Okuni Rindo, Kunigami Okinawa Japan

Okuni Rindo driving in okinawa

For those wanting to experience the amazing nature of the Kunigami Village and the Yanbaru Forest area, but do not want to walk or hike up mountains, a drive on the Okuni rindo might just be more to your liking.

Okuni rindo means “mountain road through Okuni.” The road winds for 35 Km (22 miles) and is an up and down, side to side driving adventure, and one of the best kept secrets in Okinawa.

A drive on the Okuni rindo reveals Northern Okinawa’s subtropical nature. You will see small crowds of people holding plastic water jugs looking to get pure water from mountain streams, as you round the tight corners of the narrow roads.

If you stop at one of the rest areas along the side of the road you may catch a glimpse of the rare Noguchi-gera, a woodpecker, and the Yanbaru-kuina, or flightless rail. Other rare species inhabiting the jungle forest are the Ishikawa frog, Ryukyu long-tailed rat, Ibo-imori salamander and the Amami woodcock.

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

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