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沖縄伝統空手道古武道国際研修センター

International Karate Study Center

Murasaki Mura is home to the International Karate Study Center, where visitors can try their empty hand at karate. Typical classes, available in both Japanese and English, are one hour long, although extended sessions are possible. Book a lesson in advance and experience traditional Okinawan karate.

Tel: 080-3200-5471
Admission: ¥2,575 / person (¥1,620 / person with 5 participants or more)
*1-20 participants can be accommodated at one time
Closed: Sun

 

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浜比嘉島

Hamahiga Island

Hamahiga is a small island with a perimeter of only seven kilometers.According to Ryukyuan legend, this island was inhabited by the gods and hosts a number of sacred sites and spiritual places in villages full of traditional houses. To get to the island, go to Henza Island via the inter-island causeway, then take the Hamahiga Bridge, built in 1997. The island is a peaceful getaway with beautiful natural beaches.

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東南植物楽園

Southeast Botanical Gardens

2146 Chibana, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-939- 2555
Hours: Sun-Thu 9:00-18:00; Fri, Sat and the day before public holidays 9:00-22:00
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥1,500, ages 16-18 ¥1,000, ages 7-15 ¥500, under 6 free
*Free admission to restaurant and shop on the premises *Annual passport: Adults ¥3,650, ages 15-18 ¥2,500, ages 7-14 ¥1,250

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福地川海浜公園

Fukujigawa Seaside Park

Recommended for families with young children looking for well-equipped beaches is Fukujigawa Seaside Park, which has a beach where jellyfish nets are installed. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and other activities are also on offer. The park has both a seaside and a riverside area.

 334 Kawata, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-51-2301
Hours: Apr-Oct 9:00-18:00; Nov-Mar until 17:00
Open daily

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うっぱまビーチ

Uppama Beach

With one kilometer of pure white sand, Uppama Beach can be found beyond some sugarcane fields near the Gesashi no hirugi bayashi mangrove forest. This pristine beach is recommended when visiting Higashi Village, located in a mountainous area.

292-50 Gesashi, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-56-2767
Swimming season: Year round

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どきどきヤンバルンチャー

Doki Doki Yambarunture

Tel: 0980-55-8118
Admission:
Adults: ¥
6,500 / ages 11-15 ¥4,500 / ages 4-10 ¥500 Ride hours: 9:00 / 10:20 / 11:40 / 13:00 / 14:20 / 15:40 / 17:00

*Ages 4-12 must ride with an adult.
*About a 20-minute drive from Kyodo I.C.,
the northernmost end of the Okinawa Expressway

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ヒルギふれあい公園

Hirugi Fureai Park

This is a park set in the midst of mangrove trees in Gesashi Bay. The mangrove forest has been designated a national natural monument. There is a walkway through the park and an observation deck from where visitors can observe the mangroves.

54-1 Gesashi, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-51-2433

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フィッシャリーナ

Fisharena

This is a new commercial area in Chatan Town with various shops lining a walkway along the coastline and chartered boats departing daily from berths in the marina for the Kerama Islands. Six new hotels, including a Doubletree by Hilton, and condominiums are scheduled to open by 2020, adding to the already existing Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort.All along the walkways extending from here past American Village and Sunset Beach to Araha Beach are popular spots for watching the sunset.

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