Oishibayashiyama, Lime stone, Cycad and Irkanda

Oishibayashiyama is located in the mountains near Cape Hedo. It is said to be the northernmost tropical karst (topography created by limestone erosion).

Oishibayashiyama and Cape Hedo are located at the furthest end of Okinawa Island, so there are not so many opportunities to visit there. Try the tours below. Hiring a chauffeur-driven car is also a good option if you are traveling in a group.

From the parking, a minibus takes you to the Oishibayashiyama mountain. Starting from a rest area in the mountain, you descend to the parking. There are four hiking trails to choose from.


The required time is short, only about 30 minutes. I didn’t have time to go around all the courses, so I decided to enter the green course first and follow the path down to the parking below.


Interesting rock formation like this one continues endlessly. Plants are also interesting and I never get tired of them. Children are also delighted with the feeling of exploration.


It is said that this tree was used in the filming of the GeGeGe no Kitaro live action movie. For children who are Kitaro fans, it is essential to imitate and take pictures.


A big banyan tree.


A cycad forest.


and Irkanda (Mucuna macrocarpa) flowers. Irkanda is a woody vine of the legume family.