Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center Ufugi Nature Museum will be renovated into “Yambaru World Heritage Conservation Center Ufugi Nature Museum”.

The center will be closed from May 6, 2024 (Mon.) for renovation.

The reopening date will be announced later.

Yambaru National Park

Rules and manners

Do not collect plants or insects

There are many endangered species among the wildlife of Yambaru. Picking plants and catching insects can have a major impact too. You should not think, “It’s OK, it’s only me.”

Do not feed wild animals

Wild animals survive on their own. We must not upset the overall natural balance of Yambaru.

Do not litter

Littering and illegal dumping have become a serious problem in the forests, rivers, and beaches of Yambaru. Always take your trash home with you.

Do not light fires outside campgrounds 

To prevent wildfires and damage to vegetation, do not light fires except in campgrounds (Yambaru Learning Forest, Kunigami Forest Park, Hiji Waterfall Campground).

Drive in an animal-friendly manner

In Yambaru, many animals can be seen on the roads. Drive in a way that is friendly to people, nature, and living things.

Beware of habu and other dangerous living things

The most dangerous are habu. There are plants that give you a rash if you touch them, and there are animals that are poisonous, so don’t touch or get too close to them.

Do not bring in invasive species

Abandoned pets such as dogs and cats, and plant seeds on people’s shoes, backpacks, or clothes are a threat to the wildlife of Yambaru. Be careful not to bring any of these in yourself.

Do not enter villages or uganjushrines

The villages where Okinawa’s unique culture can be seen are also places where the local people live. There are also holy places including utakisacred spotsand uganju shrines. Do not enter any of these without permission.