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Kouri Ocean Tower, Nakijin-son

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Observation Deck
Climb to the top of Kouri Ocean Tower for panoramic views of the surrounding sea and islands. Reach the observation tower by choice of automatic cart or walking among tropical plant life and a man-made waterfall. On your way up, stop by the shell museum on the first floor, exhibiting over 1,000 rare and exotic shells from all around the world. On the observation deck, ring the tower bell and receive a professional souvenir photo. The onsite restaurant serves traditional Neapolitan pizza accompanied by outdoor ocean views. Take a look at our Nakijin-son trip generator to schedule your visit to Kouri Ocean Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We visited the ocean tower in a rainy day. It is a cute little place to spend half an hour. The self-driving car riding up the hill was cool, looking though well-kept manmade structure and plants on t...  more »
  • This place is mainly a gift shop. But has a nice collection of sea shells, a fairly good observation deck where you can get some nice views on a clear day. Free samples of sweets and there are food an...  more »
  • A great island gem that has driverless golf carts, a collection of over tens of thousands of sea shells, on site eateries and cafes, and the tower atop which spectaculars views of aquamarine waters yo...  more »
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  • Had no idea this place existed until we drove by exploring the island. So glad we stumbled upon it because we really enjoyed our experience. The self propelled golf cart was the cutest and it played the tour in English for us. Loved the shell museum and we enjoyed trying all the different snack samples in the gift shop. The observation towers had gorgeous views! Really wanted to eat at the restaurant but didn't get to. Hopefully on our next visit we can.
  • The view is great but not particularly outstanding~ Cafe close at 1700 and last entrance at 1730… it more like a shell museum instead~
  • A great island gem that has driverless golf carts, a collection of over tens of thousands of sea shells, on site eateries and cafes, and the tower atop which spectaculars views of aquamarine waters you can behold. Afterwards you can stop at the gift shop and choose from Okinawan glass, pineapple chocolate, cakes, wines, awamori, and other gift ideas. Although it is a little touristy, it is a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. We stopped at the Kouri Island Shrimp Wagon on the way, viewed the seashells and then rung the bell on top of the tower before having a mango smoothie and shopping at the gift shop. So go get your bell rung at the tower!
  • Way over expectations! Didn't have any thoughts. Also, amazing gift shop!
  • Beautiful views with some good pineapple sweets and drink souvenirs. Enjoy swimming at the beaches nearby!