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浦添ようどれ

Urasoe Yodore

Urasoe Yodore is a mausoleum for royalty dating to the early years of the Ryukyu Kingdom era. Inside the tomb are shrines decorated with images of the Buddha and sculptures depicting a crane and a turtle, indicating a significant Buddhist influence in the kingdom. The shrines are registered as prefectural cultural assets. The mausoleum was built in a natural cave and is believed to be a prototype of traditional Okinawan tomb design. At Yodore Hall you can watch a video on the restoration of the interior of the tomb.

2-53 Nakama, Urasoe City
Tel: 098-874-9345
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥100, ages 6-13 ¥50

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ブセナ海中公園

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

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糸満お魚センター

Itoman Fish Center

4-19 Nishizaki-cho, Itoman City
Tel: 098-992-2803
Hours: 10:00-19:00
Open daily

The Fish Center on the Itoman Roadside Station premises sells the catch of the day and accompanying items. Priced between ¥200 and ¥500, offerings include sashimi, sushi, shrimp or octopus skewers, scallops and lobster with sea urchin sauce.

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首里城公園

Shurijo Castle Park

1-2 Kinjo-cho, Shuri, Naha City
Tel: 098-886-2020
Hours for the paid area: April-June 8:30-19:00; July-September 8:30-20:00; October-November 8:30-19:00; December-March 8:30-18:00
Hours for the free area: April-June 8:00-19:30; July-September 8:00-20:30; October-November 8:00-19:30; December-March 8:00-18:30
Closed: 1st Wed and Thu of July
Admission: 820 yen for adults, 620 yen for ages 16-18, 310 yen for ages 6-15, free for children under 6.
Annual passport: 1,620 yen for adults, 1,240 yen for ages 16-18, 620 yen for ages 6-15.

Shurijo Castle prospered as the Ryukyu Kingdom’s center of politics, diplomacy and culture and is now inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Shurijo Castle was rebuilt in 1992, and the castle and nearby historic assets, including a number of gates leading to the Shurijo Seiden as well as the castle walls, have become a historical park.

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Motobu Genki Mura

410 Hamamoto, Motobu Town
Tel: 0980-51-7878
Hours: 8:00-18:00
Open daily

This is a complex of wellness and recreational facilities where you can enjoy a wide variety of activities, ranging from swim-with-the-dolphins programs and hands-on cultural and craft workshops. Located right next to Motobu Genki Mura is Marine Piazza Okinawa, which is operated under the same ownership.

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