Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide


This observation platform sits atop a 30-meter hill next to the Itoman Rotary. Once used to track passing ships, today the platform affords an expansive view of Itoman City and its port. Here, a gong is struck every year to announce the week-long countdown to the haaree, or dragon boat race.

Santinmo has been designated by the Fisheries Agency as one of 100 properties that preserve the historical and cultural heritage of fishing villages.