Kouri Ocean Tower, Nakijin-son

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Kouri island overlooking the rear Tower or Kouri island's Observatory Kouri is just up to the Observatory.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Was crowded, even though on a week day early in July. I'm a pineapple eapple Orchard management. From the parking lot to the Tower, climbs in the cart. A little hot, but it is excellent. Over the Kouri Ohashi bridge without getting tired from so far heard of air conditioning in the room of the Tower, the view from the Tower in the hot!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Installing from the Tower in carts from the parking lot, just a little Disney Resort. I think good takes a fee of 800 yen, but offer better Kouri Ohashi bridge Vista point, and just a little bit tired of sea, time to go. Until the two downstairs might be better avoided the crippled man's feet to go up to the top floor of the Tower staircase, since, to the outdoor deck does not have an elevator.
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  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • February 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 30, 2017
    The view is great but not particularly outstanding~ Cafe close at 1700 and last entrance at 1730… it more like a shell museum instead~
  • May 4, 2017
    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!
  • April 23, 2017
    Way over expectations! Didn't have any thoughts. Also, amazing gift shop!

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