Okinawa Distance Hike (3-day North-South)

hard 6 reviews

Okinawa Distance Hike (3-day North-South) is a 77.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kunigami, Okinawa, Japan that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until March.

Distance: 77.4 miles Elevation Gain: 6,991 feet Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

partially paved

views

no shade

city walk

Much of the route is 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.

hiking
16 days ago

An enjoyable hike through city streets that helped pass the time quickly as there is plenty to look at. The back end of the hike is through agricultural area that have minimal traffic so a lot more peaceful than the early part of the hike. The hike ends at the Peace Park but we chose to continue on through more agricultural lands ending at the Cape Kyan Peace Tower.

hiking
23 days ago

An extremely enjoyable portion of the hike traveling along the coastline passing through many small towns. Plenty of chances to pick up supplies at the many Lawsons or Family Marts found along the route. Plenty to look at throughout the movement. The last portion of the movement is within the city passing the Kadena Base with plenty of stop lights and a lot of traffic. A long day but a lot of fun.

hiking
30 days ago

Starting at Cape Hado, a hilly start but quickly settles in to a route along the shoreline. A couple of tunnels that can be bypassed if the sea conditions are calm. Light traffic early in throughout the hike until you get down to Nago where the traffic picks up significantly. The early part of the hike has limited resupply points so either carry plenty of liquids or pick up some at the limited shops you pass.

running
Thu Jun 14 2018

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”

hiking
Sat Jul 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.