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Okinawa World
Holiday Travel Guide

Okinawa World featuring heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Discover one of the most spectacular natural landscapes on Okinawa and get close to deadly snakes at this diverse theme park.

Walk through one of the island’s largest caves and admire mystical stalagmites and stalactites at the fascinating Okinawa World. Embrace the exciting local culture and observe the animals that live here.

If you want to learn about Okinawa’s history, culture and wildlife, visit Okinawa World. Combining everything from geographical displays to folk art demonstrations, it is one of the island’s most popular and informative attractions.

Start your tour of the park with a lesson on Okinawan geology at the gaping entrance of the Gyokusendo Cave. Follow the raised walkway that leads you through a 2,920-foot (890-meter) section of this 3-mile-long (5-kilometer) cavern. Look down into pools of shimmering blue water or up to the walls and ceiling to see the mesmerizing stalagmites and stalactites. Knowledgeable staff are available to explain how the remarkable natural phenomenon was created.

Back outside, make your way to Kingdom Village where several aspects of traditional Okinawan life are revealed. The replica Ryukyu settlement features several workshops devoted to the island’s traditional crafts. Try paper-making, weaving and pottery-making with the help of a friendly guide. Don’t miss the glassblowing displays which take place here several times through the day.

Back outside, view an array of reptiles and mammals at the mini-zoo. Look for pythons, exotic lizards and giant tortoises. Time your visit to be present for feeding for a chance to hold a lizard or stroke a baby mongoose. If you are feeling really brave, touch a live habu, the poisonous snake native to the Ryukyu islands.

Learn more about these snakes with a visit to nearby Habu Park. As well as live snakes, this small zoological center has habu skeletons and information about the lifecycle and habits of these fascinating reptiles.

Okinawa World is located approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Naha. To get to the park, take a bus from the terminal in the center of town. Okinawa World is open all week and has a small admission fee.

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Okinawa Pension Minami
Okinawa Pension Minami
3 out of 5
Tamagusuku Aza Maekawa 190-1, Nanjo, Okinawa
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Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gyokusendo Cave and Okinawa World. Tamagusuku Castle Ruin and Yaese Park are also within ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
"挑選此住宿是因為他鄰近王國村,但實質上其實沒有八分鐘這麼近,估計要走十五分鐘左右。 因為走的路是條大斜路,而且路一點也不好找。 這住宿在Google Map上根本查不到,只能查到鄰近的前川社區會堂,但其實距離前川社區會堂也有五分鐘左右的距離。 幸好當時時間尚早,有不少住附近的人經過,幫助我,拖著行李的我才能找到該住宿。 這住宿就連居住附近的人都要討論一會才能確定其位置,試問一個普通旅格又怎會知道?? 到達該屋門前,基本上沒有太多指示,只有一個很小的日本字指示牌(好像是寫沖繩南旅館),完全難以辨識。 門前又貼著一張告示,是全日文的,旅客根本不會看得懂。 是當時幫助我的居民告訴我可以進去,我才進去看,看到內裡環境跟圖片顯示一樣,才確認是同一住宿。 ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jan,2020

Okinawa Pension Minami
Guest house olive
Guest house olive
2.5 out of 5
219 Nagamo, Yaese, Okinawa
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Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hanashiro no sato Beach and Okinawa World. Gyokusendo Cave and Itokazu Castle Ruin are also ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"静かな環境でゆっくりさせて頂きました。他のゲストがいなかったのもありますが、オーナーご夫妻のお心遣いで心地良いステイとなりました。ありがとうございました。"

Reviewed on 17 Mar,2020

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One sky house Horikawa
One sky house Horikawa
3 out of 5
Horikawa 437-1, Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa
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Situated in Nanjo, this holiday home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Hanashiro no sato Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Okinawa World. Gyokusendo Cave and Miibaru Beach ...
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Okinawa Pension Minami
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3 out of 5
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2.5 out of 5
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Private villa RESONANJO EDEN
Private villa RESONANJO EDEN
3.5 out of 5
657-1 Fusato Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa
The price is SG$446 per night from 10 May to 10 May
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Private villa RESONANJO GRACE
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658-1 Fusato Tamagusuku, Nanjo, Okinawa
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657?1, Nanjo, Okinawa (prefecture)
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Private Villa Resograce
657?5, Nanjo, Okinawa (prefecture)
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