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The entrance to Okinawa World

Okinawa World (おきなわワールド) is a touristy theme park about Okinawan culture. The park's main attractions are a massive natural cave, a craft village and a snake museum.

With a total length of five kilometers, Gyokusendo Cave is the longest of the many caves in the south of Okinawa Island and the second longest cave in the entire country. 850 meters of the cave are open to the public and feature spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. The inside of the cave is well maintained and the walking paths are comfortable and well lit.

The Gyokusendo Cave

The Kingdom Village is a nice replica of a traditional Ryukyu village with workshops introducing the various traditional Okinawan crafts, such as weaving, dyeing, paper making, pottery, sugar cone processing, the making of music instruments and the more recently introduced glass blowing. Hands-on experiences are offered at many of the workshops.

The Habu Park, named after the infamous, poisonous, local Habu snake, consists of a snake museum, a small, run down zoological garden with some snakes on display and a snake show. Throughout the park, visitors have ample of opportunities to purchase local products at numerous souvenir shops. Of course, there is also a restaurant specialized in Okinawa cuisine.

A shop in the Kingdom Village
A habu snake in the Habu Park

Access

Okinawa World is near the southern tip of Okinawa Honto, about ten kilometers south of Naha. Take bus number 83 from Naha Bus Center all the way to its terminal stop, Gyokusendo-mae, which is located in front of Okinawa World (60 minutes, 580 yen, one bus every 1-2 hours). By car, it takes about 40 minutes from central Naha.

How to get to and around Okinawa Honto

Hours & Fees

Hours

9:00 to 18:00 (entry until 17:00)

Closed

No closing days

Admission

1650 yen (all attractions)
1240 yen (cave and village only)
620 yen (village only)
620 yen (Habu Park only)

Hotels around Okinawa Island

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Okinawa Kenchomae
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Hotel Nikko Alivila
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InterContinental ANA Manza Beach Resort
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JAL Private Resort Okuma
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Tours and Experiences

Page last updated: February 6, 2015