Native Okinawa village - Omoro Arboretum Okinawa, Motobu Okinawa

native okinawan village and omoro arboretum

Set in the Ocean Expo Park is what looks like a village that time forgot. The Native Okinawa Village is a perfect replica of what life for the native inhabitants of Okinawa would have been like in the Ryukyu Kingdom before the end of the nineteenth century. Guests to the Native Okinawa Village can find traditional houses with the emblematic red tile and thatched roofs of Okinawa. Within the village are the Ugamiga (sacred springs) and the Niraikanai worship place (sacred place for the Niraikanai prayers).

A big part of the village is the plants mentioned in the Omoro Soshi, Okinawa's oldest collection of folk songs. These plants are cultivated and displayed in the Omoro Arboretum, also known as the Omoro Botanical Garden. As well as the plants mentioned in the Omoro Soshi, the garden contains about 400 species of salt-resistant plants organized into zones which include large trees, various garden plants, herbs, and more than 110 wild orchid species from the Ryukyu Islands.

From Naha Airport: Approx. 140 min by car (via highway)
From Okinawa Expressway Kyoda I.C: Approx. 40 min by car (via highway)
From nearest bus stop Kinen Koen-mae: Approx. 3 min. on foot
(Stop for line : 65, 66, 70)
Parking: Available (Free)

Admission: Free
Open hours: December - February 9:30-17:00
March - November 9:30-17:30
July 20 - August 31 9:30-18:30
Closing Day: Thursday (if holiday, closed on Friday)
Address: 424 Ishikawa, Within Ocean Expo Park, Motobu Town, Okinawa
905-0206
Phone: 0980-48-3140

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
  >> Details
JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
  >> Details
JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
  >> Details
JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
  >> Details

 

Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA