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Mihama American Village, Chatan, Okinawa, Japan 美浜

29 Apr

Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa is an inspiring example of how military base sites can be developed and utilized into functional facilities. Once the “Hamby Base” for US military, it is now a glamorous commercial and entertainment center where family and friends come to enjoy a feast of food, fashion and fun. The large ferris wheel is the most well-known landmark of the area. Stepping inside the alleys of the village transports one into a magical dreamworld of a micro Disneyland. And once every year, Mihama American Village is manicured with Christmas ornaments and illuminated gates and archways, something not to miss when you visit this fairyland.

The large ferris wheel is the most well-known landmark of Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

The large ferris wheel is the most well-known landmark of Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Inside the magical alleys of Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Inside the magical alleys of Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Inside the magical alleys of Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Inside the magical alleys of Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan is once the “Hamby Base” for US military.

Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan is once the “Hamby Base” for US military.

MIhama American Village is a glamorous commercial and entertainment center where family and friends come to enjoy a feast of food, fashion and fun in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

MIhama American Village is a glamorous commercial and entertainment center where family and friends come to enjoy a feast of food, fashion and fun in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Mihama American Village  manicured with Christmas ornaments and illuminated gates and archways in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

Mihama American Village manicured with Christmas ornaments and illuminated gates and archways in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

One of the charming architectures at Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

One of the charming architectures at Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

An illuminated Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

An illuminated Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

An illuminated Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

An illuminated Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

The ferris wheel lit at night in Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

The ferris wheel lit at night in Mihama American Village in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Check on Google Street View below for an additional information and perspective on Mihama American Village:

 

 

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in JAPAN, Okinawa

 

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4 responses to “Mihama American Village, Chatan, Okinawa, Japan 美浜

  1. rommel

    August 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Weeee! This is where we went to first. So many different themes, they even have European theme. I wanna ride the ferris wheel so i can take pictures from the top. Though, they said it”/ too slow. It’s okay with me. I guess i just need my A game and have my camera trigger happy when i ride it. I want to capture American Village in different angles.

     
    • apple.e.e-s.

      September 9, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      I am not sure if the ferris wheel is still working though but it is a good thing to ask. Keep an eye on American Village, there are cosplays once in a while there too :)

       
      • rommel

        September 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

        It does. We rode last night. :D

         
        • apple.e.e-s.

          September 11, 2013 at 12:44 AM

          Awesome! This is good to know. It was once reported that they gave up repairing the wheel since the repair will cost more than the wheel itself. Apparently that isn’t the case. Yey! Photos please :)

           

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