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An example of one of Miyako Island’s sightseeing areas is the cape of Higashi-hennazaki, which was designated as a national Place of Scenic Beauty in 2007. The promontory is approximately two kilometers in length, and it is possible to have an unbroken view of the beautiful Okinawan sea from the cape which projects out into the cobalt blue seas. It is also possible to climb up onto the lighthouse which is situated at the very end of the cape. As it is possible to see a perfect horizon from up on the lighthouse, it is known as a famous spot for the first sunrise of the New Year. In the springtime, the whole surface blooms in profusion with Easter Lilly and it is also recommended as a walking spot.


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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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