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Park Etiquette

In order for everyone to have a pleasant experience, the visitors to the national parks are advised to respect nature and observe the following:

  • Do not throw away any trash.
  • Do not pick wild flowers/damage plants.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • No hunting or fishing.
  • No smoking while walking.
  • Danger of landslides when raining.
  • Be considerate of the islands' wildlife when driving.
  • Do not bring invasive plant/animal species to the islands.
  • Watch out for the Okinawa habu viper and other dangerous creatures.
  • Be careful of tidal waves, ocean waves, and gusty winds (be careful of changes in tide levels).
  • Be careful not to injure any coral that may be living on fins or diving boots.
  • Do not get any closer than necessary to take photographs of wildlife, and refrain from publicizing the exact locations of rare species.
  • Take extra caution during the sea turtle spawning season from May to August. When observing the turtles spawning at night, use a red light and keep as quiet as possible.