Explore the most popular birding trails in Okinawa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a great route, but is paved and along the side of one of the busier routes in Okinawa. Hence why I chose to run it versus a leisurely hike (I didn’t want to be bored)
Still really cool to cross off the bucket list and will probably do it again with friends, but not my favorite route due to the road and lack of actual “trail”

We did this as a family, the day after a typhoon hit Okinawa. It’s an ok outing, but other than some very overgrown parts there wasn’t much to write home about.
The children found the crocodile meets that we found fascinating, but were disappointed that there wasn’t anything more interesting on the hike.
They definitely enjoyed the waterfalls at Henan River more.

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9 months ago

Not too bad! You can get to the Waterfall in like 30-45 minutes if you don't stop. Water is nice and cold and super clear. There's a lot of steps you need to climb.
Beautiful place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

on Hiji Falls Trail

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9 months ago

This is a nice trail, lots of steps. However it doesn’t allow pets. So don’t bring your dog they will turn you away.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

After many years on Okinawa, I finally completed this hike from tip-to-tip of Okinawa (or at least close enough). I hiked for three days and I took a rest day before completing the third day of hiking. Day 1 (18 Feb 2017) was from Hedo Point to a hostel in Nago City (~30 miles). Day 2 was from Nago to Chatan (~30 miles). Day 3 was a rest day. Day 4 was from Chatan to Peace Memorial Park (~18 miles). Much of the route was along Route 58 which is a busy 2-4 lane roadway (especially in the mid-section of the island) going North/South throughout Okinawa. The first half of the hike is along the coast and the ocean is almost constantly present on your right side. The last day was in mostly built-up areas until the rural section near the end. I enjoyed the hike and the challenge of doing mileage day-after-day. My pack was relatively light and I was able to get food/drink from Family Marts, Lawsons, and the ever-present vending machines.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

It's great if you just walk up the river itself the entire way. It's only a few inches deep and a couple parts where it is waist deep. My 14 year old and my dog loved it. Going back tomorrow with the 10 year old.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

It was a very well kept trail perfect for a family stroll

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Monday, February 13, 2017

I liked it better 20 years ago when you had to get wet and pull yourself through the jungle.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, December 10, 2016