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Yambaru (Kuina) Rail Observatory in Okinawa

When you visit Hedo Cape in Okinawa, you’re in for a breathtaking surprise – the Yambaru Rail Observatory. This hidden gem offers not only a unique vantage point but also a chance to witness the majestic Yambaru Rail in all its glory.

The Hidden Marvel

As you gaze out from Hedo Cape towards the majestic Ansu Forest, part of the Oishi Hayashi Forest, you might spot something unusual amidst the lush greenery. Upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that it’s the magnificent Yambaru Rail! What makes this experience even more extraordinary is that this location is not just a coincidence; it’s an observatory.

The View from Above

The Yambaru Rail Observatory provides an unparalleled view of Hedo Cape, Yoron Island, and the Pacific Ocean below, where the deep blue waves gently crash against the shore, creating a soothing symphony of waves. This is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the beauty of Okinawa’s natural landscape.]

Getting There

To reach the Yambaru Rail Observatory, it’s a good idea to stop by the Hedo Cape Visitor Center first. The staff there can provide you with directions and information on how to get to this hidden gem. Remember, while the observatory is usually open year-round, there may be instances when access is restricted due to construction or other unforeseen circumstances, so it’s a good idea to check with the visitor center before heading out.

Practical Information

Please note that fees and other information are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to confirm the details with the facility before your visit.

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