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.
Check on Google Street View below for an additional information and perspective on Mihama American Village:
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.
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 :)
It does. We rode last night. :D
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 :)