Thursday, November 24, 2016

# Travel ♪ Hill of Bios! A park where you can explore the Okinawa subtropical forest!


Hawaii in the East - Okinawa
A park where you can explore the Okinawa subtropical forest
Hill of Bios

Almost everyone knows about Okinawa is famous for their blue ocean, but actually there is a place where you can feel and experience the subtropical climate of Okinawa.


On Ishikawa plateau in Okinawa, there is a place called "Hills of Bios" where you can get a close look at the plants and animals in the subtropical forest of Okinawa.

Hill of Bios
Address: 961-30 Ishikawakadekaru, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
Map Code: 206 005 263
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Last admission at 17:00)
Holidays: none
Tel.: 098-965-3400

Admission: 900 yen (Adults and Jr. high school above), 500 yen (Children, 4 years to elementary school students)
Admission + Boat Ride Set: 1,600 yen (Adults and Jr. high school above), 900 yen (Children, 4 years to elementary school students)
Homepage: http://www.bios-hill.co.jp.e.vr.hp.transer.com/
Google Map


What can you experience in the park?

Picture credited to Hill of Bios
<Activities>

Like canoe, sea paddle, rope swing and swing, traditional activities, and even a walk in the nature.

Picture credited to Hill of Bios
<Learn about the nature>

Tour boat ride, buffalo carriage ride, canoe with tour guide, toys and souvenirs making, train ride in the park.

Picture credited to Hill of Bios
<Play with animals and learn about plants>

There are different kinds of animals, insects, flowers and plants living in the park.

Picture credited to Hill of Bios
<Experience the Ryukyu culture>

In 1879, Ryukyu Kingdom became Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. Therefore, you can find a different kind of culture in Okinawa.

How to get to Hill of Bios from Naha Airport?


Access Information: http://www.bios-hill.co.jp.e.vr.hp.transer.com/access/

*By your own car
From Naha Airport: About 60 minutes (45 km)
From Ryukyu Village: About 15 minutes (8 km)
From Cape Manzamo beach: About 25 minutes (14 km)

*By bus

From Naha Airport bus terminal

Take Nago West Line (#20) or (#120) and get off at Nakadomari (takes about 70 minutes), then use the taxi business association of central Okinawa (098-929-1818) (about 10 minutes)

*By taxi
From Naha Airport taxi stand (about 41.4km) 13,330 yen
From Kokusai Dori street (about 37.2km) 11,980 yen

What can you notice in the picture?


Does it look like a dragon to you?



Actually you can try two activities on this dragon-shaped river.

Tour boat ride and Canoe


01. Canoe



You can go anyway as you like on the river. Kids can also try this with an adult.

Information
Fees: 1,500 yen (adult), 800 yen (Children 4 years or above)
Entrance ticket is required
Duration: About 25 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 17:15
Location: Ayafune Square (Pier) 綾舟場 (10-mins walk and 200m from main entrance)

Reminder
Elementary school students or under have to ride with an adult
A simple briefing will be given before getting into the canoe
Raincoat is provided when it rains
Maximum 40 persons at the same time (for group over 20 persons, please make reservation in advance, and group price will be charged.)

02. Tour Boat Ride



You can also get on the tour boat ride and enjoy the natural landscape and colorful orchids at Hill of Bios.

Information
Fees: 800 yen (Adults), 500 yen (Children)
Entrance ticket is required
Time: About 25 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 17:00
Location: Ayafune Square (Pier) 綾舟場 (10-mins walk and 200m from main entrance)

Reminder
Tickets are not required for children under 4 years old and do not occupy seat
Departs in every 30 minutes
Reservation is required for group of 20 or above
Maximum 40 persons per ride

Buffalo Carriage Ride and Train Ride


01. Train Ride


This small red train will take you to the farms and look at some Okinawa's fruit and crops!!

Information
Fees: 600 yen (Adult), 400 yen (Children)
Entrance ticket is required
Duration: About 20 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 17:00
Location:  Azumacho shop (東町屋), 200m from entrance (10-minute walk)

Reminder
Get you ticket at Azumacho shop (東町屋)
Maximum 20 persons per ride

02. Buffalo Carriage Ride


Here in Hills of Bios, you can get on the buffalo carriage ride to enjoy the park slowly.

Information
Fees: 900 yen (Adults), 600 yen (From 4 years old to elementary school)
Entrance ticket is required
Time: About 20-25 minutes
Hours: 09:45 - 17:15
Location: Azumacho shop (東町屋), 200m from entrance (10-minute walk)

Reminder
Tickets can be purchased in Azumacho shop (東町屋)
Tickets are not required for children under 4 years old and do not occupy seat
Departs in every 30 minutes
Maximum 20 persons per ride

Experience Traditional Ryukyu Costumes



Not only ladies' costumes are available, even men and kids can also find their sizes and experience the traditional Ryukyu costumes!

Information
Fees: 1,080 yen
Duration: About 15 minutes
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Irimachiya (西町屋)

Reminder
Available on rainy days too.
2 large sizes photos included.

Enjoy your time in the nature


Under the beautiful Okinawa sky, enjoy your time with the cute animals like goats, pigs, or chicken. You can also try to feed them!

Information
Fees: Free
Entrance ticket is required
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
Location: Ashibiuna (遊御庭)

Reminder
Snacks for animals can be bought in the shop

02. Big Swing


Dare to try this 5 feet tall big swing? Views are amazing when you swing higher!!

Information
Fees: Free
Entrance ticket is required
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
Location: 思御庭・謡御庭・踊御庭area, 200m from entrance (10-minute walk)

Reminder
Adults please take care of children
5 big swings can be found in 思御庭・謡御庭・踊御庭area

Your Okinawa Memory


Come to Hill of Bios where you can explore the Okinawa subtropical forest and learn about the nature!!

Hill of Bios
Address: 961-30 Ishikawakadekaru, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
Map Code: 206 005 263
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Last admission at 17:00)
Holidays: none
Tel.: 098-965-3400

Admission: 900 yen (Adults and Jr. high school above), 500 yen (Children, 4 years to elementary school students)
Admission + Boat Ride Set: 1,600 yen (Adults and Jr. high school above), 900 yen (Children, 4 years to elementary school students)
Homepage: http://www.bios-hill.co.jp.e.vr.hp.transer.com/
Google Map

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