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Naha: North Okinawa Sightseeing Tour & Churaumi Aquarium

1. Naha: North Okinawa Sightseeing Tour & Churaumi Aquarium

This bus tour will take you to the most popular spots in the northern part of Okinawa in one day. The first stop will be the Nago Pineapple Park where you will ride a pineapple cart and enjoy the gardens and shopping. The bus then takes you across Kouri Bridge to Kouri Island with a beautiful beach and spectacular scenery. The next stop will be the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. The aquarium is one of the biggest in the world where you will be able to observe a large variety of tropical fish. After visiting Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, you will be traveling to Okashigoten, where you will try a Beni-imo Tart, local sweets made with sweet potato. Lastly, you can enjoy the scenic promenade and its famous "Elephant Stone" in Manzoma where you also will have some time for shopping. Throughout the day, your multilingual audio guide will help you learn more about each spot you visit during the tour.

Okinawa: Full-Day Bus Tour to Yanbaru National Park

2. Okinawa: Full-Day Bus Tour to Yanbaru National Park

Explore popular spots in the northern part of Okinawa and enjoy the beautiful nature of the Yanbaru area. Take a guided walk in the Higashi-son Fureai Hirugi Park. Observe wildlife species like the Okinawa rail. Listen to commentary at every stop on the tour with an audio guide. Visit the Yanbaru Forest Visitor Center Dome Theater. Watch videos projected onto the 360-degree dome-shaped screen on the ceiling. Get introduced to spots in Yanbaru that are not covered on the tour. Have lunch at the Fisherman's Dining in Kunigami Village. Feast on a set meal of sashimi and fried fish . Observe the beautiful ocean from the observatory at Cape Hedo, the northern tip of the island. Hike in the rich nature of Yanbaru National Park and Daisekirinsan. Marvel at the unique tropical plants and rocks. If you are lucky, you can spot the Okinawa rail, a nationally protected species. Meet an Okinawa rail at the Okinawa Rail Ecology Center. Okinawa rails are listed as endangered and live in the only northern forest of Okinawa. Take the opportunity to shop at the roadside Station Yui Yui Kunigami. This is a great spot to buy local souvenirs. A multilingual audio guide will help you learn about each spot you visit. Listen to a full explanation of Okinawa during this tour.

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What people are saying about Kume Island

The tour guide, a female whose name I don't remember, was great. I don't speak Japanase so she explained how the tour worked while on the bus, because her English is limited. The destinations have signs in English so I got by on my own just fine. This is not a fully guided tour, meaning; the tour guide doesn't lead you throughout the locations, every one sets off on their own. She said the most important information to me in English before getting off the bus, so I knew when and where to be back. The biggest part of this tour is the aquarium. I found the 3 hours were plenty of time to see the highlights of the aquarium and have lunch. The food at the aquarium isn't great, before the aquarium we stopped by a beach that had shops and I wish I had eaten there instead because it had better options, so keep that in mind. The bus was comfortable and had wifi. Later in the tour there were places that I wasn't interested in, it was fine to stay in the bus, as others guests besides myself did.