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Address: 961-15 Ishigaki, Ishigaki 907-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 980-82-6993
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Banana park - a worthwhile visit

Spent about 4 hours in this park in mid March 2015. Weather was not great but very pretty park and lots to see. Went up the different lookout points for some breathtaking views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Amsterdam
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A huge, gorgeous, superbly maintained park amidst the jungle. If you have half a day you will enjoy walking around the park to see the various artistic installations (many climbable structures that kids will love) and the gorgeous plants and trees. The paths throughout the park are extremely wide and smooth, perfect for cycling or skating. This place sets the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There were a couple of places in Banna park to see some great views of the island. The place is well kept and very clean. Beautiful sunset can be viewed here.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Spent about 4 hours in this park in mid March 2015. Weather was not great but very pretty park and lots to see. Went up the different lookout points for some breathtaking views and nice long walks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nice and clean park. Clear guidance and a lot of room for parking. Many tables and seats so recommended place to go for a small picnic.

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서울
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I recommend to take a walk from observatory to under the Banna park. Of cource, a driving along the park way is absolutely awesome.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you want amazing views of Ishigaki, this is the place to go. There are a number of observation platforms around the park that provide fantastic views that really are stunning. The walks through the park itself are also very pretty and if you like butterflies, it is an awesome place to see them. We went in December and the... More 

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Draper, Utah
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Birds and butterflies, streams and lakes, flowering plants, woodlands and gardens, and playgrounds - this nature park has it all! One observation tower is bejeweled with "stained glass" and mosaics, another is fashioned like a giant egg. Pavilions overlook lakes and scenic vistas. My favorite bridge was designed like an immense tree trunk. Roads and paved paths make this park... More 

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Ware, Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The weather was not good - rain in the air, but the feeling was wonderful. Definitely a place to see (preferably WITHOUT too many other people...)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

There are actually 2 sides to the park; Banna itself and then the hill where the Observatory is located. Both are worth a visit as the view is fantastic. The road up to the observatory is desolate and steep, but worth it. The panorama near the observatory (Koen-tenbodai) is also used as a launchspot for paragliders.

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