東村 Higashi-Villeage Tour Guide

WELCOME TO THE HANDS-ON TOURISM THAT WAS NATURAL IN THE FIELD!

About Higashi-Villeage

Higashi Village is located in northern Okinawa Island is referred to as a "Yanbaru", on the east coast, 26km north to south, the total area in the 4-8km to the east and west is the total area elongated in the vertical 81.79km²,

Total about 73 percent of the occupied "Yanbaru of the forest" in the area has its own evolved a wide variety of flora and fauna has become a UNESCO World Natural Heritage candidate sites as areas inhabited. In addition, in the mangrove of Gesashi Bay Okinawa main island has been designated as the most widely, national natural monument in 1972.

The population is a little area of the most populated in the main island of Okinawa by about 1,900 people. We conducted the development and promotion of a variety of hands-on-alternating-current tourism menu utilizing the rich natural Yanbaru in Higashi-son and is now our visit is about more than 40,000 tourists a year.

To Experience The Natural, To Interact with Culture

Are available for the various tourist menu that takes advantage of the natural environment and local life and culture in Higashi Village. Enjoyment of nature does not taste at life in the city is, the importance of nature conservation, such as the preciousness of life and peace, Tomosureba can taste makes us aware of the things that are forgotten in the daily life experience.

ECO Tourism

In the Bar of yan nature has been left untouched, including the camping and trekking, outdoor menu and canoeing experience in Gesashi River has been enhanced. One step, we meet also a valuable creatures you enter and the foot to its natural. Heals tired of life in the city.

[Inquiries about Eco Tourism]
Higashi Village Tourism Promotion Council (Gesashi Office)

0980-51-2433

  • Higashi Village Mangrove Park
  • Gesashi River Mangrove Kayak
  • Mangrove Nature Observation
  • Tsutsuji Eco Park
  • Campsite
  • Trekking

Blue Tourism

Blue clean sea that became synonymous with Okinawa. It is Fukujigawa seaside park where the facility was opened in 2015 can enjoy the blue clean sea. In the fishing experience of a rich marine activity menus and Kaito of the guide, the fish caught on the barbecue to cook on the spot. You can whole enjoy the sea of Okinawa.

[Inquiries about Blue Tourism]
Higashi Village Tourism Promotion Council (Fukujigawa Seaside Park Office)

0980-51-2301

  • Fukujigawa Seaside Park Office
  • Bathing (Beach)
  • Banana Boat Marble
  • Diving Experience
  • Sea Kayak
  • BBQ
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP
  • Fishing Experience

Green Tourism

Farming experience that you can experience the appreciating and importance of tend to forget food in the city. Including the Pine boasts a production volume in Japan, you can farming experience of Okinawa specialty fruits such as mango, Citrus depressa. You can also traditional Okinawan culture also experience such as a home in Okinawa of life and culture can experience the homestay and Bingata dyeing experience or a Sanshin experience of villagers.

[Inquiries about Guest houses]
Higashi Village Tourism Promotion Council (Taira Office)

0980-51-2655

  • Guest houses
  • Okinawan Foods
  • Sanshin Experience
  • Ryuso, Ryubu
  • Bingata
  • Farming Experience

Higashi-Villeage Tourism

Enjoyment of Higashi-son is not the only experience. Look, buy, eat, stay. None from the general Okinawa tourist a little bit different.

To See

Tour and exhibition room at Fukuji dam lake, which boasts the largest in Okinawa Prefecture to the mountain of Yanbaru in Higashi Village, has many attractions.

  • Fukuji Dam
  • Arakawa Dam
  • Mountain and Water Life Museum
  • Gesashi Bay Mangrove Forest and Higashi Village Mangrove Park
  • Okinawa Yanbaru Seawater Pumped Storage Power Station
  • Sakishimasuouno ki Tree (Heritiera littoralis)
  • Okinawa Kaguya Hime
  • Uppama Beach
  • Ogatamanoki Tree (Michelia compressa)
  • Mori no Herb Garden

Stay

Recommend camping and bungalows If you stay to enjoy nature. In addition, Guest houses, which can stay in the village home of the quirky pension and general is a charming accommodation where you can experience the life of Okinawa.

  • Higashi Villager’s Mori no Tsutsuji Eco Park
  • Canaan Slow Farm Café & Eco Stay
  • Pension & Café Terrace Tachiga
  • Flower and Bamboo Park “Okinawa Kaguya Hime”
  • YAMBARU LOHAS
  • Workshop Guesthouse“Shim a Zouri”

Eat

If enjoy nature, you empty the stomach. Please enjoy the caught in the sea and the vineyards were locally grown.

  • Restaurant Agari nu Hama (Sunrise Higashi)
  • Hiro Coffee Farm
  • HOKAZE
  • Teahouse Mulan
  • Hyakusho Chaya
  • Canaan Slow Farm Café & Eco Stay
  • Higashi no OZ
  • Restaurant Ecopa (Tsutsuji Eco Park)
  • Restaurant Mori no Fukurou
  • Pension & Café Terrace Tachiga
  • Light Meal Café Aiueo
  • Flower and Bamboo Park “Okinawa Kaguya Hime”

Buy

Higashi-son limited specialty products is very popular souvenir. In addition there is no supermarket and convenience store in Higashi Village. Journey of daily necessities and beverages etc. can be purchased in the "co-shop" and private shop in every village.

  • Sunrise Higashi
  • Herb Garden Mellow Green Takae
  • Yamashiro Bussan
  • Community Store

For Scholastic and Educational Travel

In a school trip to a lifetime of memories Higashi Village

Farming experience and a variety of experience menu, richness and warmth of the people of nature that does not taste in urban areas such as the Guest houses where you can experience the life and culture of local people to experience the nature of Okinawa to harvest the crops and fruits is a natural grace numerous offers a learning menu from which you can experience.

Homestay

Stay in practice to accept the destination of the private house of farming experience, or cook Okinawa home cooking at the food that was harvested in the farming experience, By touching the Okinawa traditional culture transmitted to the home, you can experience the Okinawa to experience in hotels. In all Guest houses accepted destination of Higashi Village, was to get the permission of the more "simple lodgings" on the FY 2011 Hotel Business Law.

Farming Experience

The contents of farming experience is different by each Guest houses destination, you will help the work of the time farmers are doing. Unlike the experience in the tourist farm, learn the very of the actual farm work, have them experience the appreciating of agricultural products that are eaten without having to worry about everyday.

Cultural Experience

Customers can also choose to touch the traditional culture that has been nurtured in nature and the culture and history of Okinawa, you can get to know and feel more deeply Okinawa.

Nature experience

Best memories in Yanbaru the forest and the sea of nature can make. All of the activity menu, guide and instructor with advanced knowledge and experience support.

[Inquiries about School trips and educational travel]
Higashi Village Tourism Promotion Council (Taira Office)

0980-51-2655

Higashi-Village Office

As an activity center for hands-on-alternating-current tourism that takes advantage of the natural Yanbaru

Established as a voluntary organization in 2005 as a tourist point of contact for Higashi Village, it has been organized identified as a non-profit organization (NPO) in 2010.
In Higashi Village Tourism Promotion Council, eco-tourism of nature experience, Blue Tourism of marine activities and fishing experience, farming experience and Guest houses, and three tourism a pillar of green tourism of cultural exchange experience, hands-on, which was taking advantage of the rich natural environment and exchange-type tourism development, including the management, we also like training and study sessions of conservation activities and village tourism host institution of the natural environment.

2014 All Right! Nippon’s grand prize (Prime Minister’s Award)

"All Right! Nippon !" is, by actively traffic of "people, goods and information" between the urban and rural areas the (traffic), citizens who aim to Japan is healthy (All right) in the campaign name of movement "symbiosis-convection of the urban and rural areas", to review the activities of local communities and organizations that are doing actually efforts every year, we are honored. This year, won the Grand Prix there flourished in the national 137 applicants, the contribution of regional activation by efforts and activities of Higashi Village Tourism Promotion Council has been evaluated.

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Inquiries about guest houses, tourist information, etc.

Taira Office
471-24 Taira, Higashi Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture

TEL 0980-51-2655 / FAX 0980-51-2656
E-Mail

Inquiries about canoe, natural observation, etc.

Gesashi Office
54-1 Gesashi, Higashi Village, Kunigami, Okinawa (in the Higashi Village Mangrove Park)

TEL 0980-51-2433 / FAX 0980-51-2434
E-Mail

Inquiry about marine activities, fishing, etc.

Fukujigawa Seaside Park Office
334 Kawata, Higashi Village, Kunigami, Okinawa

TEL 0980-51-2301 / FAX 0980-51-2302
E-Mail

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Access

Arriving in the private car or rental car

  • Route 58, turn right at the Gnnka Nago City, to the prefectural road 14 Route. South entrance at about 8km Higashi Village, in Arme.
  • north Route 58 in Hentona for, turn right at the Ōgimi Miyagi bridge front, the center of Higashi Village enters the 331 degree from prefectural road Route 9, to the Taira.
  • 91km from Naha, about 120 minutes
  • 26km from Nago City, about 30 minutes
  • East Coast along the north 329 item and the national highway No. 331 national highway. To Higashi Village.

Arriving by bus

  • Nago Bus Terminal departure - Higashi Village, Taira bus stop arrival
  • System 78 No. Tobusen Nago (Futami around, Taira end point) about 100 minutes a day three flights operating time required
  • System number 73 Kawada line (Taira via Takae end point) 1 day 3 flights operating time required about 50 minutes

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Specify the stop of departure and destination of the main island of Okinawa, will guide you through the time table fare.

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