Okinawa Island: Day 4: Nago

The morning of Day 4 began with a 2.5-hour drive from Ginowan to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Not only was it taxing on the sole driver, it was also taxing for the GPS readers/interpreters. So the advice of the day is to have 2 dedicated drivers before renting a car. Second piece of advice is to have a good old map handy, as the GPS may sometimes lead you to a crossroads and say that you’ve arrived at your destination.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium GeneralBut all of the above troubles were worth it after visiting the aquarium, if only because of the spectator views in the pictures above and below. There were 3 whale sharks in the tank, surpassed only by the Georgia Aquarium.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium CloseupIf the indoor aquarium doesn’t appeal to you, there’s always an outdoor dolphin show that can get all the kids wet in the last half of the session.

Dolphin ShowAnd there’s also a weirdly-shaped island to look at from a distance.

Weird IslandThere appeared to be 2 Nago Pineapple Parks according to the GPS. The one we went to was a tourist attraction, as you can see from the pineapple car…

Nago Pineapple Park… And the pineapple store (below).

Nago Pineapple Park ShopI did buy a delicious pineapple pie and a cute Mr. Whale in that shop. The whale is obviously cuter than the souvenirs in the aquarium itself. Very often, you’ll find a mixture of different Okinawan souvenirs in different shops. Souvenirs such as purple potato tarts, pineapple pies, bitter melon pork, sea sand magnets, etc. So you wouldn’t have to worry about missing one souvenir in a particular shop. Because the next shop will have it. This shop was no exception.

Pineapple Souvenir


4 thoughts on “Okinawa Island: Day 4: Nago

  1. Thank you for visiting Okinawa.
    I live in Okinawa now.
    I really happy to know you enjoyed Okinawa trip.
    Please come to Okinawa again!


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