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.

 

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