Monday was day two of our spring break.
Our first stop was the Zukeran Egg Shop and Zoo. It wasn’t so much a zoo, as it was random animals to look at. They had lots of birds, parrots, peacocks and such, a bull, a couple donkeys and goats, monkeys, and lots of rabbits and turtles. The kids really liked it and it was free, so I’m not complaining. They also have a shop where they sell loads of fresh eggs. I’ve heard they are wonderful!
We then went to the Wakatake Park. The park is off the same road as the Treehouse Park and the Shisha Dog park, so I figured why not. The playground was small, but the water kept the kids entertained.
Then we headed back to the Kakazu Takadei Park we had gone to on Friday. The park has two playgrounds, a typical plastic one, and a larger, more original one.
The park also has an observatory. We walked up to it on Friday to check out the view. There is pretty much a straight on view of the flightline at Futenma. Monday, we watched a plane come into land, then head back up again before touching down and circle around to do it all over again. It was neat to watch!
|She is using her binoculars.|
Mostly, the park has a lot of historical aspects. Kakazu Ridge was the location of one of the bloodiest battles on Okinawa during WWII. The Kakazu Tower is a memorial to all those who died.
There is a tochka across from the memorial. Little Man and I checked it out to see if you really could fit three adults in there.
During the war, many people hid out in caves, some natural, some man made. One of the man made ones is in the park as well.