1299-1 Hyakuna Yamashitahara, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City
Category: Resorts & hotels
Features: Ocean view, beach
Price range: Luxury
270-1 Kudeken, Chinen, Nanjo City
Hours: March-Oct.: 9:00-17:15 / Vov.-Feb. 9:00-16:45
Admission: 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for elementary and junior high school students.
One of seven utaki (sacred sites) in Okinawa, Seifa Utaki served as a central place for ancestor worship, nature worship and national festivities in the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Seifa Utaki has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
1336 Maekawa, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City / Tel: 098-949-7421
Hours: 9:00-18:00 *Last entry 17:00 / Open daily
Admission: Open Greeting Pass
(Gyokusendo, Kingdom Village, Habu Museum Park)
Adults ¥1,650, ages 4-15 ¥830
Super Eisa show (30 min): 10:30 / 12:30 / 14:30 / 16:00 daily
Barrier-free accessibility *Except Gyokusendo (Limestone cave)
There are three distinct and interesting areas in the park. First, marvel at the most beautiful limestone cave in East Asia, Gyokusendo. Second, see an indigenous habu snake show at the Habu Museum Park. Third, make bingata textile and indigo dyed fabric inside an Okinawan house at the Ryukyu Kingdom Castle.
202 Maekawa, Tamagusuku, Nanjo City
Admission: Adults ¥2,200, ages 15-18 ¥1,700* Free for children under 14 accompanied by a parent
*Free for parent-accompanied elementary school students and under.
Tour departures: 10:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 16:00 Reservations required by phone or online the previous day (but tour possible on the same day if space available)
Ou Island has a perimeter of only two kilometers, with a drive around the whole island taking about five minutes. The island is full of excitement during the haaree boat races, when rowers jump off a bridge into the water to climb into their sabani. Numerous tempura shops at the base of the bridge sell fresh seafood tempura at reasonable prices, a treat for locals and tourists alike.
Situated right next to the bridge is a typical Okinawan white sand beach that is enjoyed by locals.