Yanbaru National Park Sightseeing Spots Fun Leisure Feature

Yanbaru National Park
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This time Okinawa located in the northern part of Yanbaru National Park will be featured.
Introducing the features and highlights of Yanbaru National Park, popular sightseeing spots, locations and access .

You can also enjoy the beautiful nature of Yanbaru National Park Activity/Experience I will also introduce

Yanbaru National Park History, Scope and Location

Yanbaru National Park

Yanbaru National Park was born on September 15, 2016 (Heisei 28).
The area of the sea area is 3,670 ha (hectare). The land area is 17,352ha (ha).

Yanbaru National Park Okinawa Nago more northerly regions It is composed of the following municipalities.

  • Scope & Area of Yanbaru National Park: Okinawa, north of Nago City
  • Municipality: Kunigami Village, Ogimi Village, Higashi Village

Features of Yanbaru National Park

Yanbaru Kuina

Boasting the largest scale in Japan Subtropical evergreen forest spreads, Rare endemic flora and fauna inhabits and grows here, such as the Yanbaru rail, Noguchi woodpecker, Chinese rodent mouse, Okinawa spiny mouse, Okinawa shark frog, and Yanbaru long-nosed scarab beetle. doing.

again, Limestone sea cliffs and karst landforms , mangrove forest It is characterized by a diverse and rich environment.

Visit scenic spots trekking , Canoe/Kayak , four wheel buggy , zip line Various activities and experiences are possible, and you can fully enjoy the great nature of Yanbaru.

Sightseeing spots and access to Yanbaru National Park

Below, Sightseeing spots and access methods in Yanbaru National Park I'd like to introduce_______

There are many areas where you can enjoy scenic views and activities that are perfect for taking pictures, so be sure to check them out.

Cape Hedo

Cape Hedo

A cape at the northernmost tip of the main island of Okinawa .
peculiar to limestone Sea cliffs develop in karst topography It is characterized by

The rough waves of the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea crashed, Powerful coastal scenery and Mt. Hedo, Kagoshima southernmost Yoron Island superb view spot where you can see popular as

Cape Hedo
address Around Kunigami Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 3 hours by car from Naha Airport

Daisekirinzan

Daisekirinzan

The northernmost karst topography in the world am.

Yanbaru Kuina, a natural monument In addition, Yanbaru's unique flora and fauna grow, Popular as a trekking course . Legend has it that Amamikiyo, the creator god of Ryukyu, landed here.

It is said that during the Ryukyu Kingdom era, people prayed for the prosperity of the royal family, a bountiful harvest, and safe voyages, and there are many shrines and places of worship.

Daisekirinzan
address 1241 Ginama, Kunigami Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 120 minutes by car from Naha city

Yonahadake

Yonahadake

A mountain trail course on Mt. Yonaha (503m), the highest peak on the main island of Okinawa am.

Hikagehego An area where you can experience the natural environment unique to the subtropics.
There are several creeks along the course, and the sound of the murmuring is a soothing spot.

Yonahadake
address Kunigami Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
access 60 minutes by bus from Nago Bus Terminal, 90 minutes on foot after getting off
*Please check the latest information as there are times when access to the vicinity of the summit is restricted or prohibited.

Kayauchi Banta

Kayauchi Banta

A popular scenic spot overlooking the ocean at Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park .

What is Banta Means "cliff" in Okinawan language .
There are various theories about the origin of the name, but it is said that when a bundle of thatch is thrown, it breaks up and scatters due to the strong wind blowing up from below.

Another theory is that the thatched roof of Ginama, which spreads out to the left below, was harvested at Hedo and threw it from the cliff to save the trouble of transporting it.

Kayauchi Banta
address Ginama, Kunigami Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 2 hours by car from Naha Airport

Hiji Waterfall

Hiji Waterfall

The drop is 25.7m. The biggest drop on the main island of Okinawa proud of

It takes about 40 minutes to walk to Otaki.
Because the promenade is maintained, on the way Hikagehego Such You can enjoy a walk while viewing various subtropical plants. .

Hiji Waterfall
address 781-1 Hiji, Kunigami Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture (Hiji Otaki Campsite)
access About 2 hours by car from Naha Airport

Mt. Nekumachiji

at an altitude of 360.7m The highest mountain in Ogimi Village .

It is made up of limestone that is about 200 million years old, and you can meet a wide variety of creatures.

Recommended for beginners as the trail is well maintained. Dotted with scenic spots It is attractive that you can enjoy the scenery.
In the mountaintop area Beautiful camellias bloom from January to February .

Mt. Nekumachiji
address Ogimi Village, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 2 hours by car from Naha Airport

Shioya Bay

Shioya Bay

scenic spot .
On the first day of the first year of the Bon Festival, people wish for a good harvest. Ungami (Sea God Festival) ” is held every year.

The biggest highlight is Ugambari, where you can row a boat and race. "Ungami (sea god festival)" was held in 1997. National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property was designated.

Shioya Bay
address Shioya, Ogimi Village, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 2 hours by car from Naha Airport

Ta Waterfall

Ta Waterfall

Okinawa ・A waterfall in the upper reaches of the Henangawa River in Ogimi Village. More than 10m drop There is also

Because you can enjoy observing subtropical plants while strolling along the river, Trekking and canyoning spots Also recommended.

Ta Waterfall
address Hiranan, Ogimi Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from Naha Airport

Hirugi Forest in Gesashiwan / Higashi Village Fureai Hirugi Park

Hirugi Forest in Gesashiwan / Higashi Village Fureai Hirugi Park

Hirugi is the central plant of mangrove forests. About.
It grows wild in the tropics and subtropics near the mouths of rivers where seawater and freshwater mix.

The mangrove forest that developed in the Gesashi River The largest scale on the main island of Okinawa proud of Rhizophora spp., Rhizophora spp. You can see 3 types of

This is the northern limit area where Hirugi yaeyama grows naturally. In the mangrove forest, Diverse creatures inhabit here, including fiddler crabs, southern click crabs, saw crabs, and southern mudskippers doing.

Hirugi Forest in Gesashiwan / Higashi Village Fureai Hirugi Park
address Gesashi, Higashi Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture
access About 2 hours from Naha Airport

Map of tourist attractions in Yanbaru National Park

Recommended Activities in Yanbaru National Park

Mangroves and emerald green sea Yanbaru National Park where you can enjoy various activities in the great outdoors.

Below, Recommended Things to Do in Yanbaru National Park I'd like to introduce_______

Canoe/Kayak (Mangrove Kayak)

Canoe/Kayak (Mangrove Kayak) Kaiyu Club

Canoe/Kayak is an activity in which you row with a dedicated paddle and advance on the surface of the water.
like an intricate maze mangrove If you explore by canoe or kayak, Encounter rare flora and fauna such as kingfishers Also.

This activity is recommended for those who want to fully experience the nature of Yanbaru.

[Available for travel support] Mangrove kayaking experience tour (Kouri Bridge, Haneji Inland Sea area)

Okinawa Marine-Cook
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
6,000 Circle 4,400 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.7
  • (98 reviews and testimonials)

A healing mangrove kayak experience at a point that is not well known even locally! The tour will be tailored to high tide (high tide time and meeting time change daily) At low tide (time when the tide is low), the area around the mangroves will be dry, such as shallows and sandy areas. The area around the mangrove forest is narrow due to the widening water area.

[Okinawa Okukubi River] Photo & video gift ★Available from 2 years old! ★Leisurely enjoy the mangrove forest! mangrove kayak tour

Kaiyu Club
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
5,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.5
  • (2 reviews and testimonials)

Photos alone are not enough! Photos and videos will be given as gifts ♪ Parents and children, grandpa, grandma, and friends can take a video of their lively appearance at the best place ♪ This is an eco tour where you can relax and enjoy the mangrove forest on a kayak. It is not easily affected by waves and wind, so even beginners can feel at ease. Mangroves live in places where seawater and freshwater mix, and various creatures living there

[Okinawa Yanbaru] Mangrove Kayak "Private tour for 1 group" 2 hours Present data of photos, videos, and short movies created by staff

Yanbaru Guide Tida-Smile
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
5,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.9
  • (11 reviews and testimonials)

Kayak experience in the largest mangrove on the main island of Okinawa! ! Feel like an expedition, you can experience like exploring the jungle. We will guide you on a completely private tour limited to one group, so we can guide you according to your convenience. Recommended for families with small children and newlywed couples! ! Since you can charter a guide, mangroves and

Sea kayak/canoe

Sea kayaking and canoeing in the sea of Yanbaru OKUMA Navi

Paddle across the sea sea kayak .
Okuma area with beautiful emerald green ocean etc. will take a walk on the sea.

[Northern Okinawa Okuma] Sea kayaking in the sea of Yanbaru

Okuma Navi -OKUMA Navi-
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
5,000 Yen~ (tax included)

It is a plan to move by sea kayak in the nature of Okuma Sea Yanbaru ☆ Take a leisurely kayak walk in the great outdoors. Why don't you spend a relaxing time bathing in plenty of negative ions? You will be healed. Sea kayaking where you can fully enjoy the sea of Okinawa and Okuma at your own pace is truly exceptional! Fantastic scenery will be an unforgettable memory for a lifetime

[Northern Okinawa/Okuma] Let's go to an uninhabited island! Sea kayaking + snorkeling experience

Okuma Navi -OKUMA Navi-
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
12,000 Yen~ (tax included)

The Yanbaru area is rich in nature. A play spot where you can play while bathing in plenty of negative ions! We will all work together to reach the uninhabited island by sea kayak. After arriving, explore an uninhabited island rich in nature and take a walk in the sea with snorkeling. Okay even for beginners! We will guide you carefully. A popular tour full of exciting experiences

[Northern part of main island/Yanbaru] Sea kayak (Landing on hermit crab beach) tour

Okinawa Marine-Cook
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
6,000 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (2 reviews and testimonials)

Let's aim for a beach where hermit crabs, who cannot be reached by land, welcome you on a sea kayak in the "Yanbaru area in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa". After arrival, you will have some free time to relax on the beach, take a walk, or swim in the sea. Drinks, snacks, etc. can be brought in (please be sure to take garbage etc. home) There are corals and fish (tropical fish) on the way back to the starting point

Canyoning/Shower climbing/River trekking

Canyoning/Shower Climbing/River Trekking Image Okinawa Nature Experience Yanbaru River Trekking

Canyoning and shower climbing , river trekking is a popular activity on the river.

Canyoning in general Going down the mountain stream, shower climbing is climbing .
river trekking Activities that aim for destinations such as waterfalls by walking in mountains and rivers . However, the contents vary depending on the tour, such as jumping in a waterfall basin, playing in the river, or enjoying a natural waterslide.

As I mentioned earlier, Ta Waterfall "teeth Located in Yanbaru Popular canyoning, shower climbing, and river trekking spots .
so mysterious and beautiful Okinawa's leading power spot There is also.

Let's enjoy bathing negative ions all over the body.

[Okinawa Yanbaru] Unexplored Yanbaru shower climbing & canyoning Zip slide & natural water slider (with photo and video shooting service)

adventure island
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
12,800 Circle 7,800 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.5
  • (8 reviews and testimonials)

"Regional common coupon usage plan"★Original tour that can only be experienced here♪★Outstanding exhilaration♪Natural waterslides♪★Overwhelming speed! Take a walk in the air on a zip slide ♪ Enjoy a super active and exhilarating river swim in the jungle. Not enough trekking? A super active tour that includes climbing! adventure island opens

[Okinawa Yanbaru] Yanbaru clear stream river trekking tour Family trekking that is safe for small children! (with photo and video shooting service)

adventure island
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
7,800 Circle 3,980 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 5.0
  • (11 reviews and testimonials)

"Regional Common Coupon Use Plan" ★ A tour that can be enjoyed by all generations together ♪ ★ Wonderful memories photos are free + handed over on the day ♪ ★ Yanbaru forest guide and nature experience type eco tour ♪ Adults also return to their boyhood I'm crazy about playing in the river! Subtropical wilderness and creatures that can only be found here. A thrilling experience awaits you in the forest of Yanbaru. ~ exciting body

[Northern Okinawa World Natural Heritage Experience] Travel alone! Yanbaru River Trekking (Sawanobori)

Okinawa Nature Experience Yanbaru River Trekking
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
4,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (7 reviews and testimonials)

Subtropical trees soften the sun that burns your skin. You can feel the cool air even in midsummer. The voices of wild birds played in the distance and the sound of the clear stream flowing at your feet. We believe that you will be able to fully enjoy the charm of Okinawa, which is a little different from the seaside.

[Okinawa Ogimi] Enjoy all year round! Ta Falls trekking|The mystical forest of Yanbaru and the negative ions of the clear river will heal you♪|

NPO Ogimi Marugoto Tourism Association
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
4,500 Yen~ (tax included)

Trekking to the 15m-high Tar Falls flowing through the mysterious Yanbaru Forest! Enjoy trekking with an adventurous feeling while enjoying the nature of Yanbaru ◎ Let's be healed by the negative ions of the waterfall basin! Held throughout the year, it is an activity that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or gender. We are looking forward to your participation ♪

four wheel buggy

Four-wheeled buggy Dokidoki Yanbaruncha

Ride wildly on unpaved and unpaved roads 4 wheel buggy experience .

Because the tour runs on private farms, Can be driven from 11 years old . Family members can participate.
Skiing over vast coffee fields and shikuwasa fields is unique to the Yanbaru area of Okinawa. .

[Northern Okinawa Yanbaru Higashi Village] Buggy Adventure ★Broadcast on a popular program on New Year's Day 2022! 4 years old ~ Participation OK! Mori Farm Course @ Matayoshi Coffee Garden ATV

Doki Doki Yanbaruncha
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
6,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 4.9
  • (32 reviews and testimonials)

≪Yanbaru≫ Japan's largest site registered as a World Natural Heritage site in July 2021! Run around the vast land of Yanbaru in a buggy while enjoying the superb view! Even beginners can have a safe course and practice in a wide field. Children from the age of 4 can participate in this activity, which is very popular with families. *Buggy featured in a popular program on New Year's Day 2022

zip line

Zipline Dokidoki Yanbaruncha

zip line is an activity in which you wear a belt and harness on a wire rope that is stretched in a rich natural environment such as mountains and forests, and use a pulley called a pulley to slide down like Tarzan.

The zip line that you can enjoy while looking down on the "Yanbaru Forest" is very exhilarating.
A local guide will explain the wild animals and plants, so you can learn while playing. .

[Northern Okinawa Yanbaru Higashi Village] You can fly 5 zip lines! Let's look down at the magnificent Yanbaru forest from the sky ♪ It's sure to be a heart-pounding experience! @Matayoshi Coffee Farm

Doki Doki Yanbaruncha
Kouri Island/Yanbaru/Kunigami Village
5,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (5 reviews and testimonials)

Super exhilarating! ! Fly through the forest of Yanbaru on a zipline! ! ≪Yanbaru≫ Registered as a World Natural Heritage site in July 2021, you can fly five zip lines while enjoying the spectacular scenery ♪ You can enjoy different scenery ^^ The more you fly, the more difficult it becomes! ? In the second half of the tour, the guide will secretly teach you how to fly ♪ It's safe even for the first time

Yanbaru National Park Sightseeing Spots Activities Summary

Yanbaru National Park

Yanbaru National Park limestone sea cliff or karst topography , mangrove forest Such, A rich land inhabited by many endemic animals and plants in a rich natural environment am.

by area Various expressions are attractive, such as encountering superb views and experiencing activities .

If you go on a trip to Okinawa, Yanbaru National Park Please stop by and enjoy the unique nature and culture, such as the emerald green ocean and jungle-like mangroves!

*The information in this article is current as of January 2023.

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