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Yanbaru Kuina Observatory

    Cape Hedo, the northernmost point of the main island of Okinawa, is located in Kunigami Village. Near the Cape, there is Yanbaru Kuina Observatory. What the hell is that? It’s not just an observatory.


    Surprisingly, it is an observatory dressed as a real and super-giant Yanbaru Kuina, a rare bird species that lives only in this area of Okinawa Island. When you come from the parking lot, you will be greeted by Yanbaru Kuina’s butt. The head is pictured below.

    Yanbaru Kuina Observatory

    Please compare the size. My son is at its feet.

    But who created it and for what purpose?

    Cape Hedo

    The scenery is outstanding, and this is where you can see Cape Hedo. On days when the air is clear, you can even see Yoron Island.