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Hop on a fixed-route bus and enjoy the superb view of Kouri Island!

2018/10/10

Kouri Island is one of the most popular spots in Okinawa.
While it was only reachable by taxi or rental car in the past, you can now go there simply by bus!

As of 2018/7/1

Have a healthy breakfast at "Tsukinowa"

7:40am-8:40am
Start the day with a healthy breakfast from "Tsukinowa"!
Daily Breakfast Menu 500JPY, Homemade Coffee 250JPY

From the bus stop "Tomaritakahashi", take the bus headed for Resort Hotel Bel Paraiso that departs at 8:56am.

つきのわ(TSUKINOWA)

沖縄県那覇市牧志1-4-32

7:00-12:00 (Mon,Fri, Sat,Sun) 21:00-0:00 (except Wed)

Route
Tomaritakahashi
Bus: Yambaru Express bus
70mins
Nakijinjoseki-iriguchi

Don't forget to get a boarding certificate for riding the "Yambaru Express bus"! You will need this later on.

#今帰仁 #今帰仁城跡 #nakijin #やんばる急行バス #沖縄 #okinawa #terracehousenakijin505

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When you get off at "Nakijinjoseki-iriguchi", remember to ask the bus driver for a boarding certificate (Josha Shomei-sho in Japanese).
If you are not confident with your Japanese, just show the driver this photo!

From the bus stop "Nakijinjoseki-iriguchi", transfer to the bus headed for Kouri Island Bussan Center that departs at 11:20am.
The bus is pink in colour so you will definitely recognize it!

Route
On foot

Transfer to the pink-colored free shuttle bus

#今帰仁 #今帰仁城跡 #nakijin #やんばる急行バス #沖縄 #okinawa #terracehousenakijin505

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Show the bus driver the boarding certificate of "Yambaru Express bus" to get on this bus! However, please keep in minsd that there is no specific bus stop, so you may need to wave your arm when the pink bus is in your sight!

今帰仁城跡入口バス停("NAKIJIN-JO ATO IRIGUCHI" BUS STOP)

Superb view! Don't miss seeing the Warumi Bridge from bus window!

From the Warumi Bridge you can have a great view of the beautiful nature of the Yanbaru region!
You can even see the reflection of the arch in water if you are lucky!

ワルミ大橋(WARUMI BRIDGE)

Route
Nakijinjoseki-iriguchi
Bus: Free Shuttle Bus
43mins
Untembaru

Rent a bicycle to cycle around!

12:15pm-12:30pm
Rent an electric bicycle from Churaumi Terrace and begin your trip!
Enjoy the natural wind of Yagaji Island as you ride through the Satokibi (sugarcane fields)!

Electric Bicycle Rental 1 hour 1,000JPY

ガーデンレストラン&カフェ 美ら海テラス(CHURAUMI TERRACE)

沖縄県名護市字済井出大堂1311

11:00-18:00 (Summer season 10:30-)

Open all year round

Route
Bicycle
10mins

Take a break at CALiN

12:40pm-1:10pm
Why not take a break at this stylish café renovated from an old Japanese-style house?
Food there is made from local ingredients so you can enjoy the delicious taste of Okinawa!
Don't forget to try the Sandwich Plate and Shima Donut!

Sandwich Plate 980JPY
Shima Donut 170JPY

カフェ&ザッカ CALiN(CAFÉ & ZAKKA CALIN)

沖縄県名護市運天原522

11:00-17:00

Mon

Route
Bicycle
10mins

To the Mangrove Forest

大潮で引潮。美しきマングローブの入り口。 #大潮パワー #マングローブ #屋我地島

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1:20pm - 1:30pm
Enjoy the nature and interact with the crabs, fish, shells, shrimps and native birds at this Mangrove Forest.
You can recharge your mind and soul by breathing in the fresh air there!

マングローブの森(MANGROVE FOREST)

沖縄県名護市我部776

Route
Bicycle
10mins

Sumi-ide Beach

1:40pm-1:50pm
A little-known but beautiful beach with clear water and soft sand that is definitely worth a visit!

済井出ビーチ(SUMUIDE BEACH)

沖縄県名護市済井出473

Route
Bicycle
10mins

Okinawan homestyle lunch

2pm-2:40pm
Enjoy local cuisine at "Marin Tei"!

Soki Soba (medium) 500JPY
Fish Soup of the day 800JPY

マリン亭(MARINE TEI)

沖縄県名護市字済井出276

10:00-15:00 16:00-18:00

Tue

Route
Bicycle
10mins

Highlight of the trip: Kouri Bridge

2:50pm-3pm
Feel the breeze while cycling over the bridge!

古宇利大橋(KOURI BRIDGE)

Route
Bicycle
20mins

Love is there: Heart Rock

3:20pm-3:40pm
How can you not pay a visit to this popular heart-shaped rock?
It's been said that you will have good luck in love if you pick up a seashell from around this area and offer it to the Kourijima-koimamoriji Temple with a prayer!

Koimamori (love charm) 800JPY

古宇利島ハート岩恋守寺社(KOURIJIMA HEART ROCK TEMPLE)

沖縄県国頭郡今帰仁村古宇利2593-2

9:00-About Sunset

Cycling around the Kouri Island

3:40pm-4pm
Explore the nature and enjoy the wind of the Island to the fullest!

Route
Bicycle
10mins

Return the bicycle and cool down a bit

4pm-4:30pm
After returning the bicycle at Churaumi Terrace, have some Kakigori (shaved ice) and take a break!

Rainbow Kakigori 700JPY

From the bus stop "Untembaru", take the free shuttle bus headed for Nakijinjoseki Castle Ruins that departs at 4:44pm, and get off at "Nakijinson-yakuba".

※Be careful that you will be getting off at a different bus stop from that you get on from.

ガーデンレストラン&カフェ 美ら海テラス(CHURAUMI TERRACE)

沖縄県名護市字済井出大堂1311

11:00-18:00 (Summer season 10:30-)

Open all year round

Route
Untembaru
Bus: Free Shuttle Bus
16mins
Nakijinson-yakuba
Bus:Yambaru Express bus
101mins
Kenchokitaguchi

Time for some souvenir shopping at Kokusai Street!

8pm-9pm
This Street is crowded with people until around 10pm, so it may be a good idea to do some last-minsute shopping and have some snack there at night!

国際通り(KOKUSAI-DORI STREET)

沖縄県那覇市牧志3-11-16

Route
On foot
2mins

End the day with some Kachashi (Okinawan folk dance)!

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9pm-10:30pm
At "Tobarama", you can enjoy the many Okinawan dishes like the Okinawan alcohol "Awamori", and experience Kachashi together with some folk songs!
Finish off the day with some dancing and drinking!
We highly recommend you to sit on the 2nd floor where you can have a good view of the live show.

Goya Champuru 780JPY/ Rafute 850JPY/ Awamori 400JPY

とぅばらーま(TOUBARAMA)

沖縄県那覇市牧志2-7-25

11:00-24:00 (LO) FOOD 23:00 DRINK 23:30

Open all year round

Route
On foot
1min

Dessert time at Lawson!

You can find many Okinawa-limited products in Okinawan convenience stores!
Don't forget to grab one as a late-night snack!

Chinsuko Ice-cream 140JPY

ローソン那覇牧志公園前店(LOWSON (NAHA MAKISHI PARK BRANCH))

沖縄県那覇市牧志3-13-23

Open for 24hours

Open all year round

Pass Used This Time

Kourijima~Nakijin Castle Ruins Free Shuttle Bus

TOTAL (Excluding Food And Shopping Expenses)
Regular Price: 10,000JPY
Discount Price 4,000JPY
Discount Rate:60%OFF
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