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Banna Park, or 'Banna kouen', as it is known in Japanese, is a spacious nature reserve which is located just a few miles to the north of Ishigaki City. It is a place which can be enjoyed by absolutely anybody, and as such, it comes highly recommended. The park itself is positioned around what can broadly be described as a mountain (peaking at just 200m), and is divided into four zones and a 'Skyline' all of which are linked by paths and roads. A summary of the features of each square is included a below. A map which indicates the location of all zones can be found at the bottom of this page.
Beware the Habu Snake
Every so often signs are positioned which read 'Habu ni Chuui' in Japanese. These signs serve to warn visitors of the apparent presence of Habu snakes in the area, a particularly dangerous resident of the island.
While it is true that a bite from this snake can be deadly if a victim doesn't receive emergency treatment, bites from this snake are quite rare.
The following map illustrates the various 'squares' of interest.
- Blue: Skyline
- Dark Green: Observation of Nature Forest
- Orange: Forest Passeo
- Red: Stone Monument Forest
- Yellow: Children's Square
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