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Activities & attractions

海洋文化館(プラネタリウム)

Oceanic Culture Museum (Planetarium)

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: 8:30-17:30 *Last entry 17:00; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 *Last entry 18:30
Admission: Age 16 and over ¥170, ages 6-15 ¥50, under 5 free
*Free audio guide is available for certain programs in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
Barrier-free accessibility

From 1 April 2018, new admission prices will apply
Admission: High school students and older ¥190; free for children aged 15 and under

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ネオパークオキナワ

NEO Park

4607-41 Nago, Nago City
Tel: 0980-52-6348
Hours: 9:00-17:30 (Last entry 17:00)
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥660, ages 13-18 ¥330, ages 4-12 ¥220
Barrier-free accessibility

Be at one with nature in this environmental oasis. The park is home to 87 species of birds, 30 species of fish and 20 species of mammals. Feed some birds, and you may get a flock to gather around you.

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ひめゆりの塔/ひめゆり平和祈念資料館

Himeyuri Monument / Himeyuri Peace Museum

671-1 Ihara, Itoman City
Tel: 098-997-2100
Hours: 9:00-17:25 *Last entry 17:00
Open daily
Admission to the museum: Adults ¥310, ages 16-18 ¥210, ages 6-15 ¥110

The Himeyuri Monument was constructed here in memory of the young girls and teachers who served as nurses for the Japanese Army and who lost their lives during the Battle of Okinawa. The Himeyuri Peace Museum displays a full-size replica of a bomb shelter, books of testimonials and portraits of the victims.

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熱帯ドリームセンター

Tropical Dream Center

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: 8:30-17:30 *Last entry 17:00; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 *Last entry 18:30
Admission: Age 16 and over ¥690, ages 6-15 ¥350, under 6 free
*A half-price entry discount is offered to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket holders.
*Free audio guide is available in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
Barrier-free accessibility

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オキちゃんイルカショー

Okichan Theater

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Admission: Free
Dolphin show (approximately 20 min): 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:30 / 16:00 / 17:30 (*Apr-Sep only)
Barrier-free accessibility

With the East China Sea and Ie Island in the background, Oki-chan Theater features dolphin performances by park idol Oki-chan and her friends. The show’s playful stars entertain audiences with their high jumps and dance routines. The theater is located just across from the aquarium building, surrounded by Dolphin Lagoon, the Sea Turtle Pool and the Manatee Pool.

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夕陽の広場(海洋博公園内)

Sunset Square (located in Ocean Expo Park)

424 Ishikawa, Motobu Town
Hours: March-September 8:00-19:30; October-February 8:00-18:00
Closed: 1st Wednesday and the following day of December
Admission: Free (playground equipment for ages 3-12 only)

This is an open-air recreation facility located on the premises of Ocean Expo Park. Sunset Square, as its name implies, affords an amazing view of the sun setting over the East China Sea, beautifully turning the sky and ocean red. There is no admission required for Sunset Square. (Admission to Ocean Expo Park is free, too.) After parking your car, you can get around the park on foot or by shuttle bus (fee).

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おきなわ郷土村

Native Okinawan Village

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho
Tel: 0980-48-2741
Hours: Oct-Feb 8:30-17:30; Mar-Sep 8:30-19:00 / Admission: Free
*Free traditional Okinawan lifestyle experience: Hours: 10:00-16:00 (sanshin until 15:30)
Barrier-free accessibility

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大石林山

Daisekirinzan

1241 Ginama, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-8117
Hours: Until Mar. 31, 2018 9:00-16:00; Apr.1-27 until 17:00
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥820, ages 4-14 ¥520

*From April 28, 2018
Hours: 9:30-17:30 / Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥1,100, ages 4-14 ¥550, over 65 \850

 

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森のガラス館

Glass House in the Forest

478 Biimata, Nago City
Tel: 0980-54-2121
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: Free
URL: www.morinogarasukan.co.jp (Japanese)
Barrier-free accessibility

At Glass House in the Forest in the northern city of Nago, you can watch glass artisans at work and even try your hand at glassblowing with the help of one of the artists (from ¥1,620 / Reservations for glass making required). Don't forget to take a look at the shop, which stocks over 200 types of colorful Ryukyu glassware.This place is a 30-minute drive from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

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Gala青い海

Gala Aoi Umi

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

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ブセナ海中公園

Busena Marine Park

Underwater observatory and glass bottom boat
1744-4 Kise, Nago City
Tel: 0980-52-3379
Open daily
Hours: April-October 9:00-18:00; November-March 9:00-17:30
*Entrance permitted up to 30 minutes before closing time.

Combination admission (underwater observatory & glass-bottom boat):
Adults ¥2,060, ages 16-22 ¥1,650, under 16 ¥1,030 *Glass-bottom boat departs every 20 minutes from 9:10.

Underwater observatory:
1,030 yen for adults, 820 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 520 yen for ages 4-15

Glass-bottom boat:
1,540 yen for adults, 1,230 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 770 yen for ages 4-15

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