Visiting Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and the natural “Yanbaru” scenery

Northern Okinawa

"Yanbaru" means "region of mountain ranges and rich forests", and refers to the northern part of Okinawa Island. The rich subtropical forests are inhabited by many indigenous birds such as the Okinawa rail and Okinawa woodpecker. Go visit the great outdoors and wild animals starting at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, where you can see schools of whale sharks!

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Day 1 - Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Fukugi Tree Road

[Traveling]
Naha Airport -- <about 120 mins. by express bus> -- Nago Bus Terminal -- <60 mins. by bus> -- Kinen Koen-mae -- [Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium] -- [Tropical Dream Center] -- <20 mins. by walk> -- [Bise Fukugi Tree Road] -- Kinen Koen-mae <60 mins. by bus> -- Nago Bus Terminal

*The times required with public transportation are approximate.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The huge tank boasting 7,500 square meters in size contains whale sharks and Alfred mantas that can only be seen here, as well as schools of various kinds of fish. There are also corners featuring creatures that live in the rivers of Okinawa and those with deep-water fish on display.

Tropical Dream Center

Bise Fukugi Tree Road

This is a region where old Okinawan homes remain unchanged. The Fukugi (garcinias) that have been planted for protection from storms are lined up for three kilometers. Okinawa is the unique place where you can see such a setting that seems as though time has stopped.

Yanbaru Night Tour

Day 2 - Hiji Falls & Trekking, Daiseki Rinzan

[Traveling]
Nago Bus Terminal -- <40 mins. by bus> -- Okuma -- <20 mins. by walk> -- [Hiji Falls and Trekking] -- <20 mins. by walk> -- Okuma Beach Iriguchi -- <5 mins. by bus> -- Hentona Bus Terminal -- <30 mins. by bus> -- Kitakuni Shogakko -- <10 mins. by walk> -- Daiseki Rinzan -- <10 mins. by walk> -- Kitakuni Shogakko -- <30 mins. by bus> -- Hentona Bus Terminal -- <60 mins. by bus> -- Nago Bus Terminal

Hiji Falls

Daiseki Rinzan

Favorite Okinawan foods

Day 3 - Neo Park Okinawa, Fureai Hirugi Park

[Traveling]
Nago Bus Terminal -- <5 mins. by bus> -- Okita -- <5 mins. by walk> -- [Neo Park Okinawa] -- <5 mins. by bus> -- Nago Bus Terminal -- <60 mins. by bus> -- Gesashi -- <3 mins. by walk> -- [Higashi-son Fureai Hirugi Park] -- <3 mins. by walk> -- Gesashi -- <60 mins. by bus> -- Nago Bus Terminal -- <120 mins. by express bus> -- Naha Airport

Neo Park Okinawa

Higashi-son Fureai Hirugi Park