Pineapples have been cultivated on Okinawa as an agricultural product for around a century. However, due to the arrival of lower priced pineapples from overseas, the industry has suffered in recent decades. As a result, some farms are now promoting the fruit as a tourist attraction. The Nago Pineapple Park (ナゴパイナップルパーク), a small, enjoyable theme park about pineapples, is a result of such promotion efforts.
The admission ticket to the park includes a ride on an automatic vehicle through pineapple fields and a tropical garden, and an adjacent souvenir shop that affords visitors the chance to sample pineapple products. Among the various products are pineapple wines, juices, cakes, chocolates, as well as dried and fresh pineapple. During certain times of the year, it is also possible to observe how pineapples are peeled, cut and canned in a small factory on site.
Take highway bus number 111 or 117 from Naha to Nago Bus Terminal (90 minutes, 2100 yen from Naha Bus Center; 105 minutes, 2190 yen from Naha Airport; 1-2 buses/hour) and transfer to infrequently departing bus number 70 to Meio Daigaku Iriguchi (名桜大学入口, 20 minutes, 390 yen, 5 buses/day).
By car, take the Okinawa Expressway from Naha all the way to its northern end near Nago (around 1000 yen one way) and then follow regular roads to the Pineapple Park. In total, the journey takes about 90-120 minutes one way (more during rush hours).