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Yanbaru Discovery Forest

Some of the trails in this area were built on a portion of the US military’s Aha Training Area, which was returned to Japan in 1998. Staffed with full-time guides, the facility offers various activities such as river canoe tours and guided forest trekking. (Japanese-speaking guides only)

One of the attractions here is a movie set used to shoot a live-action film titled “Gegege no Kitaro: Kitaro and the Millennium Curse,” a screen adaptation of a popular Japanese manga series. Here, visitors can see a traditional thatched-roof house, rarely found in Okinawa today.


やんばる学びの森 Yanbaru Discovery Forest

1301-7 Aha, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-7979
Canoe up a river on a subtropical jungle tour: Departure: 1st: 9:30-13:00 / 2nd: 13:30-17:00
Price: Adults ¥6,800 / ages 4-12 ¥4,500
Admission: Adults ¥300, ages 6-12 ¥200, ages 4-5 ¥100

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