Hamamoto Fruit World is a tourist attraction on the island of Guam.
It’s really geared towards Japanese tourists, but anyone is welcome.
I am a real lover of plants, and I thought it was exciting to get the chance to learn more about the plants that live on the equator.
The park it basically a long, looping road.
You can use your own car, or you can take the park shuttle.
I recommend taking your own car. That way you can take as long as you want to see things.
We actually ended up stopping and getting out of the car a lot, so we could have a closer look at the plants.
In particular the coffee plants (above) were fascinating to my husband. He loves coffee.
Of course, I like the agave, since that is what is used to make tequila.
The park is located off route 16, and the road there is a little rough.
Once you get there, you can enjoy the small garden before doing the looping drive.
Also, there are places to take picture with the very of the center of the island.
You will see all kinds of flowers, bushes, and trees.
My favorite is the ginger. The plants are beautiful, and they come in red, pink, and white.
Ginger is used as a spice, but it can also be used in tea.
Some of the best fruit on Guam is the Dragon Fruit and Mango, but we also have star fruit and other exciting things you don’t find outside the tropics.
Hamamoto fruit world is a wonderful place to see what kind of plants live in “Zone Nine,” or the equator.
We also have pineapple, wax apple, herbs for tea, and all sorts of other exciting things.
Remember sunscreen, since there are places to get out and walk.
When you pay, you will get a small information packet so you can identify the fruits.
It was $3 per person to tour the place, so it’s certainly the most affordable thing to do on Guam.
It’s fun trying to figure out what plant goes with what picture.
Some I had seen before. For example, coconuts and bread fruit grow all over the island.
Other plants, like the sugar apples, were new to me.
Before you leave, be sure to stop at the gift shop.
They make their own honey, Popsicles, and other products from the fruits in the park.
Plan on spending about an hour there, although you could spend all day if you really like plants!