Yanbaru is a rich forest lying in the northern area of the Okinawa Main Island. Known as the nest of indigenous and endangered species such as Okinawa Woodpecker, Okinawa Rail, Ryukyu Robin, and more, the forest boasts remarkable biodiversity. While walking through the forest, you can enjoy various subtropical trees, wild flowers and plants, and you never get bored. Take a nice deep breath of fresh air and enjoy scenic hiking in Yanbaru.
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Kunigami Village Forest Park
Boasting beautiful nature, Kunigami Village Forest Park is known for the diverse kinds of flowers and plants. There is a three kilometers footpath where you can take a walk joyfully while listening to birds singing. The park features a campground, a rental bungalow, an astronomical observatory, and more. In order to book those facilities, please contact in Japanese prior to your visit.
Address: 1094 Hentona, Kunigami Village, Okinawa 905-1411
*Admission fees vary for facilities.
485 832 416
Approximate Travel Time 10 minutes by Car (About 3 km)
Yonaha-dake (Mt. Yonaha)
Situated in the middle of the forest of Yanbaru, Yonaha-dake is a 503 meters high mountain, which is the highest on the Okinawa Main Island. As soon as you enter the mountain trail, you will be surrounded by a deep subtropical forest. The mountain has a diversity of animals, plants, and insects; around the top of the mountain is designated as a National Nature Reserve to protect them. Yonaha-dake is blessed with superb nature and is perfect for hiking and bird watching.
Address: Okuma, Kunigami Village, Okinawa 905-1412
485 806 661
Approximate Travel Time 20 minutes by Car (About 6 km)
Road Station Yuiyui Kunigami
Located right by Route 58, Road Station Yuiyui Kunigami offers local products of Kunigami Village and is good place to buy souvenir. You can park your car and rest yourself at the road station; they even have a restaurant and a cafe. At the station, there is a tourist information center where you can obtain various tourist leaflets and maps of the area.
Address: 1605 Okuma, Kunigami Village, Okinawa 905-1412
Open hours: 09:00-18:00
Closed on: September 30 and March 31
485 830 346
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