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.
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