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Other Natural Terrain Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Shimajiri Mangrove Forests
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Prefecture
    The Shimajiri Mangrove Forests are mangrove forests that have grown along a roughly one kilometer long inlet in the northern part of Miyako-jima (Miyako Island). This is the largest group of mangrove forests in the Miyako Islands; visitors can view a variety of different mangrove species while strolling along wooden walkways. Many wild bird species live in the mangrove forests, making this a popular place for bird-watching. At low tide, large numbers of crabs can be seen.
  • Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunhigashison Gesashi
    Gesashi Bay’s Mangrove Forest is the largest area in Okinawa Main Island to be able to view mangroves. You can experience canoeing as well as viewing three types of mangroves: black mangroves, Kandelia obovata and Rhizophora mucronata. In 1972, it is designated as a national Natural Monument.
  • Bise Fukugi Tree Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunmotobuchou Bise
    Bise Fukugi Tree Road is a tunnel of garcinia subelliptica trees surrounding a village which is divided like a grid. The trees were planted as a wind shield for the houses and have grown. The estimated age of the oldest tree is said to be 300 years old and the bright green color is dazzling. A ride on a water buffalo cart is also recommended.
  • Goeda Pine of Kume
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Uezu
    Goeda Pine of Kume is counted as the top two famous pine trees in Okinawa boasted by Kume Island. The tree divided into five branches stretches in all directions and completely covers an area of 250 square meters. It is about 250 years old. It is also habitat for the Kumejima firefly, and the dance of fireflies lit up in white can be enjoyed in early May.
  • Camille Notaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Uebaru
  • Komi No Saxis aoki Gunraku
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Komi
  • Hamashitan Gunraku
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Hateruma
  • Maja No Chula Fukunoki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Maja
  • Gerumajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Zamamison Geruma
  • Agunijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Agunison
  • Izena Yama Shinrinkoen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Izenason
  • Dana No Kuba Yama
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Shimajiriguniheyason Dana
  • Nakamagawaryuiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Yaeyamaguntaketomichou Haimi 201
  • Kuroshima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Kuroshima
  • Iriomotejima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho
  • Sirm times
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Katsurenhiga
  • Uchi Kanagusuku Take
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shurikinjouchou 3
  • Ishi Nagata Kaigan no Mangrove
    Travel / Tourism
    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Kohama

Okinawa Main Areas

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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