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Hedo Misaki: Okinawa’s Northernmost Cape

Nestled at the northernmost tip of Okinawa’s main island lies a place of historical significance and breathtaking natural beauty – Hedo Misaki (Cape Hedo). This picturesque cape, also known as Hedo Point, has a rich history and offers visitors a chance to connect with both the turbulent past and the serene present of this tropical paradise.

Nature’s Majesty

Standing on the cliffs of Hedo Misaki, you’ll witness the relentless clash of the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea. Waves crash violently against the rugged cliffs, sending sprays of seawater soaring into the air. On clear days, you can even catch sight of Yoron Island on the horizon, adding to the area’s charm.

A Beacon of Hope

Hedo Misaki is not just a stunning geographical landmark but a symbol of Okinawa’s struggle for reunification with mainland Japan. It was here that the people of Okinawa once raised beacons of hope as they fervently wished for their homeland’s return to Japan. These beacons served as a rallying point during a period when Okinawa was under U.S. administration after World War II.

Monument to Reunification Struggle

One of the notable features of Hedo Misaki is the Reunification Struggle Monument, erected to commemorate the fervent desire of the Okinawan people for the return of their homeland to Japan. The monument serves as a reminder of the island’s history and the determination of its inhabitants.

Modern Comforts

Hedo Misaki is not just a historical site; it also caters to modern-day visitors. There is a parlor facility on-site where you can relax, grab refreshments, and take in the view after exploring the cape.

Practical Information

Address: 905-1501 Kunigami, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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Phone: 0980-41-2101

Parking: There is ample parking available with space for up to 100 vehicles, and it’s free of charge.

Please note that fees and information may change, so it’s advisable to confirm the latest details with the respective facilities before planning your visit.

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