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Kouri Ocean Tower, Nakijin-son

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
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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  • Located next to a beach and marina, suitable for swimming, this is a nice air-conditioned venue to visit after a morning of beach play. You have to ride up to the tower in an automated golf cart that ...  more »
  • Views over the Kouri Island area. This is the place you want to visit at least once if you're coming to Kouri island very beautiful. Meals and souvenirs.
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  • Kouri Island the morning went. Still crowded, souvenir tasting as rich and Nice. Sons from the entrance to the Tower rides is liked very much ^ _ ^
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  • Really cool place. Great shells, self driving golf carts!, awesome views of the bridge and water. Super cool place with an awesome little shop as well.
  • 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!

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Where to stay in Nakijin-son

You don't need to stay in Nakijin-son to enjoy its attractions, and many choose not to, given the village's modest size and relative lack of accommodations. If you do stay in town, choose from a couple of beachfront hotels and inland guesthouses, with mid-range and budget options. Alternatively, the fairly large town of Motobu to the west offers a far wider choice of lodgings, including luxury resorts, high-rise hotels, and budget hostels.
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