Speaking of Okinawa, it is a crystal clear sea of emerald green, but most of the spots on the west coast are listed in guidebooks.
On the east coast side, there are many industrial areas, and it is easy to think that there are not many sightseeing spots, but this time I will introduce the hidden area “The hill where the dugong can be seen” which is not included in the guidebook.
Do you know the dugong?
- Dugongs are the same mammals as dolphins and seals.
- an animal that lives in tropical and subtropical shallow waters
- It is said to be a mermaid model.
- In Japan, it lives only in the waters near Okinawa.
- designated as an endangered species in the country
It is a hill with a view of the dugong, but it does not mean that you can see the natural dugong.I’m really, really lucky to see the dugong!
However, in the past few years, there has been no appearance, and some people have said that they have become extinct.
The relocation of U.S. military bases is underway around Henoko, the main habitat, and it is thought to be one of the reasons why it no longer appears as a dugong.
The place that became a song
Coco’s “The Hill with the View of the Dugong” is a song that sings this place.
In 2007, when I saw the dugong on TV, I wanted to see Okinawa without a base, so I said, “I have to face the dugong.I want to protect the sea of Okinawa.It seems to have written this song from the desire.It can be a kind feeling to stand in this place and listen to this song.
Okinawa’s scenic spot
“The hill with a view of the dugong” is a hidden scenic spot in Nago City, northern Okinawa Prefecture.
There are sightseeing spots such as Churaumi Aquarium and Pineapple Park in Nago City, but this hill is located in an area called Jiyoyo, Nago City, which left the city area and moved a little north.Because it is said that it is a secret place, there is no signboard, etc., and the way to go might be a little difficult because only the surrounding information comes out even if I search by Google Maps.
First of all, it goes to the place where it searched in the map and came out.After arriving at the destination, we drive further and climb the slope.There is a road to the right on the way, so turn right there.When you turn, the road is divided into two, so go to the left.
As you walk along the unpaved road, there is a kind of radio tower, where you park your car and walk to the top of the hill.
It goes along the road like the tunnel of the plant on the left.It takes about 20 minutes from here to the top.
It’s a bit of a struggle to see the spectacular view.
Because I walk in the weight, I recommend that you go in clothes that hide the skin if you are easy to weed!Also, because the scaffolding is bad, it may be a little dangerous the next day when it rains.It is not recommended to go with sandals even on days when it is not rainy.
Insects seem to be able to fly at any moment, don’t they?I’m a little scared and forward because there are a lot of butterflies flying and I don’t like insects.Because it is Okinawa, please watch out for the hub!
The road to the top of the hill is so narrow that two people can’t walk side by side, it’s covered with plants, it’s dim, and there’s a place where the side is like a cliff on the way, so I’m worried about whether it’s really this road.
But it’s almost over the second cliff spot.The sea seen from the cliff is also very beautiful, but if you walk a little more, you can do your best if you think that there is a superb view that can not be compared!
If you want to take a picture, it’s here.
I climbed and went down repeatedly, and the view finally opened, and it arrived at the top!
“I’m glad I didn’t have the wrong road”, and for a moment I was very excited about the blue sea in front of me.
The tip is a slope, but there is a superb view that the transparent sea spreads 180 degrees when passing through the slope.
The blue of emerald green in the foreground, a little dark blue in the back, and blue of the sky are spread out, and it is very beautiful.I feel like i’m blowing away all the nasty things.It is a scenery that can be seen for many hours.
It is also attractive to be able to keep this superb view to yourself because there are few tourists in a place that is not well known to people.
When you stand at the tip and take a picture, there is no fence, so please take a picture carefully.Because the wind is strong, there is a possibility that the hat will be blown off.The moment I raised my hand up, I was almost blown away and was a little impatient.
It is recommended for those who want to go sightseeing a little differently because it is a place where you can think about the nature of Okinawa and the base relocation problem while tasting the superb view.It is a little far from the area around Naha where there are many sightseeing spots, but it was a wonderful place worth visiting.