Okinawa Island Guide

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東南植物楽園

Southeast Botanical Gardens

2146 Chibana, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-939-2555
Hours: 9:00-18:00, daily; 9:00-22:00 Fri, Sat and days before holidays
Admission: 1,500 yen for adults; 1,000 yen for ages 16-18; 500 yen for ages 6-15; free for children under 6
Barrier-free accessibility
http://www.southeast-botanical.jp/

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ビオスの丘

BIOS no OKA

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
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海洋博公園

Ocean Expo Park

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: 8:00-18:00; Mar-Sep 8:00-19:30
Closed: The first Wednesday and the following day of December for maintenance
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海洋文化館(プラネタリウム)

Oceanic Culture Museum (Planetarium)

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: 8:30-17:30 *Last entry 17:00; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 *Last entry 18:30
Admission: High school students and older ¥190; free for children aged 15 and under
*Free audio guide is available for certain programs in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
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熱帯ドリームセンター

Tropical Dream Center

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: 8:30-17:30 *Last entry 17:00; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 *Last entry 18:30
Admission: Age 16 and over ¥690, ages 6-15 ¥350, under 6 free
*A half-price entry discount is offered to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket holders.
*Free audio guide is available in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
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オキちゃんイルカショー

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)
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With the East China Sea and Ie Island in the background, Oki-chan Theater features dolphin performances by park idol Oki-chan and her friends. The show’s playful stars entertain audiences with their high jumps and dance routines. The theater is located just across from the aquarium building, surrounded by Dolphin Lagoon, the Sea Turtle Pool and the Manatee Pool.

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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.

スポーツワールドサザンヒル アイスアリーナ

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
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宇堅ビーチ

Uken Beach

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

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玉城乗馬ファーム

Tamaki Horseback Riding Farm

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

ミハマキッズパーク

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.

かりゆしかんなタラソラグーナ

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.


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