Native Village&Arboretum

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Native Village&Arboretum


This facility was opened in Ocean Expo Park in Motobu in 1980 to comemorate the Okinawa International Ocean Exposition. It reproduces the setting of a village community as it was from the times of the Ryukyu Kingdom until 1889, when the restriction ordinance on sites and premises was abolished. A glimpse of the lives of the people of those times can be caught from the red tile-roofed houses, thatched roof houses and places for worship in the local village of nearly 4 hectares. The plants mentioned in the <I>Omoro Soshi</I>, Okinawa’s oldest collection of folk songs, are planted and displayed in the Omoro Arboretum.

Facility Information
Slip back to the times of the Ryukyu Kingdom and experience life during the <I>Omoro</I> times
Business Hours
March - November: 8:30~17:30
Thursday (if holiday, closed on Friday)
Within Ocean Expo Park, 424, Ishikawa,Motobu-Town, Okinawa Prefecture, 905-0206
Transportation Access
Approximately 40 minutes from Okinawa Expressway : Kyoda I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 3 minutes from Nearest bus stop : Kinen Koen-mae by Walk