A couple weeks ago, we went to Okinawa World. We had been wanting to go for a while, but we had to wait for hubs to get home, then for Little Man to get home, so we just waited for my mother-in-law to get here so she could go to.
Okinawa World is Okinawa Prefecture’s foremost theme park and presents the local history, culture and nature all in one location. So says their website anyways. It’s not even close to what I would call a theme park, but it’s Okinawa, so it works. The park has three main attractions, the Gyokusendo, the Habu Park, and the traditional Okinawan village.
We hit the Gyokusendo first. It’s a cave, that’s 5000 meters long, but only about 890 meters are open to the public. The cave alone was worth going for. There are walkways built so it’s easy to get through the cave. It is full of stalactites and stalagmites and pools of water. We were constantly getting dripped on, but instantly dried as soon as we hit the surface.
After the cave, we walked through the village. It was mostly shops and a few restaurants, but they also had a small brewery!
Last, we hit up the Habu Park. Habu’s are super poisonous snakes that are all over the island. They did a show and we walked through the musuem, which was full of stuffed snakes, snake skeletons, and a few live ones. There was a place to have your picture taken with a snake, non-poisonous of course. The whole time Little Missy kept saying she wanted a picture with the snake around her shoulders. She was so sure of herself, until she saw it. She quickly changed her mind.
Everybody had a good time and there was enough to keep the kids and adults entertained. It also ended up being a lot cheaper than I thought, which is always a plus!