【Okinawa Travel Info】Tourist information for Okinawa,Japan

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Cape Maeda, a place to visit for a grand ocean view!

Cape Maeda, a place to visit for a grand ocean view!

There many locations in Okinawa where visitors can enjoy the marvelous grand view of the ocean. Out of the many, Cape Maeda is the only spot where tourists can experience the great view not only from the upland, but also from under sea.
This easy access location is also popular to the local Okinawan people as a soul-healing spot.

Cape Maeda is known for its coral plateau located on the west coast of central Okinawa.
Huge rocks lie among the tip of cape formed by the raised coral reef, and right underneath you will be able to see one of Okinawa’s clear emerald green ocean with its beautiful coral reef.

As you can notice from top of the cliff, the reef’s shallow area has a sudden downfall, and this is what fascinates many of the scuba divers who visit from all around the world.
Visitors can fully enjoy the undulating geographical features inside the calm bay area where snorkeling is done.
Scuba divers also enjoy variety of fishes they meet under the sea such as the popular longfin batfish also known as the flying fish, butterfly fish also known as the rock beauty, damselfish, clownfish, and many more.

Most definitely, you should visit the “Blue Cave” (Kumagaa Gama) located below the cliff.
The ocean will sparkle in a wondrous cobalt blue inside this cave.
This mystical scene will definitely be a memorable time of your life.
The site is crowded with scuba divers everyday, but visitors can also access the cave with kayaks. Not necessarily you have to dive or snorkel because there are tours for visitors to enjoy the scenery only. As indicated above, there are many ways to enjoy the cape.

Cape Maeda will show its other attraction in the evening.
The sunset view from the cape is so special and gorgeous that its location is frequently used for movies and television commercials.
And when night comes, the cape will further fascinate the visitors with a ocean lighted by the reflection of the starry sky and noctilucae.

Access to Cape Maeda

1 hour drive from Naha Airport
Approximately 25 min. drive from “Manzamo” site

海の絶景がみたいなら、眺望最高の「真栄田岬」に行くべき!

沖縄本島には多くの絶景ポイントがありますが、その美しさを海上から眺めるだけでなく、間近に、海中からも体験できるのは真栄田岬だけ。
アクセスもよく、地元の人にも大人気のヒーリングスポットです。

真栄田岬は本島中部の西海岸に位置するサンゴ礁の台地。
隆起サンゴの岬の先端には大きな岩がそびえ立ち、その真下には本島屈指の透明度を誇るエメラルドグリーンの海とサンゴ礁が広がっています。

崖の上から見ても、リーフの浅瀬が急激に落ち込んでいるのがわかりますが、これが世界中のダイバーを魅了する理由。
シュノーケリングも楽しめる穏やかな湾の中で、起伏に富んだ地形を存分に満喫できるのです。
もちろん、ダイバーに人気のツバメウオをはじめ、チョウチョウウオやスズメダイ、クマノミなど魚のバラエティは本島随一。

また、絶対に訪れたいのが、崖の下にある「青の洞窟」(クマガーガマ)。
海が幻想的なコバルトブルーに光り輝く洞窟です。
その神秘的な光景は、きっと一生忘れられない思い出になるはず。
連日多くのダイバーで賑わっていますが、カヤックで行くこともでき、景色だけを楽しむツアーなどもあるので、楽しみ方は人それぞれ。

真栄田岬がさらなる魅力を発揮するのが夕方。
映画やCMでも使われる最高のロケーションで味わうサンセットは格別です。
日が暮れて夜になれば、満天の星空と夜光虫でキラキラ光る海を楽しめるかもしれません。

真栄田岬までのアクセス

那覇空港から車で約1時間
万座毛から車で約25分程