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やんばる学びの森

Yanbaru Discovery Forest

1301-7 Aha, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-7979
Canoe up a river on a subtropical jungle tour: Departure: 1st: 9:30-13:00 / 2nd: 13:30-17:00
Price: Adults ¥6,800 / ages 4-12 ¥4,500
Admission: Adults ¥300, ages 6-12 ¥200, ages 4-5 ¥100

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エメラルドビーチ

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.

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辺戸岬

Cape Hedo

Hedo, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-41-2101 (Kunigami Village Office)
Hours: 24 hours
Open daily
Admission: Free

Cape Hedo is the northernmost point of Okinawa’s main island. From here you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views on island. You’ll see both the Pacific and the East China Sea in one glance from the 230-foot-high cliff.

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海洋博公園

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

 

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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: High school students and older ¥190; free for children aged 15 and under
*Free audio guide is available for certain programs in English, Korean and Chinese at the reception desk.
Barrier-free accessibility

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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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