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Nago (名護) is a city located on Okinawa Island, Japan, in the northern (北部 Hokubu) region.

Understand[edit]

With history dating back to the 14th century, Nago had a monorail built when it hosted Expo '75. It is now a major tourism destination for Japanese and foreigners alike.

Get in[edit]

From Naha bus terminal (across the street from Asahibashi monorail station) you can take the Expressway Route bus No. 111. The trip will take about 2 hours and will cost ¥2,040. There will be many stops along the expressway on route. The No. 111 runs all the way from the Naha airport as well and costs ¥2,160.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Busena Marine Park (ブセナ海中公園). 09:00-17:30. Peninsula with an underwater observation tower, and a glass-bottom boat that leaves every 20 minutes. Free shuttle bus that looks like a tram. Boat & tower combo tickets ¥2100/1050 adult/child. Tickets for just the deck or just the boat are available too..
  • 2 Nago Pineapple Park, Japan, 〒905-0005 Okinawa-ken, Nago-shi, Biimata, 1195, +81 980 53 3659. 09:00-18:00. Kitschy pineapple-themed park. A short but entertaining ride on an automated golf cart gives you some history about pineapple cultivation, dropping you off in a shopping center where all the products are either pineapple-themed or contain pineapple (or both!) Worth a stop if you're in the area and you like pineapple. Adult (16 years old) ¥850, junior high school (13-15 years old) ¥600, elementary school students ¥450, pre-school children are free, 10% discount for groups of 15 persons of more.
  • 3 Nago Castle Ruins (名護城). Don't expect to find the castle as it was in the 14th century, but enjoy the nice walk to the top of the hill. The park of the Nago castle is on the Top 100 list of cherry tree flower viewing (hanami) spots of Japan, and the only place in the Okinawa prefecture on the list. free. Nago Castle (Q11415614) on Wikidata Nago Castle on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 Heriosu Brewery Factory Tour (ヘリオス酒造工場見学), 405 Kyoda Nago City (Near Kohenzoko Bus stop route No. 120.), +81 980-50-9686. 10:00 - 16:30. All kinds of Awamori (Rice made Shōchū), you can taste several. Reservation required phone or web. free.

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Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Kariyushi, 国頭郡恩納村名嘉真ヤーシ原2591-1, +81 98-967-8731. Large beach resort and ocean spa at the south of Nago. ¥10,000.
  • 2 Ritz-Carlton Okinawa, 1343-1 Kise. The Ritz-Carlton just might the most expensive hotel in all Okinawa. Oddly, though, it's nowhere near a beach, instead targeting avid golfers willing to pony up $1000/night. ¥90,000+.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Nago
END  N  S  IshikawaOkinawa MinamiNaha
KunigamiOgimi  N  S  OnnaKadenaNaha
END  N  S  KinUrumaOkinawa
OgimiHigashi  N  S 
Motobu  W  E  END
MotobuNakijin  W  E  END


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