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Nago Pineapple Park

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Nago Pineapple Park

The Nago Pineapple Park is a small theme park dedicated to the famous agricultural product of Okinawa for over a decade. At the peak of pineapple production in Okinawa, an estimated 100,000 tons were harvested in 1969 compared to the 60,000 tons in 2012. Dramatic drop in prices for this domestically cultivated fruit has greatly impacted the entire industry, due to the low priced imported pineapples from overseas. Local residence started to dedicate their time into promoting this “fruit from the new world” back into popularity. The end result was an educational and tourist friendly theme park with all you can “sample” pineapple products. Visitors can tour the park on automatic vehicles and learn obtain new information about pineapples including how to cut the fruit and techniques on picking the sweetest ones in stores. A wide variety of pineapple products are limit only to the area, so be sure to try out some of their specialty items like pineapple chocolates and cakes.