WELCOME TO THE HANDS-ON TOURISM THAT WAS NATURAL IN THE FIELD!
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
Enjoyment of Higashi-son is not the only experience. Look, buy, eat, stay. None from the general Okinawa tourist a little bit different.
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.
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.
If enjoy nature, you empty the stomach. Please enjoy the caught in the sea and the vineyards were locally grown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
"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.
471-24 Taira, Higashi Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-51-2655 / FAX 0980-51-2656
54-1 Gesashi, Higashi Village, Kunigami, Okinawa (in the Higashi Village Mangrove Park)
TEL 0980-51-2433 / FAX 0980-51-2434
Fukujigawa Seaside Park Office
334 Kawata, Higashi Village, Kunigami, Okinawa
TEL 0980-51-2301 / FAX 0980-51-2302
Specify the stop of departure and destination of the main island of Okinawa, will guide you through the time table fare.