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Containing some of the most wonderful natural beauty in all of Okinawa there is no lack of breath taking places to visit in the Kunigami Village area. Cape Hedo (Hedo Point) is the most Northern point on Okinawa’s main island is only a 45 minute drive from Okuma beach. The Yanbaru Forest contains rare species of plants and animals and is a hiker’s paradise. Within Yanbaru Forest see the famous Hiji Falls or take a roller coaster like drive on the Okuni rindo. Mt. Yonaha is Okinawa’s highest peak is a favorite among casual hikers and offers panoramic views from the top. Don’t forget to stop by Tanaga-gumui for a swim in the crystal clear pond or go SCUBA diving to see one of the best coral reefs in the world.
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|Cape Hedo - Hedo Point
Situated at the tip of Okinawa main Island, Cape Hedo also referred to as Hedo Point is the meeting point for the Pacific Ocean and East China Sea. The cliffs of Cape Hedo rise 70 meters (230 feet) above the crashing waves of both oceans giving a good vantage point to ...
|Coral Tidal Pool
These tidal pools are a living aquarium in nature. This phenomenon occurs in the spring when the tide is low; the water level near the coast becomes so low that parts of the coral reefs are exposed in tidal pools. These coral tidal pools allow for easy observation of reef life for children, the elderly, the physically challenged, or those with...
one more of Okinawa’s natural treasures; it is a crystal clear pond of fresh water fed by a cascading water fall, sometimes referred to as Aha Falls. Tanaga-gumui is fed by the Fuku River and is a popular place to have a refreshing swim after the short hike it takes to get there...
|Coral Reefs in Kunigami
The warm ocean current known as the Kuroshio Current, originating from South East Asia, flows past the coral reefs off the coast of Kunigami Village. This area has pristine SCUBA diving conditions where divers and snorkel’s can...
considered to be a special protected area because of the many rare Okinawa species of flora and animals that can be found under the canopy of Ryukyu pine and sapanwood trees. Many of the animals that inhabit the forest on the slopes of Mt Yonaha have special protected status. If you are lucky on the hike up the mountain you may see a ...
The forest has an annual average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius; the subtropical climate of Yanbaru Forest fosters a rich variety of more than 1,200 species of flora, including the evergreen Okinawa Chestnut, the small-leafed Banyan tree, and a tree-like fern. The forest is also home to more than 3,700 ...
One of the most spectacular natural sights in Okinawa, Hiji Falls. Easily accessible down a 1.5 km trail that follows the Hiji River. Along the trail there are many opportunities to experience the wonders of Okinawa’s beautiful nature as you cross narrow bridges and small
For those wanting to experience the amazing nature of the Kunigami Village and the Yanbaru Forest area, but do not want to walk or hike up mountains, a drive on the Okuni rindo might just be more ...