Park / Green Space Spots in Naha / Southern Okinawa Area

  • Shurijo Castle Park (Shurijo Castle)
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shurikinjouchou 1-2
    The Ryukyu Kingdom existed for 450 years from 1429, and Shuri Castle boasted the glory of the Kingdom and was the center of politics, diplomacy and culture. It was also a symbol of the kingdom. It is said to have high cultural and historical value as its unique architectural style is a fusion of Chinese and Japanese castle fortification culture and the castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. It was destroyed by fire at one stage during World War II, but was restored in 1992 with Shuri Castle Park being opened.

    首里城正殿の近く、奉神門の手前の下之御庭の真ん中にある御嶽です。木がおいしげっていて、そこを石垣と石門が囲んでいます。礼拝所であり、聖地です。

  • Peace Memorial Park
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Mabuni 444
    Straddling the boundary between Itoman City and Yaese Town, Shimajiri District, the Peace Memorial Park is a Quasi-National Park that includes beautiful natural scenery and also historical sights commemorating the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. There is an observation platform with good views along the coast. The area within the Park saw some of the fiercest fighting during the Battle of Okinawa, and was the location of the Japanese Army’s last line of defense. Within the Park, the Peace Memorial Museum houses displays of photographs and relics relating to the Battle, as well as the National War Dead Peace Mausoleum, which records the names of all the people who died during the Battle, along with more than 100 individual memorial steles and cenotaphs. Besides being a place dedicated to the dream of global peace and which aims to send out a message of peace, the Park is also a place that many families visit on weekends and public holidays for picnics and recreation.

    This tower of shimamori is located inside the peace park as well. Don’t really remember the purpose of it but I’m sure it has to do with the war. Good to just walk by since the entire park is like a...

  • Cape Chinen Park
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudeken
    This park is in Cape Chinen near Sefa-utaki of Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture. Surrounded on three sides by the cobalt blue sea, you can enjoy a stunning view of the vast watery expanse. There’s a gazebo and walking path, not to mention a pleasant sea breeze. And don’t miss the fantastic views of nearby Mt. Kudaka and Komaka Island.
  • Toyosaki Seaside Park Chura Sun Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Toyosaki 5-1
    This large beach has a BBQ area, an area where you can enjoy marine sports, beach soccer and volleyball, and a swimming beach. Besides showers and bathrooms, it has shops that sells items essential to swimming at the beach and other accessories. In addition, it is also highly recommended to go cycling in the park because there is a bicycle center.
  • Yogi Park
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Yorimiya 1-1-1
    The closest stations are Makishi Station and Asato Station on the Okinawa Monorail. This is one of Naha City's first 15 urban planning parks. On clear days, this spacious park bustles with large numbers of children, adults, and senior citizens. Many of the park's walkways are paved, ensuring ease of use for stroller and wheelchair users. Park facilities include playground equipment like a jungle gym and seesaw, as well as a red clay multipurpose sports ground and basketball court, and visitors can enjoy a full day of fun here. There's also a real decommissioned steam locomotive on the ground that visitors cannot enter but can view up close.
  • Kaigungo Park
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Tomigusuku 236

    This is another park with long sliders. It builds from the hillside. But I found that the blue slider working not very well so I cannot slide properly. Maybe I am too heavy. :D

  • Gusukuroto Park
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    3.0
    11 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Nakayama

    滑り台などの子供向けの遊具があるので、子供連れにお勧めの公園です。高台にあるので綺麗な海を見下ろせる絶景の場所です。

  • Shintoshin Park
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Omoromachi 3-2
  • Gushikami Mina Togawa Park
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    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Yaesecho Gushi Mura Minatogawa
  • Nigiwai Hiroba
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Matsuo 2-7-10
  • Minamihama Park
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    Okinawa Itoman-shi Shiozaki 4-29
  • Uehara Takadai Park
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    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Nishiharacho Uehara 1-20-4
  • Kogane Mori Park
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    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Haebaru Cho Kyan
  • Sueyoshi Park
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Shurisueyoshicho 1-3-1
  • Manko Park
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Kohagura 3-23-1
  • Naminoue Beach (Naminoue Umi Sora Park)
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Wakasa 1-25-9
  • Yaese Park
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    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Yaese Cho Tomori 1637
  • Onoyamakoen
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    Okinawa Naha-shi
  • Sakiyama Park
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Shurisakiyamacho 1-37
  • Habu Museum Park
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    Okinawa Nanjo Tamagusuku Maekawa 1336

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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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