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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.

    大石林山

    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.

    大石林山

    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.

    ゲゲゲの鬼太郎実写版の撮影に使われた木

    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.

    大石林山のガジュマル

    A big banyan tree.

    ソテツの群落

    A cycad forest.

    イルカンダの花

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