Thursday, August 31, 2017

#Okinawa Travel ♪ Hill of Bios! Explore Okinawa's Subtropical Forest and Park




#Okinawa Travel ♪ Hill of Bios! 

Explore Okinawa's Subtropical Forest and Park


Everyone knows about Okinawa's beautiful beaches,
but there's so much more fun and interesting things
to do and see in Okinawa!
The Hill of Bios is a perfect place for couples and families alike
looking for an adventure on land, sea, and air.


Hill of Bios
Address: 961-30 Ishikawakadekaru, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
Map Code: 206 005 263
Hours: 09:00 - 6:00 (Last admission at 5:00)
Holidays: none
Tel.: 098-965-3400

Admission: 900 yen (Jr. high school above+), 500 yen (ages 4 to elementary)
Admission + Boat Ride Set1,600 yen (
Jr. high school above+), 900 yen (ages 4 to elementary)

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Hill of Bios by Water

Take a Jungle Cruise
On the Jungle Cruise you get a boatman guided tour of the water.
See the flowers and animals and more on around a 1kilo lake cruise.  


Keep your eyes open for special surprises!
You never know what you'll see.


Jungle Cruise (湖水観賞舟)
Information
Fees: 800 yen (Adults), 500 yen (Children)
Entrance ticket is required
Time: About 25 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 5:00
Location: Ayafune Square (Pier) 綾舟場
(10-mins walk and 200m from main entrance)
※Other information
 Tickets are not required for children under 4 years old Departs every 30 minutes Reservations are required for groups of 20 or above
  --Maximum 40 persons per ride



Rent a Canoe
 Explore Okinawa's subtropical pond getting a more intimate tour. 
There aren't waves so it's safe for first timers and youngins! 


Canoe (貸しカヌー)
Information
Fees: 1,500 yen (adult), 800 yen (Children 4 years and above)
Entrance ticket is required
Duration: About 25 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 5:15pm
Location: Ayafune Square (Pier) 綾舟場 (10-mins walk and 200m from main entrance)
※Other information
● Elementary school students and under have to ride with an adult
● A simple briefing will be given before getting into the canoe
● Raincoats are provided when it rains
● Maximum 40 persons at the same time
(for group over 20 persons please make reservations in advance, a group price will be charged.)



Or How about a Paddle Boat?!
 Challenge your balance on a paddle boat⛵
It's required for each person to wear a life vest. 


Paddle Boat (平舟)
Information
Fees: 3,000 yen (adult)
Duration: About 45 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 4:30
Location: Ayafune Square (Pier) 綾舟場 (10-mins walk and 200m from main entrance)

※Other information
● Elementary school students and under can attend
 Should wear swimsuit and bring your own towel 
 Only 6 people at a time can participate 



Hill of Bios by Land

Walk around Viewing Nature
You will instantly see the area FILLED with beautiful
and exotic flowers


🚂Explore Hill of Bios on a Special Train Ride🚂
This small red train will take you to the farms 
and look at some Okinawa's fruit and crops!!


Even the greenhouse where many native crops
native to Okinawa grow. 


The red train looks really beautiful around all that green and nature✨


🚂Train Ride
Information
Fees: 600 yen (Adult), 400 yen (Children)
Entrance ticket is required
Duration: About 20 minutes
Hours: 09:30 - 5:00pm
Location: Azumacho Shop (東町屋), 
200m from entrance (10-minute walk)

※Other information
● Get you ticket at Azumacho shop (東町屋)
● Maximum 20 persons per ride
● Departs every 30 minutes 


🐃Get Taken Away on a Water Buffalo Car🐃
Taking a carriage that's pulled by a giant water buffalo is also an option!
During the ride the staff plays a sanshin, 
which is an Okinawan traditional three-stringed instrument 
(similar to a shamisen).


🐃Water Buffalo Car
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 - 5:15
Location: Azumacho Shop (東町屋), 200m from entrance (10-minute walk)
※Other information
● Tickets can be purchased at the Azumacho Shop (東町屋)
● Tickets are not required for children under 4 years old
● Departs every 30 minutes
● Maximum 20 persons per ride


🐐Spend Time with Cute Animals🐥
There also is an area with the cute animals 
like goats, pigs, and chickens for you to pet and love🐐

Give the animals food and you will gain their love in return💖


🐐Petting Zoo 
Information
Fees: Free
Entrance ticket is required
Hours: 09:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Play Garden (遊御庭, 
Ashibiuna)

※Other information
● Snacks for animals can be bought in the shop


🏋Intense Athleticism🏋
It looks extreme, which it is,
but it's made to be a jungle gym that's both
child and adult friendly👍

You often see kids here playing tag
or pretending to be super heroes like Spiderman!


🐐Athletic Park 
Information
Fees: Free
Hours: 09:00 - 6:00pm

Location: Play Garden (遊御庭, Ashibiuna)◎ 體驗情報

※Other information
● Children need adult supervision 


The Swings of all Swings@
This swing is about 16 feet high up!!
You don't have to stand,
but it's really fun swinging over all the nature at Hill of Bios


🐐Athletic Park Information
Fees: Free
Hours: 09:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Omoigotei (思御庭) 
(about a 10 minute walk from the entrance)

※Other information
● Adults MUST be supervising children
● 5 big swings can be found different areas of the garden.


👘Wear Traditional Ryukyu Clothing👘
Most importantly, 
you have got to put on Okinawa's traditional wear 
from the Ryukyu Heian period!

It's really fun to get into character, 
and to better yet get a picture of it all!

It is also interesting and cool to see how different traditional things can be
despite Japan being such a small country. 
Not only ladies' costumes are available,

 men and kids can also find their sizes 
and experience the traditional Ryukyu costumes!


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

※Other information
● Available on rainy days too.
● 2 large sized photos included.


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Why Hill of Bios?

Hill of Bios is really special because there aren't many areas
in Japan with the land and capability to make such a place
even if they wanted to!!!
You get to experience a-whole-nother side to Okinawa
that even not many Japanese people know about.
We recommend Hill of Bios to those
who want a break from the beaches!
Get to know a different side to Okinawa. 




★Hill of Bios
Address: 961-30 Ishikawakadekaru, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
Map Code: 206 005 263
Hours: 09:00 - 6:00pm (Last admission at 5:00)
Holidays: none
Tel.: 098-965-3400

Admission: 900 yen (Jr. high school above+), 500 yen (ages 4 to elementary)
Admission + Boat Ride Set1,600 yen (
Jr. high school above+), 900 yen (ages 4 to elementary)