Cape Hedo Tour With Active Okinawa
ONE-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS FROM ¥17800
Explore The Attraction of Cultural Sites Around Cape Hedo
Embark on a trip to Cape Hedo, the northernmost point of the main island of Okinawa, located within Kunigami. As you make your way up the eastern coast of the main island, you’ll witness some breathtaking coastal coral reefs and beaches. The rugged cliff and erect limestone rock formations majestically overlook the beautiful turquoise ocean.
Majestic Scenery and Rich History of Okinawa at Cape Hedo
Cape Hedo and Daisekirinzan, both part of the Okinawa Island Yanbaru National Park region, were recently ratified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2021. The observation deck, or viewing platform, at Cape Hedo, offers panoramic views of Cape Hedo and on clear days, you can even see Yoron Island, part of Kagoshima Prefecture. The area is also significant for Okinawa’s return to Japanese rule, and there is a memorial monument commemorating Okinawa’s reversion from the United States of America back to Japan over 50 years ago.
Adventure and Local Delights in Northern Okinawa
Visiting Cape Hedo is not only just about the breathtaking views. The walking paths of Cape Hedo, including a barrier-free hiking trail, lead you through subtropical scenery
and possibly past some endemic endangered species. One of the attractions of the northernmost tip is the Okinawa Rail statue, which represents the endangered species native to the region.
During your visit to Daisekirinzan, also located at the northern tip, you’ll be immersed in the spiritual history of Okinawa, where Ryukyu royalty worshipped for good harvests and fishing. You’ll discover Banyan trees, Karst rock formations, and a great view of all mother nature as you climb up to an observatory that looks back down on the Okinawa coastline.
Depending on the season, we dine at a local restaurant or provide a locally made Yanbaru bento lunch box. Be sure to bring your swimwear to cool off in the ocean during our warmer months (March – November). Our guide is fully equipped to be your personal photographer and will capture the beautiful coastal attractions in the area and your adventure.
If you are lucky, you might have a quick tasting at a local Awamori distillery or get a homemade Yanbaru chocolate dessert on the way home. Before heading back to your accommodation, take one last look at the coastal scenery along the coral reefs and beaches, and reflect on the scenic beauty and historical significance of the northern tip of Okinawa.
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Itinerary and Pricing
Group of 2-3
Group of 4+