Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide

Activities & attractions

ケーズ クラフト アンド モア

K’z Crafts & More

4-1-20 Ageda, Okinawa City
Tel: 090-1060-0484
Hours: Mon- Fri 10-00-16:00

*Call for schedules and off-site classes. They'll come to you!

Okinawan spirit: eisa

Eisa dancing is performed on the last day of the three-day Obon celebration to bid farewell to the ancestors’ spirits (michi-junee). To most Uchinanchu (Okinawans), this day is a most chim-dondon (exciting) occasion. Young men and women travel around residential streets and business areas dancing eisa, accompanied by drums, folk songs, chants and whistling. Eisa was originally performed so that people could give the spirits a good send-off. Around 30 young men and women dance eisa at any one time, singing, chanting and playing drums to the strains of a sanshin.



961-30 Ishikawa Kadekaru, Uruma City
Tel: 098-965-3400
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00), daily
General admission: ¥710 for adults (junior high school students and older), ¥360 for ages 4 to elementary school
Combination admission (boat ride package): ¥1,230 for adults, ¥720 for ages 4 to elementary school


Murasaki Mura

1020-1 Takashiho, Yomitan Village / 
Tel: 098-958-1111
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (last craft registration 17:00) / Open daily
Admission: ¥600 for adults, ¥500 for junior and senior high school students, ¥400 for elementary school students, free for children ages 6 and under



Southeast Botanical Gardens

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 and seniors over 95


メガジップ & ゴーフォール

Mega Zip & Go Fall

Mega Zip & Go Fall
Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort
66-1 Fuchaku, Onna Village
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (open 365 days)
Closed: Irregularly (for weather)