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Nago Pineapple Park teaches pineapple lovers about the life of the pineapple, from seedling to food product. A pineapple cart takes visitors through the pineapple fields and the tropical garden, and the store sells the freshest and most delicious pineapple products on the island, including a pineapple wine. Don't leave without trying the pineapple ice cream and taking a look at the pineapple charcoal. And, if you haven't gotten your fill, try some dishes at the restaurant. Those who can't carry their prizes home can use the store's shipping service.
Only four minutes from Ocean Expo Park, a quick tour through this small butterfly garden will have the whole family smiling before the day is done. If you want to see them up close, grab one of the red caps or umbrellas provided upon entering and the butterflies will be sure to perch atop your head. There is also a restaurant in the building with a beautiful view of the ocean, as well as a small souvenir shop with all of the typical Okinawan goods.
Right across from the Oceanic Culture Hall in Ocean Expo Park, this historical village depicts daily life as it was for people of the Ryukyu Kingdom from around the 17th and 18th Centuries. Visitors can see and touch the Utaki (sacred place), Ugamiga (sacred spring), and the house of worship. Located within the village, the Omoro Arboretum has 22 species of plants that are mentioned in the Omoroi Soshi, Okinawa's oldest anthology of folk songs. Those who are interested can also participate in folk dances and try playing the shamisen, a Japanese lute. The exhibit is free for all, and open for thirty minutes longer from March to November.