Aha Dam Kuina Festival focuses on nature conservation

A boat tour shows some impressive nature.

A boat tour shows some impressive nature.

A one-day festival at Aha Dam in Kunigami in Northern Okinawa this Saturday aims at educating the public about conservation of nature in the forests and jungles of northern Okinawa.

A playground featuring all-wooden toys is popular among kids.

A playground featuring all-wooden toys is popular among kids.

The event organizers offer a selection of experience-based workshops and activities in nature that are geared towards preserving and conservation of nature in the Yanbaru area. Most experiences charge a small fee to participate, although there are also free workshops and dam cruises that are available to a limited number pf people to participate on first come, first served basis.

In addition to workshops and paid activities, there is playground for kids featuring wooden toys. Yanbaru Brass Band music performance and, of course, good food made of local Yanbaru ingredients are on the menu of the day, too.

The Aha Dam Kuina Festival starts at 10:00 and ends at 16:00. The venue of the festival is the Yanbaru Discovery Forest and the area around Aha Dam. Admission and parking at the festival area are free.

Schedule

Kunigami mascot "Kui-chan" greets children at the festival.

Kunigami mascot “Kui-chan” greets children at the festival.

★Free first-come-first-first-served workshops;
・Aha Dam cruise / 10:20~16:40 (32 cruises) / 4 persons per cruise
・Aha Dam facility tour / 12:20~16:00 (10 tours) / 6 persons per tour
・Log cutting experience / 10:00~15:00 /

★Paid and reservation-needed workshops and activities;
・Jungle canoe tour / adult ¥1,000, child Y500 / 0980-41-7979
・Forest guide working / adult ¥500, child ¥200 / 0980-41-7979
・Forest therapy experience / adult ¥2,500 yen / 0980-41-2122
・Chopsticks making / ¥500 per person /
・Key holder making / ¥500 per person /
・’Kuina’s egg woodworking workshop / ¥500 per person
・Herb spray making / Y500 per person /

00:07 25 Jan , 2017

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