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Address: 915 Takashiho, Nakagami-gun, Yomitan-son 904-0323, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-958-3940
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shall be able to experience diverse elements of Okinawa through the beauty...

Shall be able to experience diverse elements of Okinawa through the beauty of the sea and the wonders of salt, all while enjoying 180-degree panoramic views of Yomitan's cobalt-blue ocean. Okinawan salt, Okinawan pottery, Ryukyu glass,

Okinawa's coral reefs, Okinawan souvenirs.

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Interesting sea salt DIY Experience

They will teach you how to make sea salt out of sea water and they will provide you a container to bring the salt home

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
Danny C
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Taiwan
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Found Gala Aoiumi from Okinawa's various travel websites (that includes downloadable coupons for discounts on activities and snacks). Because we were taking public transportation, I wanted to make sure it was worth the walk from the bus station. At the time there wasn't much written about it here so I left a message at the forum asking if anyone had... More 

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Chatan, Japan
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127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good location and ocean view, a standard souvenir that features a variety of salt, Ice cream shop that's pretty good, Ryukru galss shop where you can make your own glass for prices from 2500 yen to 3300 yen plus extras if you want, they also had some unique glassware and glass art which we bought a couple pieces, a small... More 

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Thank Kurt I
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62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

They will teach you how to make sea salt out of sea water and they will provide you a container to bring the salt home

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Thank Danny C
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70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Buy tickets at Gala, make your way down the hill and you will find a place called Sea Seed. Sea seed shows you the different stages of coral growth in their efforts of conservation. The coral is beautiful and depending on the season, they may have baby sea turtles (my favorite part). They also have a few touch tanks to... More 

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Hong Kong
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137 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

the place gives good view on the ocean and shore. not too much to do with the salt making in fact, just a very small scale facility is show-cased. it carries ceramic-making and glass-making workshop, a place you can plan to spend 40-60 mins.

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Thank dhui
Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Very nice glass blowing experience. Staff were all very nice and patient. There're a vast choices of colors and patterns you can choose for your final product. They also have lessons for pottery, salt making and even scuba diving too. This place also got an awesome sea view and very serene and chill environment.

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Thank Eric L
Chatan-cho, Japan
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Off the beaten path, but worth the trip. At the swa salt factory you with help from a very pleasant staff member boil sea water until salt appears. Then you transfer to a cute little pottery jar and take home a little hand made souvenir from Okinawa. Be surw to visit the local pottery community in the arwa.

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Thank James B
Hong Kong, China
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159 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We came here just to make our own sea salt. The water they give you has already been condensed 7 times hence it only took 30 minutes to make the sea salt. Actually I was quite amazed that we were able to make the sea salt so quickly because there were so much water. The sea salt was very fine... More 

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Thank Free D
Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

Come here for 2 things: 1. DIY salt (1500 yen - takes 30mins) 2. Scenic view Other than the above 2 items, I really cannot think of anything interesting for me to make this trip.

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Thank Ng G
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114 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

The food at the nearby restaurants were great, there are a variety of different types of food. The beach and nearby ocean walk draws in large crowds of people

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