Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Kouri Island Ocean Tower: A new Attraction in Okinawa (Photos)
Here's photographic teaser for those who want to sample this beauty.
The tower stands 36 meters tall and it is 82 meters above sea level.
It's the only tower, I know of that tourists pay to get into, on Okinawa.
But, a driver-less golf cart, takes you up the hill so, I wouldn't complain.
I sat in the back seat, just in case it crashed.
Going through, to reach the upper levels of the observation tower, you find a museum.
It's a seashell museum and, they have thousands of them, from around the world.
Some people say "Ooo and Ahh" when they get in there and see the shells.
Not me, I just pretend I'm having fun. And wait for them to move on.
That way, I can take some pictures, with nobody in them.
They do have a bakery in there and sell gifts along with munchies.
Local products, like hand made glass are available for visitors.
But, I'm not visiting, I live here. So, I don't need the stuff.
This tree caught my eye.
It's surrounded by a spiral staircase, leading to the second level of a restaurant.
There was an ice cream stand outside the gift shop.
But, I didn't want to spoil my appetite.
So, back to the restaurant, I went and ate a 3000 yen pizza !