Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide

Gala Aoi Umi

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


Churayashi Park Okinawa Southeast Botanical Garden

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.


13th Chatan Narai Haarii


Futenma Shrine

Tel: 098-892-3344
Prayer hours: 10:00-17:00


Okinawa Zoo & Museum

5-7-1 Goya, Okinawa City / Tel: 098-933-4190
Closed: Dec. 30-Jan. 1
Barrier-free access

Okinawa Zoo & Museum is home to more than 1,000 animals of about 150 species, including elephants and lions. The facility features a petting zoo, a merry-go-round, kids ride-on cars and a wonder museum with workshop exhibits and a hands-on experience corner for children.


Nakamura House

106 Oshiro, Kitanakagusuku Village
Tel: 098-935-3500
Hours: 9:00-17:30
Closed: Tue
Admission: 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for junior and senior high school students, 200 yen for elementary school students.


ディーアンドデパートメント バイオキナワスタンダード

D&Department Okinawa by Okinawa Standard

Tel: 098-894-2112
Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Tue



Murasaki Mura

1020-1 Takashiho, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-958-1111
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Hours vary by attraction.)
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥600, ages 13-18 ¥500, ages 6-12 ¥400, under 6 free
Barrier-free accessibility

読谷山窯 山田真萬ギャラリー

Yuntanza Gama Shinman Yamada Gallery

2653-1 Zakimi, Yomitan
Tel: 098-958-3910
Hours: 11:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
Closed irregularly



Yuntanzayaki Kitagama store

This store sells work by the four artists at Kitagama, each of whom produces pots, large plates, sake bottles, jars, incense burners, vases, lamps and coffee cups.

2653-1 Zakimi, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-958-6488
Hours: 9:30-17:30
Closed irregularly


読谷山焼き共同窯 共同売店

Yomitanzanyaki cooperative store

This store sells a variety of Yuntanzayaki work, from cups and plates to home accessories, by Shinman Yamada, Jisei Omine, Terumasa Tamamoto and Meiko Kinjo.

2653-1 Zakimi, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-958-4468
Hours:  9:30-18:00 *Nov through April until 17:30
Closed: Tue



A naturalist and spiritual woodblock print artist Bokunen’s world – an expression of reverence for nature