Cape hedo rocky area

Cape hedo
rocky area

Cape Hedo is located in the northernmost part of mainland Okinawa.

The rough waves and grave-like rocks take form. You might imagine a relaxed Island with a blue calm sea if you hear the word Okinawa, but this cape shows you a different aspect of Okinawa. It is located in the northernmost part of mainland Okinawa, so it’ll be about a two and half hour drive from Naha Airport. I recommend that you to make plenty of time and drive to the cape.
memorial statue
sign board

The memorial where people hoped for the return of the Okinawa to Japan Cape Hedo is a place to remember the checkered history of Okinawa.

In 1972, Okinawa was finally returned to Japan after being under the curtain of the U.S.A. At the same time, a memorial statue for Okinawa’s return was built at this Cape. By looking at the statue with the beautiful scenery of Cape Hedo, I feel like as if I hear the voices of people who fought to take back Okinawa at the time.
sunny day

The best time to see the clear blue ocean is in the afternoon!

Strong winds blow in the winter and the waves get quite rough, because cape Hedo is located in the northernmost part of Okinawa. It would be an unforgettable visit if you visited in the winter and witnessed these powerful, angry-like conditions. However, if you want to enjoy the calm scenery of beautiful ocean, it’s best to visit in afternoon, and the coming season is the best for this. Please plan a trip to Cape Hedo. The wind blows quite strong at times, so you should bring extra clothing in case of colder weather.


Hedo Kunigami, Kunigami District, Okinawa

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Address Hedo Kunigami, Kunigami District, Okinawa
Access 2h30min from Naha Airport by taking highway and normal road