Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide

Churayashi Park Okinawa

2146 Chibana, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-939-2555

Barrier-free access

A limited number of wheelchair and stroller rentals are available at the entrance reception—no reservations.
Day, night, and full-day tickets are available, as well as tickets with a lunch set.



961-30 Ishikawa Kadekaru, Uruma City
Tel: 098-965-3400
Open daily

Prefecture residents are given a discount for entry.

Admission includes a ride on the lake boat.

Barrier-free access

Wheelchair-accessible lake viewing boats with supporting staff.

See the barrier-free access map on Bios-no-Oka official website.


Ocean Expo Park

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 0980-48-2741

Closed: The first Wednesday and Thursday of December for maintenance
Barrier-free access

Wheelchairs and baby carriages are available for free rent at the entrance of each gate and at the gate and information desks of each facility.

No advance reservations. First-come, first-served.

Renters must show ID and fill out an application form.

Returns accepted at all rental locations.

Barrier-free map available on the official website.



Oceanic Culture Museum (Planetarium)

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
*Free audio guide is available for certain programs in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
Barrier-free access


Tropical Dream Center

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
*A half-price entry discount to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket holders.
*Free audio guide is available in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
Barrier-free access


Okichan Theater

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Admission: Free
Dolphin show (approximately 20 min): 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:30 / 16:00 / 17:30 (*Apr-Sep only)
Barrier-free access



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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Sports World Southern Hill

460-1, Miyahira, Haebaru Town
Tel: 098-888-5858
Hours: 11:00-20:00; Sat, Sun 10:00-21:00; holidays 10:00-20:00
Admission: 1,700 yen for adults, 1,500 yen for ages 13-18, 1,300 yen for ages 6-12, 1,100 yen for under 6, 300 yen for spectators
Open daily


Uken Beach

Tel: 098-974-7772
Swimming season: late Apr-late Oct
Parking ¥500


Tamaki Horseback Riding Farm

1063-1 Odo, Itoman City
Tel: 090-1948-5133 (Japanese only)
Hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Irregular closings


Mihama Kids’ Park

2F, Depot Island at's Chatan Bldg., 9-17 Mihama, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-936-5667
Hours: 10:00-19:00
Open daily
Two-hour admission: Mon-Fri 300-850 yen for children and 300 yen for guardian.

This is an indoor playground located at Depot Island. English-speaking staff is available at all times to assist international visitors.


Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna

Bade Zone (2F), 1817 Kanna, Ginoza Village
Tel: 098-983-2323
Admission: 2,360 yen for adults, 1,820 yen for ages 65 and over, 1,280 yen for ages 3 to elementary school students. (Prices include tax and towel rental.)
Hours: 10:00-22:00 *last entry 21:00
Open daily

Including Jacuzzis, saunas, seawater swimming pools, slides and an open-air iwaburo (a bath made using rocks), Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna features 14 types of facilities, all which allow you to enjoy exercises while taking advantage of the buoyancy and other beneficial effects of the water. Relaxation time spent in one of the Jacuzzis on the outdoor terrace while taking in the grand ocean view is second to none. You can treat yourself to a watsu (a form of body therapy conducted in warm water) session, or beauty treatments at the salon located on the third floor. The restaurant on the first floor is a perfect stop for a healthy meal.