Okinawa Trip without Car: Part 9: Sightseeing Bus Tour (3) Busena Marine Park and Underwater Observatory

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I traveled to Okinawa for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Okinawa Main Island, mainly Naha area. My concern was that I don’t drive, which might make my trip difficult, but I enjoyed the trip very much by using monorail and taking bus tours. In this article, I will write about Busena Marine Park and Underwater Observatory as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Okinawa
* Day 1: Surijo Castle Park
* Day 1: Surijo Castle Park (Light-up)
* Day 2: Naminoue Beach & Fukushuen Garden & Shikinaen Garden
* Day 2: Kokusai Street
* Day 2: Kokusai Street (Night Walk)
* Day 3: Kouri Island
* Day 3: Churaumi Aquarium
* Day 3: Busena Marine Park [This article]
* Day 3: Mihama American Village
* Day 4: Sefa-utaki & Mibaru Beach & Himeyuri Peace Museum
* Day 4: Ashibinaa & Chura Sun Beach
* Day 4: Senagajima Umikaji Terrace & Return Home

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Following the previous post, this article is about “B-1 course Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Busena Underwater Observatory, Kouri Island and Mihama American Village Tour” in the Okinawa HIP HOP BUS operated by Jumbo Tours.

Arrived at Busena Marine Park

I moved from Ocean Expo Park to Busena Marine Park.Okinawa Busena Marine Park1

Busena Marine Park is a resort area located in Nago city. There are several facilities in the park, such as beach, underwater observatory and hotel.""

Underwater Observatory

Let’s start with underwater observatory.""

In the underwater observatory, visitors are able to enjoy underwater scenery at 4-5 meters water depth with 360 degrees windows.

So I will go downstairs from the entrance.""

I arrived at the underwater observatory.""

View from a window.""


I left underwater observatory.""

Busena Marine Park Snaps

After underwater observatory, I will walk around Busena Marine Park. Here are some photo snaps.

These three women are foreign tourists from Hong Kong. They asked me to take photos.""

There was a glass-bottom boat in Busena Marine Park.""

Unfortunately, the glass-bottom boat was not operating due to bad weather condition.""

View of underwater observatory seen from a distance.""

This is the most popular scenery in Busena Marine Park.Okinawa Busena Marine Park2

“The Busena Terrace”, the accommodation in Busena Marine Park.Okinawa Busena Marine Park3

Busena Marine Park is relatively large and there are shuttle buses running.""

I took snap photos in the beach.""





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At the last moment, when I returned to the tour bus, I found the shuttle bus parked and the bus driver encouraged me to take photos.""



Then, I will move to Mihama American Village, the final destination of the bus tour.


That’s it for the article about Busena Marine Park and Underwater Observatory as part of Day 3 of my Okinawa trip.

When I travel, I often make busy scudules so that I can visit as many spots as possible. However, I would like to spend a relax time at a resort area like Busena Marine Park next time 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Mihama American Village as part of Day 3.

If you would like to gather information on bus tours, I would recommend “Tabiplusone” since users are able to search for tour information across tour companies. For example, here is the link of the one-day bus tour I participated in.


[Related Link]
Visit Okinawa Japan – Official Travel and Tourism Information
Okinawa Labo
Okinawa HIP HOP BUS | Jumbo Tours
Busena Marine Park
The Busena Terrace

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