equipment for ages 3-12 only)

This is an open-air recreation facility located on the premises of Ocean Expo Park. Sunset Square, as its name implies, affords an amazing view of the sun setting over the East China Sea, beautifully turning the sky and ocean red. There is no admission required for Sunset Square. (Admission to Ocean Expo Park is free, too.) After parking your car, you can get around the park on foot or by shuttle bus (fee).

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Native Okinawan Village

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
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)
Barrier-free accessibility



1241 Ginama, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-8117
Hours: Until Mar. 31, 2018 9:00-16:00; Apr.1-27 until 17:00
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥820, ages 4-14 ¥520

*From April 28, 2018
Hours: 9:30-17:30 / Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥1,100, ages 4-14 ¥550, over 65 \850


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Glass House in the Forest

478 Biimata, Nago City
Tel: 0980-54-2121
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: Free
URL: (Japanese)
Barrier-free accessibility

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.

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Ogimi Roadside Station

1373 Nerome, Ogimi Village
Tel: 0980-44-3048

Furusato Shokudo (1F)
Hours: 11:30-17:00
Open daily

Byu Byu (2F)
Hours: 11:00-17:00
*Last order Mon-Thu 15:00; Sun, holidays 16:00
Closed: Fri, Sat, irregularly


Gala Aoi Umi

915 Takashiho, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-958-3940
Hours: 10:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: Free
Barrier-free accessibility


Kijoka Bashofu Kaikan

454 Kijoka, Ogimi Village
Tel: 0980-44-3033
Hours: 10:00-17:30 *Nov-Mar until 17:00
Closed: Sun

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.




Busena Marine Park

Underwater observatory and glass bottom boat
1744-4 Kise, Nago City
Tel: 0980-52-3379
Open daily
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.

Underwater observatory:
1,030 yen for adults, 820 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 520 yen for ages 4-15

Glass-bottom boat:
1,540 yen for adults, 1,230 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 770 yen for ages 4-15

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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

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.


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