Bios Hill! A park where you can explore the Okinawa subtropical forest!

Okinawa Entertainment Cultural experience 2016.11.29
On Ishikawa plateau in Okinawa, there is a place called Bios Hill or Hill of Bios, where you can get a close look at the plants and animals in the subtropical forest of Okinawa.

Hill of Bios

What can you experience in the park?

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

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

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

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

  • 01. Animals Time
    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)
Tel.: 098-965-3400
Homepage: http://www.bios-hill.co.jp.e.vr.hp.transer.com/

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