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Must see tourist destinations for Moms that have young children!

The long-awaited family vacation is a journey full of smiles.
We have created a list of tourist destinations where you and your children can play and enjoy!


Okinawa Children’s World is suitable for families with children!

At Okinawa children’s world (沖縄こどもの国) there is a Zoo and a children’s center within the building complex.
It is filled with flowers and greenery and features horseback riding, and a popular picnic spot.
You can hold and feed rabbits, guinea pigs, and goats.
You can tell by the children’s sparkling eyes and smiles that this is a special family place that will remain a long time in their hearts.
【Spot name】Okinawa Children’s World
【Address】5-7-1 Goya Okinawa-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】
9:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.(April-September),closes at 5:30 p.m.(October-March)
* admission ends one-hour prior to closing.
【Closed】Tuesday (holidays, Wednesday)
* 12/30 ~ 1/1 is on hiatus.

The whole family will enjoy going to Neo Park Okinawa!

Neo park Okinawa (ネオパークオキナワ) is located in Nago City(名護市).
It offers an electric locomotive that you can ride to explore the park and opportunity to pet many small animals.
You can feed the capybara and ride the giant tortoise.
It is the perfect destination for families with infants.
You can experience a lot of thrills and spills and capture the excitement and smiles on your children’s faces in family photos.
【Spot name】Neo Park Okinawa
【Address】4607-41 Nago Nago-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9:00a.m. to 5;30p.m.
【Closed 】Without

There are clownfish to meet as you explore the underwater observation tower!

The underwater observatory can be found at the bottom of the sea at the water park off the coast of Busana-kaichu (ブセナ海中公園).
You can see such a large variety of fish here that you won’t get bored.
From the observation windows, you and your children will be delighted as you observe the clownfish.
The facilities is enclosed indoors so it is a good place to visit in any weather conditions.
In addition to the underwater observatory, you can walk along the pier and feed the fish from up above.
This is a destination we highly recommend to families with children.
【Spot name】Underwater observation tower
【Address】1744-1 Kise Nago-city Okinawa
【Sales】9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (April-October)
     9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. (November-Ma)
     Last admission is 30 minutes each before

Southeast botanical gardens is a place the entire family will enjoy!

Southeast botanical gardens (東南植物楽園) is a theme park that you can enjoy both day and night.
You will enjoy the tropical plants and flowers in the garden, and be able to hold and feed small animals such as rabbits, squirrel monkeys, and capybara.
It is a great place for your children’s first exposure to the world of animals like the mild-mannered capybara.
You can also enjoy playing on the large air slide.
After playing you can rest while enjoying something at the delicious gelato Café.
【Spot name】Southeast botanical gardens
【Address】2146 Chibana Naha-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9:00 a.m. to 10:00p.m. (last entrance 9:00p.m.)

Bios means life! This nature-friendly destination is ideal for a family trip.

At the Hill of Bios (ビオスの丘), you and your children can experience many various plants and creatures that inhabit this special place.
We highly recommend taking the ornamental lake boat ride where you can experience the jungle up close.
The knowledgeable boatman’s tour includes quizzes and conversation that will be sure to entertain your children while you relax.
In addition, an excellent playtime awaits at the ashibiuna, where children of all ages can play at these hands-on mini-attractions. You will have fun walking on the bamboo stilts and playing with the water guns.
【Spot name】Bios Hill
【Address】961-30 Ishikawakadekaru Uruma-city Okinawa
【Hours of operation】9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (last admission at 5:00p.m.)

Young children can play safely at Emerald Beach.

Emerald Beach (エメラルドビーチ) is located in the Ocean Expo Park on the popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium coral sand beaches.
It is divided into three beach areas: “Play Beach,” “Oasis Beach,” and “View Beach.” Each with its own atmosphere designed for its particular purpose.
Because it is such a large shallow protected beach line it is Impervious to the effects of the swell so it is the perfect beach for families with small children.
It is an excellent place for your baby’s first time in the sea.
During the sea turtle spawning season please pay attention and stay out of the roped-off area.
【Spot name】Emerald Beach
【Address】(Ocean Expo Park) 424 Ishikawa Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Closed】On the first Wednesday of December, and the next day
【Note】Swimming hours:8:30a.m. to 7:00p.m.(April-September), closes at 5:30 (October)

The whole Family will enjoy the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium!

3 million people per year visit the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館). It is one of the top tourist destinations in Okinawa.
Families with children, couples, and friends travel here to enjoy the attractions.
One of the most popular attractions is the giant whale shark. You will be impressed when you see this huge fish swimming in the Aquarium.
You can also enjoy the huge water tank where you can observe so many sea creatures and the open area where you can directly touch the starfish and sea cucumbers.
There is also a café if you get hungry!
【Spot name】Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
【Address】(Ocean Expo Park) 424 Ishikawa Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Hours of operation】
8:30a.m. to 6:30p.m. last admission at 5:30p.m. (October-February)
8:30a.m. to 8:00p.m., last admission at 7:00p.m. (March-September)
【Closed 】On the first Wednesday of December, and the next day

Plenty of age appropriate toys are offered here for your whole family’s enjoyment!

Castle Park (中城公園) is located in the central part of the Okinawa prefecture.
It is the local children’s most popular Park
The park is divided into four zones. Each zone is equipped with playground equipment for a particular age range.
The most popular attraction is the large trampoline in the South playground square.
There are special toilets for mothers with young children, as well as diaper changing tables and toilets for disabled people.
This park is ideal for a vacation for families with babies and infant children.
【Spot name】In the Castle Park
【Address】370-2 Ogido Kitanakagusu-son Nakagami-gun Okinawa
【Hours of operation】
At the parking lot gate 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m., trampoline equipment used 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m.
So take another look at this list of recommended tourist destinations before planning your next family trip and create a memorable experience of a lifetime!