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

Nanjo, Okinawa Map
5 months ago

6 months ago

Hard to find entrance, need to walk into the education centre grounds, through the main building, down the stairs, down the driveway to the rear of the grounds. You’ll then find a large red arrow that points into the forest, follow that. Had to get a local groundskeeper to assist us with finding it. To be clear, the entrance is a bit of a walk down the very back of the education center grounds. Education center being the the large prison looking building next to the castle ruins. Good luck and happy trailing!

8 months ago

Great hike! Only wish it we're longer! For those looking for the start, walk along the road just down from the parking lot-- the opposite way of the castle. Turn right through the gate and make your way down the drive. You'll pass a section labeled "B" then hit the trail head. Left takes you on one trail that is ok. Right takes you on this one and comes out by the castle. Kids loved it and so did I. Little bit of climbing, some cave areas and lots of rock. Can get slippery so I suggest good shoes.

Fun, beautiful and pretty quick

Did it about a month ago with 4 kiddos, 11, 9, 7, and 10 months (in hiking carrier). Great adventure, with a few tiny crevices made for interesting maneuvering with baby in pack! Getting to the castle ruins and the awesome breeze was a perfect finale!

One of my favorite trails on Okinawa! I keep going back for more! Pretty easy hike and full of pretty scenery.

A great hike for me and my wife, twin 11 and a 10 year old boy(s)! My boys liked the rope climbing and going through caves. a nice castle ruin at the end. Bring good treaded shoes or hiking shoes and bug spray. Best to use a camel back or back pack for water, you’ll definitely want to be hands free when trekking through this hike.

11 months ago

Loop Trail is a little hard to find but once you are on it, there are markers. There is some minor climbing but we were able to do it with 4 kids (ages 2, 6, 9 and 11) 2 year old was on my back but 6 year old had no problems. Fun short trail.

Thu Jun 14 2018

One of my favorite “easy” trails on Okinawa. Great for kids, and leashed puppies (a rarity that a trail is dog friendly)! Consider your puppies paws first as the rocks are sharp so make sure they are used to hiking! Lots of payoff, for a slightly less than a mile hike, you see a ton of beautiful things including but not limited to, small caves, memorials, a castle ruins, and an amazing tree (you’ll know it when you see it)! Enjoy, be safe, and as always please be respectful! Join the free Facebook group Explore Okinawa to join our hiking expeditions and enjoy an amazing cafe after!

The rope bridge at the very beginning of the trail was really fun although the second part seemed suspect. The trail was well marked and easy to navigate. I also enjoyed the many caves and rock walkthroughs. The birds nest near the end was also a great photo op. Lastly, the castle ruins at the end makes this one of the funnest trails I've completed.

Fri May 25 2018