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  • Miyako Taiken Craft Village
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Hirara Higashinakasonezoe 1166-286
    Miyako Taiken Craft Village is located within the Miyakojima City Botanical Garden. Visitors can try their hand at one of nine different activities, including woodcarving, pottery-making, shell-work, making local cuisine, riding Miyako ponies, and making traditional Miyako-jima textiles, providing a rich and in-depth experience of Miyako-jima and other Okinawan handicrafts and traditions. Entrance to the Botanical Gardens is free; prices for Craft Village activities vary depending on the individual activity undertaken.

    私と長男はシーサー作り体験 長女と次女は貝殻工房でアクセサリー作り シーサー作りは最初どうなることかと思いましたが出来上がると意外とちゃんとシーサーで自分で作りながら驚きました!! 乾燥して焼いて… 一ヶ月後届くのが楽しみです!!

  • Murasaki Mura historical village
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    3.5
    222 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Takashiho 1020-1
    Murasaki Mura is a large experience-oriented theme park located in Yomitan Village. Visitors can experience traditional crafts and culture, water activities, sports, cooking classes, etc.; more than 100 different experience activities are available in over 30 different workshops. There is also a buffet-style restaurant, and the Okinawan Soba Noodles restaurant (with its delicious noodle broth), is particularly popular. Accommodation is available adjacent to the park.

    Great things to see. My family and I really enjoyed our self and we took lots of pictures. The have a butterfly area but it needs to be updated and we saw horseback riding that we would love to go...

  • Toushingama Tsuboya pottery
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 2898
    This pottery, which specializes in Okinawa’s representative Yachimun-style pottery, fires its creations in a traditional “Noborigama” ascending kiln, which is very rare nowadays. It fashions many different items using this traditional method, including sake jars for holding awamori (millet brandy). It also hosts pottery classes in its workshop to spread the appeal of Yachimun, allowing visitors the chance to make plates, cups, handmade shisa (Okinawan lions), and more. Visitors can also observe the creation process.

    工場見学や陶芸体験ができる他、やちむんカフェ群青が併設されていて食事も楽しむことができます。読谷のやちむんの里の側ですが少し距離があるので車で移動が必要。

  • Kabira Marine Service
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Kabira 934
    Visitors can take a tour aboard a glass boat across Ishigaki Island’s Kabira Bay, one of Okinawa’s most famous scenic spots. Boats depart every 15 minutes, so the wait is fairly short. The boat will take you to the part of the bay with the best view. You’ll be able to see vividly colored tropical fish and coral reefs through the boat’s glass bottom. The guide will provide useful information to the passengers, so no prior knowledge is necessary.

    曇り空で引き潮時でしたが、グラスボートでの遊覧で海中の生物観察ができました。大きなシャコ貝やカクレクマノミにも出会えました。

  • Yukui Iriomote Island's dyeing and weaving遯カ遖ーands on art studio
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    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Haimi 201-53
    This workshop is located near Iriomotejima-Jungle Hotel Painumaya and offers visitors a chance to create their own dyed fabric. You can create dyed textiles using a combination of mangrove bark and seawater that never creates the same pattern twice, as well as straps, mini tapestries made using a loom, and many other handcrafted goods. You can also purchase handwoven coasters and T-shirts that use dyes created from island plants.
  • Ajima Pavilion
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    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Nakadomari 966-33
    This activity and exchange facility is operated by the Kume Island Town Tourism Association. The association offers various programs, including a “Kume Island School” program that lets visitors interact with island locals and teaches them about the island’s culture, industries, and history (reservation required). There is also a dining hall that provides island cuisine, stores that carry specialty products, and multi-purpose spaces.
  • Gala Aoi Umi
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Takashiho 915
    Gala Aoi Umi is an interactive facility beside the sea in Takashiho, Yomitan Village. There is a salt processing factory, an atelier, a studio for Ryukyu glass and pottery, marine services, “coral field” for cultivating coral, and various kinds of production, snorkeling and coral seedlings can be experienced. It also has an ocean view restaurant which takes advantage of its position, a pizza shop as well as an ice cream shop where a salt ice cream using Okinawa’s sea salt can be enjoyed.
  • Churakaji Okinawa Art Experience
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-2-50
    Churakaji Okinawa Art Experience is a hands-on studio where you can experience making various Okinawan arts and crafts without booking. There are plenty of hands-on options such as making Ryukyu glass and glass beads, painting shisa (Okinawan lions) or making a decorated music box, and the price is reasonable. Work you have done can be taken home with you. Glasswork and the trendy “EM ice cream” are also sold. The barrier-free studio is accessible for wheelchairs or similar.
  • Shisa Park Ryukyu Gama
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    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Bimata 479-5
    This facility specializing in shisa (guardian lions) is located along Prefectural Route 84 in Biimata, Nago City. In Okinawa’s largest shisa shop, they carry over 10,000 shisa made by the hands of artists throughout the prefecture. In addition, there is also a theater where you can learn the history of shisa and an experiential workshop where you can make them.
  • Naha Airport Kokunaisenryokaku Terminal Bldg
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Kagamizu 150 Naha Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal Building
  • Glass Art Ai
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Nakayama 211-1
    A glass studio established in 1998 situated along National Route 84 in Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture. The studio displays pieces under the chic Dinnerstyle collection and the cutely colored Brunchtstyle collection, which make perfect gifts for women. The studio also offers Ryukyu glass classes such as glass blowing glasses, jewelry making using a burner, and colorful gel candle making created with your choice of gel sands and decorative touches.

    Stumbled across this small place and we ended up blowing 2 glasses. You get to choose the type of glass you want and colors too. Takes about 30mins. You collect the glass you made 2 days later, as it...

  • Dino Park Yanbaru Subtropical Forest
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Okinawa Nago-shi Nakayama 1024-1
    A park located in a forest adjoining the Okashigoten Nago Shop in Nakayama, Nago City. Here visitors can go on an adventure in a subtropical virgin forest and encounter over 80 animatronic dinosaurs brought to life with stunning movement and roars. A fun destination for children and adults alike, there are walking paths in the park and at the end of the course is a children's area with dinosaurs and play equipment kids can ride, as well as a shop filled with dinosaur merchandise. Visitors can also use a tablet and view moving 3D dinosaurs and, depending on the season, charming seasonal flowers. Be sure not to miss the park's rare subtropical flowers.

    We visited here with 2 kids 5 and 3 year old as elder one loves dinosaurs and what a lovely time they had in the park running from 1 dinosaur to another and freaking out. Elder one know all names and...

  • Onna Glass Studio
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    Okinawa Prefecture Onna village arrival 85
    While there are many facilities where you can enjoy Ryukyu glass-making experiences, this workshop is where staff always provide support, and you can experience the entire process from winding up the glass to coloring and shaping it yourself. The facilities are accessible, and final reception ends at 9:30 pm, making it very convenient. Make your own original Ryukyu glass from their rich lineup.
  • Teida Glass Studio
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    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Serakaki 1780-3
    This Ryukyu glass workshop is located in Onna Village, and does everything from production to sales. You can comfortably enjoy a blowing glass workshop to make tonbo dama (dragonfly balls) even in the middle of sightseeing. Because workshop staff are there, even children can safely participate. The workshop’s original products are perfect as souvenirs.
  • Ishigaki Yaima Mura
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    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Nagura 967-1
    Japan’s southernmost theme park, it recreates the good old atmosphere of Yaeyama house-lined streets with a background of rich nature. Located on a hill overlooking Ishigaki Island’s scenic Nagura Bay, it is full of highlights such as red-tiled kominka (old houses) that are registered as National Tangible Cultural properties. There is also a tour of Nagura Anpal, which is registered under the Ramsar Convention, and you can observe rare animals and plants.
  • All Ages Underwater Sightseeing Cruise Ship Orca
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tondouchou 2-1
    The largest underwater sightseeing boat in Okinawa allows you to enjoy the colorful tropical fish that inhabit the ocean from the underwater observation room. The boat hardly sways, and you can wear your regular clothes while looking at the beautiful sea, so it is popular with people of all ages. They are open all year round and operate five trips a day. The trip lasts for approximately 50 to 60 minutes.
  • West Marine
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    3.5
    58 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tondouchou 2-1 Naha Shantou Building 1F
    This popular company offers sunset dinner cruises where you can enjoy your time on the cruise while eating a meal and watching the evening sun set into the beautiful ocean of Okinawa. You can go with significant others, friends or family. You can also choose a cruise plan according to the purpose and for a unique memory of Okinawa. In addition to the sunset cruise, their night cruises and underwater sightseeing boats are also popular.

    Cons:you only spend about 10-15 minutes in the viewing area. Pros:Young children are free. Which I was happy for. As he I paid for our whole family I would have been disappointed. You can pay...

  • Okinawa Coffee Experience Farm
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Ogimi Mura Nerome 2268-63
  • Taiken Workshop & Okinawa zakka Atelier43
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    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Sumuide 252
  • Shisa Workshop Mabuya
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-6-2

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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