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13 things we recommend you experience in Okinawa!

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Okinawa culture connects us to the history of Okinawa. Making glass by hand, cutting sugarcane and other similar experiences you can have here now have been happening in Okinawa since the Ryukyu Kingdom era. Have fun and try it!

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The only one in the world!
Experience the Onna hand-made glass studio!

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The charm of Ryukyu glass is in its bright colors.
Onna Glass Studio has a wonderful view of the sea adding to your hand-made glass experience. You can breathe life into the molten glass and create your own work of art. The price of the glass piece for sale is the same as what they charge to make your own original piece. So why not take the time to experience creating this art yourself.
Please visit and take a look at this sparkling glass world. I recommend seeing the gallery on the second floor and the glass maze as well.
 
【Spot name】Onna Glass Studio
【Address】85 Fuchaku Onna-son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】8:00a.m.-9:30p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Open all year round.

At Zakimijo Castle, you can dress in the
Ryukyu costumes of the time!

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Zakimijo Castle is a world heritage site where you can dress in costumes from the Ryukyu era. You can dress as a member of the Princess class or other high ranking members of the Ryukyu era society.
You can take your own photos or have a professional photographer take them. If you choose to have the professional photos taken, it is really a fun experience. You get to feel like a model and make the experience even more memorable.
If you go to Okinawa, this is an absolutely recommended experience.
 
【Spot name】Castle (most Ryukyuan Instrumentation)
【Address】248-1Zakimi Yomitan-son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. (last admission 3:00p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Sunday

Experience the Yomitan Coast!
You can enjoy fishing and a delicious meal!

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Off the coast of Yomitan in Okinawa is one of Japan’s wildest and most vast seas.
Fishing here is an exciting adventure. You start early in the morning to accompany the fisherman. Once you see all the fish bouncing around in the net you will become even more excited.
You can see whale, sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, tuna and skipjack.
After finishing helping with the fishing chores, you are rewarded with a meal of fresh sashimi.
The breakfast is exceptional! Such a delicious and exciting Okinawa experience!
 
【Spot name】Enjoy a fishing experience.
【Address】33 Toya Yomitan-son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】6:30 a.m.(begin boarding) (departure at 7 a.m.) journey time: 2 hours- (depending on fishing)
【Closed on Mondays】 On Sundays and public holidays.

Let’s ride at Yonaguni Horse Farm!

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Yonaguni Horse farm is located at Nanjo City on the South Island of Okinawa
At the farm, you can pet rare horses and goats. Or for a bigger adventure, especially recommended is the Yonaguni farm horseback ride.
During the summer, you can ride your horse on the seashore and even stop to take a dip. The horses are gentle and friendly so it is fun for all ages. However, horse-back riders must weigh 165 lbs or less.
 
【Spot name】Yonaguni farm
【Address】290 Tamagusuku-oyakebaru Nanjo-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】Riding time 10:00-a.m. / 2:00- p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】No regular holidays

Which do you want to do?
101 different activities to choose from!

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Experience Kingdom DFS entertainment facilities in Central Okinawa’s Yomitan Village.
 
It was originally used as the location for the shooting of the NHK Taiga drama.
But now you can experience traditional crafts such as blown glass and pottery.
With 32 different studios, you can try things such as horseback riding or have a cooking experience. All in all, there are a whopping 101 different activities to choose from.
Make the time to visit and try the various combinations of activities.
 
【Spot name】Experience the Kingdom DFS Galleria
【Address】1020-1 Takashiho Yomitan-son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9a.m.-6 p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】

Okinawa experience has everything!

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Okinawa World has Okinawa’s history, culture, and nature together in one park. This is Japan’s largest natural limestone cave. It is known as a natural monument.
The facility is packed with attractions from the Ryukyu Kingdom Castle and Museum Park.
If you get tired walking around, you can take a break with a freshly made craft beer or enjoy the lunch buffet with more than 80 items to choose from.
 
【Spot name】Okinawa world
【Address】1336 Tamagusuku-maekawa Nanjo-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. (last admission 5:00p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Open all year round.

See, touch and experience a traditional craft!
Ryukyu glass village in Okinawa

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Ryukyu glass village in on the Okinawa southern island of Itoman.
Here you can experience the Okinawa traditional craft of Ryukyu glass blowing. An original glass-making experience is just 5 minutes. You can actually blow glass. Creating an original piece of glass yourself is a very exciting and fulfilling experience.
This original shop is the only one in the world. Being here will surely create lasting memories.
Also, check out and enjoy The Museum that displays artisan glass from Italy and other places from around the world.
 
【Spot name】Ryukyu glass village
【Address】169 Jifukuji Itoman-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9a.m.-6 p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】

Experience Okinawa children’s world!
Pay attention to all the sparkling eyes!

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Okinawa children’s world is a Zoo, a museum and a children’s center in one building complex. Filled with flowers and greenery everywhere. You can enjoy yonagniuma and saishuba and horseback riding. It is a popular picnic spot.
You can give a rabbit and Guinea pig and even a goat some food and a hug.
Take note and enjoy all the children’s sparkling eyes and smiles.
 
【Spot name】Okinawa children’s world
【Address】5-7-1Goya Okinawa-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9:30a.m.-6:00p.m. (April-September) 9:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. (October-March) * each with visitation up to one hour prior to closing
【Closed on Mondays】Tuesday (Tuesday is open for the holidays. Instead of Wednesday night) * 12 / 30-1/1 is in hiatus.

This Okinawa experience will make you sweat!

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If you want a real Okinawa cultural experience you can cut sugar cane and make black sugar.
Peeling and tasting just harvested sugar cane quickly spreads sweetness throughout your mouth. The squeezed out juice can also be made into brown sugar that has a different taste.
These days everything is easy to get if you go to the supermarket. Lots of people can buy a product without a sweat.
This experience gives you the chance to experience how difficult it can be to produce food products and helps you develop a healthy respect and gratitude for those who do it for us.
 
【Spot name】Yamada (black sugar making)
【Address】3111 Yamada Onna-son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Year-end and new year holidays.

SHURI Ryukyu bingata experience!

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One of the original dyes used around the world was in SHURI. The bingata method uses fossilized coral to create a dye that was used on hemp fabric.
This experience lets you express your individuality and sense of fashion.
On the first floor, you can purchase Bingata coasters. They even have coral dyed Chou and applesauce for sale.
 
【Spot name】SHURI Ryukyu dyeing
【Address 】1-45 Yamakawa-cho Naha-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9a.m.-6 p.m. (last admittance at 5 p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Open all year round.

Experience what it was like living
in a native Okinawan village!

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Reproduction of a village in Okinawa in the 17th-19th century is shown here in this Nahua village.
Soon after entering a splendid red-tiled gate you will see ajitude’s house.
From 10 am until 4 pm, they have music, dance, and old time games, to let you experience what life was like in Okinawa during the Ryukyu Kingdom era.
 
【Spot name】Every native Okinawan village
【Address】424 Ishikawa Kunigami-gun Motobu-Cho (Ocean Expo Park)
【Hours of operation】8:30a.m.-7:00p.m. (March to September) 8:30a.m. -5:30p.m. (October-February)
【Closed on Mondays】On the first Wednesday of December, and the next day

A Ryukyuan village packed with Okinawa’s
landscape and culture.

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Ryukyu village is lined with old houses that are registered as cultural property of the country. You can enjoy Ceaser making because there are 30 different courses you can experience, such as the 3-wire experience. Choose what you like and enjoy the culture of Okinawa.
Okinawa village is the only place you can experience the “kariyushi bottle experience.” You can make Awamori for yourself as a souvenir. There is also a variety of attractions such as Acer and the road June.
In this Okinawa culture packed theme park, you feel the spirit of old Okinawa.
 
【Spot name】Ryukyu Culture
【Address】1130 Yamada Onna-son kunigami-gun Okinawa
【Hours of operation】Normal (10/1-6/30)
8:30a.m.-5:30p.m. (last admission 5:00p.m.)
Daylight savings time (7/1-9/30)
9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. (last admission 5:30p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Open all year round.
 
It is really good to experience the history and culture of Okinawa. If you are a first time visitor to one of these attractions and feel a little bit lost or nervous, just ask one of the staff members for assistance. They will be glad to help!
While visiting see, touch and experience as much as you can so you will feel closer to the land.