Pineapples have been grown as an agricultural crop in Okinawa for over a century.
However, the business has suffered in recent decades due to the advent of lower-priced pineapples from outside.
As a result, some farmers have begun to market the fruit as a tourist attraction.
The Nago Pineapple Park (ナゴパイナップルパーク), a modest but entertaining pineapple-themed amusement park, results from such advertising efforts.
The park entry ticket includes a trip on an automated vehicle. Through pineapple fields and a tropical garden and access to an adjacent gift shop where guests may sample pineapple items. Pineapple wines, juices, cakes, chocolates, and dried and fresh pineapple are among the different goods. During certain seasons, visitors may also see how pineapples are peeled, sliced, and canned in a small factory on-site.
Getting there and around
The Nago Pineapple Park is located just outside downtown Nago City. On the Motobu Peninsula in northern Okinawa Honto, about 75 km from Naha.
Take highway bus number 111 or 117 or the Yanbaru Express. From Naha to Nago Bus Terminal (90 minutes, 1650-2140 yen from Naha Bus Center; 105 minutes, 1650-2230 yen from Naha Airport; 1-2 buses/hour) and transfer to infrequently departing bus number 70. To Meio Daigaku Iriguchi (名桜大学入口, 20 minutes, 400 yen, 5 buses/day). Note that between Naha and Nago. The Yanbaru Express is cheaper than the other buses and it stops at the Kencho. Kitaguchi bus stop instead of the Naha Bus Center.
By car, take the Okinawa Expressway from Naha. All the way to its northern end near Nago 1040 yen one way. And then follow regular roads to Pineapple Park. In total, the journey takes about 90-120 minutes one way.
Hours and Fees
Hours 9:00 to 18:00
Admission :1000 yen
Typical Visit Duration :60-90 minutes