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Okinawa Island Guide

Kouri Ocean Tower

538 Kouri, Nakijin Village
Tel: 0980-56-1616
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: 800 yen for adults, 300 yen for ages 6-12, free for under 6
Barrier-free accessibility *Except carts and observation deck

A scenic view site newly opened on Kouri Island in November 2013. Journey through a beautiful garden with ease by electric cart, viewing the subtropical vegetation and a waterfall, with the final destination a stunning view at the top of the observation tower. There are restaurants and a shell museum that exhibits more than 10,000 shells.


Ryugujo Butterfly Garden

390-1 Yamakawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 0980-48-3456
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open daily
Admission: Age 16 and older ¥500, ages 3-15 ¥250
Barrier-free accessibility



Yohena Hydrangea Garden Flower Festival

Visit the Ocean Expo Park during the free admission days of the Golden Week!

Flowering cherry trees announce the arrival of spring

Color Leaf Garden Fair

Nakijin Festival

Anime Song Event 2016 at Ocean Expo Park


Emerald Beach

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Tel: 098-048-2741
Swimming season: April-September 8:30-19:00; October 8:30-17:30

With its beautiful white coral sand and shallow, crystal-clear water, this uniquely shaped beach is located in the northern corner of Ocean Expo Park, which is home to the popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. The beach is large enough to accommodate over 3,000 people at a time. This is said to be the only beach in the country that is surrounded by a lagoon.


Summer Special Event at Ocean Expo Park

Starry Tales


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
Barrier-free accessibility