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Glass House in the Forest

478 Biimata, Nago City
Tel: 0980-54-2121
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Open daily
Admission: Free
URL: (Japanese)


Busena Marine Park

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

Open daily

Combination admission (underwater observatory & glass-bottom boat):
2,060 yen for adults 1,650 yen for ages 16-18 and university and college students, 1,030 yen for ages 4-15
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


Okinawa Karate Kaikan

Tomigusuku 854-1, Tomigusuku City
Tel: 098-851-1025
Hours: 9:00-21:00
Closed: Wed and New Year's holidays (Dec. 30-Jan. 3)

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Shurijo Castle 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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Island Life Concierge

11-2 Minato, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-916-8593

Island Life Concierge's wide array of services ranges from limousine hire and vehicle arrangements to sunset cruises and marine activities. Island Life Concierge is happy to help you plan your ideal vacation in Okinawa but also can provide coordination services for your Okinawan wedding.


Maeda Kochi

The ruins of Urasoe Castle, which served as the royal palace before the capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom was relocated to Shuri, are located on Maeda Kochi, a steep hill 120 meters above sea level in Urasoe City that was depicted in the Hollywood movie “Hacksaw Ridge.”


Okinawa Zoo & Museum

5-7-1 Goya, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-933-4190
Hours: April-September 9:30-18:00 (Last entry 17:00); October-March 9:30-5:30 (Last entry 16:30)
Closed: Tue, Dec. 30-Jan. 1 (open daily during Golden Week and Japanese school holidays)
Admission: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for ages 13-18, 100 yen for ages 4-12 and free for children under 3 years of age.

Okinawa Zoo & Museum is home to about 150 species, a total of more than 1,000 animals, including elephants and lions. The facility features a petting zoo, a merry-go-round, kids ride-on cars and a wonder museum with workshop exhibits and a hands-on experience corner for children.

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Uken Beach

Tel: 098-974-7772
Swimming season: late Apr-late Oct
Parking ¥500

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Nago Agri Park

Tel: 0980-43-6010
Shimachurara;  Hours: 10:00-18:00 / Open daily
Yanbaru Dining Churashima Kitchen: Hours: 11:00-22:00 *Last order 21:00 / Open daily

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Aragusuku Beach

Aragusuku, Gusukube, Miyakojima City (Miyako Island)

Aragusuku Beach is a shallow water beach adjacent to Yoshino Beach. Aragusuku Beach is popular with tourists and locals alike for sea bathing and snorkeling. You can see vividly colored tropical fish in the shallow water just off the beach. There is a shop that’s open during the summer months only. No toilet or shower facilities are available at the beach.


King Sho En Garden Park

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