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やんばるんば

Yambarumba

Tel: 0980-44-3586 (9:00-17:00)

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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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大宜味道の駅

Ogimi Roadside Station

1373 Nerome, Ogimi Village
Tel: 0980-44-3048

Furusato Shokudo (1F)
Hours: 11:30-17:00
Open daily

Byu Byu (2F)
Hours: 11:00-17:00
*Last order Mon-Thu 15:00; Sun, holidays 16:00
Closed: Fri, Sat, irregularly

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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

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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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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沖縄空手会館

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)
http://karatekaikan.jp/en/

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首里城公園

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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屋我地ビーチ

Yagaji Beach

Tel: 0980-52-8123
Swimming season: Apr-Sep
Admission: Adults ¥600, ages 3-12 ¥300
Parking ¥600

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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.

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ヒルギふれあい公園

Hirugi Fureai Park

This is a park set in the midst of mangrove trees in Gesashi Bay. The mangrove forest has been designated a national natural monument. There is a walkway through the park and an observation deck from where visitors can observe the mangroves.

54-1 Gesashi, Higashi Village
Tel: 0980-51-2433

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