CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY KADIASANG
Southern Hill Sports World
The is an amazing place for families to have a fun day out. Okinawa Sports Complex has various activities such as:
The prices vary with the different activity you choose to do. The great thing is that if your family chooses to go ice skating first then bowling; they can ice skate, hold their skates (in a locker) while they go bowling & then return to ice skating afterwards.
NOTE: It is freezing in the ice arena so I would suggest you bring your sweaters. Also you need gloves in order to be in the ice ring, they sell them for 300yen or you can stop at a local 100yen store & buy a couple before heading out there.
Tickets: You can buy tickets at the arena, but they are slightly less expensive if you purchase them at your base. Kadena’s ITT office has tickets for 1,500 Yen/adult; 1,300 Yen/student ages 12-18 and 1,100 Yen/child 7-12.
Get on the expressway from where ever you live (North of Naha) and stay on as though you are going to Naha Airport. After paying at the booth, the expressway will continue shortly after leaving the tollbooth you will see a sign for Ext A1 Yonabaru, Exit when it becomes available and it will show 329 at the intersection.. After exiting the expressway, At the 329 stop light, Turn Right and make a another immediate right as though you are getting back on the Expressway. Do not get on the Expressway; continue on side road until you see a sign for 240, at the light make a Left onto 240 continue up the hill until you see a huge sign on the Left with Cartoon Penguins on it. At night, the top of the build has a red-lit triangle on it. If you go passed the Hospital you have gone too far. (Our thanks to our reader, Albert, for these updated directions.