JAL private resort Okuma

Apparently not only airlines overbook, hotels too. Thanks to some mistake, they did not have any room available of the type we booked so we instead got upgraded to one of their luxurious villas!

The hotel staff offered us superior service during our stay. The hotel has its own private beach, swimming pools and onsen. There was even a gymnasium we didn’t have time to try. The hotel also features many restaurants. We elected to eat at the isakaya which offered a more casual dining experience. Hotel Okuma is conveniently located to explore the northern sector of Okinawa.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Kunigami-son
District : Okuma
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Cape Hedo

Cape Hedo is the northernmost tip of the island of Okinawa. The site offers an amazing view of Okinawa’s rocky coast – several short trails offer different and dramatic viewpoints of the coast and the ocean. It is free of access, with parking and restrooms. There is also a monument commemorating the end of US occupation. If you rent a car in Okinawa I strongly advise to go to Cape Hedo – it is worth the trip.

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Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Kunigami-son
District : Hedo
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Sekirinzan

Sekirinzan is a sacred site of Okinawa’s ancestral religion in which gods are closely linked to nature. Besides its spiritual importance, the site features a beautiful scenery characterized by peculiar volcanic rock formations. Many hiking paths are maintained on the side, some of them even offering access to people with disabilities. One of the hiking trails leads to an elevated viewpoint with a fantastic view of the northernmost tip of Okinawa island, Cape Hedo. Lower hiking trails lead to enormous Gajimaru trees with many “hanging roots”.

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Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Kunigami-son
District : Ginama
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Kayauchi Banta Viewpoint

If you happen to drive past the northernmost part of Okinawa island, I suggest stopping by the Kayauchi Banta viewpoint. Why? You simply will get an amazing view of the coast of Okinawa. This single photo will convince you. 

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