Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide


Situated in Ashimui, close to Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan is a paradise for hikers as well as people who simply want to wander in an otherworldly landscape of unique rock formations and exotic vegetation. With over 40 places of worship, this area has been venerated by localsfor ages. There are plenty of attractions in Daisekirinzan, including huge, sheer rocks, a number of “power spots” and a giant banyan tree where Okinawan elves are said to live.Four walking-hiking trails offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with a view of the Yoron and the Okinoerabu islands on a clear day, featuring banyan trees, cycads and fascinating rock formations.

According to Ryukyuan legend,this site was created by the gods, and it's believed to have been the first place considered sacred by the forebears of today’s Okinawans.