Exploring around Okinawa is one of my favorite ways to pass the time. A fellow photographer told me about this location and I knew that I had to see it for myself! The Happy Buddha statue. The directions on Map it! Okinawa were fairly easy to follow. The only part where we had issues was finding the donation can. It is NOT in the parking lot. You must first go past the Buddha and up the hill. There is a second house at the top and that is where you will find the blue donation box shown in the link above.
The grounds are privately owned by an elderly Japanese couple. They grow and maintain the garden that you walk through. It is a beautiful place and very surreal as the rocks appear to grow straight from the ground. Overall, a very lovely garden and hike through some wooded areas. It is most certainly worth a trip if you are heading up to the Motobu area.