Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide

Kijoka Bashofu Kaikan

454 Kijoka, Ogimi Village
Tel: 0980-44-3033
Hours: 10:00-17:30 *Nov-Mar until 17:00
Closed: Sun

A large collection of bashofu products are on display and available for purchase on the first floor along with documents and films introducing the bashofu production process, while on the second floor visitors can actually see the textile being made.




Maeda Shokudo

985 Tsuha, Ogimi Village
Tel: 0980-44-2025
Hours: 11:00-17:00
*The restaurant may close earlier if they sell out.
Closed: Wed


Busena Marine Park

1744-4 Kise, Nago City
Tel: 0980-52-3379
Hours: 9:00-18:00 *Nov-Mar 9:00-17:30
Open daily *Glass-bottom boat departs every 20 minutes from 9:10.

Combination admission (underwater observatory & glass-bottom boat): Adults ¥2,060, students ages 16-22 ¥1,650, under 16 ¥1,030


Hydrangea Garden Yohena

Hydrangea Garden Yohena opens only from around mid-May to the end of June every year. In addition to the more than 300,000 hydrangeas that bloom on an approximately 10,000-square-meter hillside, there are tree ferns, begonias and Medinilla magnifica, also known as the Philippine orchid, which produces rare pink flowers. The uniqueness of this garden where such unique tropical plants are growing in harmony with the hydrangeas has also attracted attention from mainland Japan.

1312 Izumi, Motobu Town
Hours: 9:00-18:30
Admission: Adults ¥400, ages 6-18 ¥200


Oku Yanbaru Koinobori Festival


Yambaru Lohas

167-2 Gesashi, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-43-2884
Lohas Cafe hours: 11:00-16:00
Closed: Mon, irregularly


Fukujigawa Seaside Park

Recommended for families with young children looking for well-equipped beaches is Fukujigawa Seaside Park, which has a beach where jellyfish nets are installed. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and other activities are also on offer. The park has both a seaside and a riverside area.

 334 Kawata, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-51-2301
Hours: Apr-Oct 9:00-18:00; Nov-Mar until 17:00
Open daily


Uppama Beach

With one kilometer of pure white sand, Uppama Beach can be found beyond some sugarcane fields near the Gesashi no hirugi bayashi mangrove forest. This pristine beach is recommended when visiting Higashi Village, located in a mountainous area.

292-50 Gesashi, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-56-2767
Swimming season: Year round


Canaan Slow Farm (cafe & eco-stay)

Farm tour fee (reservations required): ¥2,000 per person (13 years and under free)
Time: 60-90 minutes

863-2 Taira, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-43-2468
Hours: Lunch 11:30-15:00
Closed: Thu (Dinner for hotel guests only)



Okinawa Soba Road


Kishimoto Shokudo

This long-established shop has been making Okinawa soba in the traditional way for 112 years. Located near the Toguchi Port in Motobu, this small eatery still has the rustic charm of old, and customers can be seen waiting in line at almost all hours during the holiday season. A second location in nearby Yaedake has a spacious dining area and plenty of parking. Soba runs from ¥500.

Main shop:
Tel: 0980-47-2887
Hours: 11:00-17:30
Closed: Wed.

Yaedake shop:
Tel: 0980-47-6608
Hours: 11:00-19:00
Open daily


Yanbaru Soba

Tel: 0980-47-4552
Hours: 11:00 until the soba runs out
Closed: Mon, Tue