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Region
Kyushu
Island
Ryukyu Islands
Largest City
Naha
Population
1,318,281

Nago Pineapple Park

Okinawa: Island of sun, brilliant beaches and… all-you-can-eat pineapples!

Nago Pineapple Park is a mini-theme park dedicated to Okinawa’s pineapple industry, established in 1935. Priding itself as the “theme park of southern fruits and colorful plants,” you can encounter both on your trip to this unusual attraction located in Nago City.

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The self-driven golf carts (decked out in pineapple, natch) that tour the park’s gardens rain or shine are in constant operation and the automated guide is available in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese. The pineapple farm itself boasts some 100 varieties of pineapple and 1,000 species of tropical plants and fruit bearing trees like mango and papaya.

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After you finish your tour, head inside to see the pineapple exhibit featuring facts about this sweet fruit.

The adjacent pineapple factory offers a rare chance see the pineapple cutting, a process that is revealed only two or three times a week.

All-you-can eat!

Seeing all those yummy pineapples will undoubtedly make you hungry or at least curious to try Okinawan grown pineapple, right? Included in the entrance fee is all you can eat freshly cut pineapple, unlimited sampling of pineapple-flavored sweets and pineapple wine tasting, too! All the action happens at the gift shop, which also sells cream puffs and soft serve ice cream. Naturally, they’re pineapple flavored, too! The park’s brightly colored pineapple-themed souvenir packaging make for super cute gifts, too.

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Restaurant Palm Tree has more delectable pineapple delights such as a 37-centimeter-tall pineapple parfait that will set you back ¥1,400. That’s a steal, though, considering that it’s big enough for three people. You can also try out local specialties like Okinawa style soba, goya (bitter gourd) champuru, Agu pork and taco rice.

Before you go

Brush up on the “History of the Pineapple” on the multilingual Nago Pineapple Park homepage to learn how pineapples made their way from South America all the way to the tiny Okinawan islands.

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Things To Know

Fees and Hours

Admission is ¥850. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 365 days a year.

How To Get There

Address

Japan, 〒905-0005 Okinawa-ken, Nago-shi, Biimata, 1195, ナゴパイナップルパーク

By bus

Take the highway bus No. 111 from Naha to Nago bus terminal (90 minutes) and transfer to bus No. 70 to Meio Daigaku Iriguchi (名桜大学入口) (20 minutes). This bus does not depart frequently, so be careful of the time when planning.

By car

Nago Pineapple Park is an 80-minute drive from Naha Airport. Address: 1195 Bimata, Nago City, Okinawa 905-0005 Japan.

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