Kume Island by Area
Kumejimais a large island with many sights and places to visit. It is also a land with long history and traditions. Kume Island is officially divided into more than thirty aza (neighborhoods) in addition to regions and other classifications. The map you see above, and my classifications are based on offical lines but have been reorganized into fewer areas for your convinience. Find out what each area has in store for you! Click a location above to find out more, or read below. You can also get a larger area map here.
Gima is the largest area stretching from the southern peninsula through Ara Beach and up through the center of the island.
Higa sits in the low plain between Tunnaha Castle and the Eef Area, including one of the more populous areas.
Hiyajo is named for the high cliffs in the northwest of Kume Island and is known for its spring water and Kumesen Awamori Factory.
Kanegusuku is the most populous area on Kumejima, with several ports, schools, and other stores.
Madomari is home to the old ferry terminal as well as the Sonami Beacon and Namida Rock.
Ohara is a large plain on the eastern side of Kumejima mostly consisting of farms, though there are many attractions here as well. The Airport, Cypress Hotel, and other Natural Attractions are located here.
Oo Island and Oha Island comprise this small area, still you'll find beautiful beaches, Bade Haus, and more here.
Ota is the central area in Kumejima. The protected Ramsar Wetlands are located in this area.
Shimajri is the southern-most area, forming the point to the south. This area is still mostly natural with great hiking around the Bird's Mouth Rock.
Torishima is a largely populated area adjoining the Kanegusuku Area. You'll find many great shops and restaurants here.
Uegusuku Area covers the northern shore of Kume Island down to Uegusuku Mountain. The home of the tallest sighted castle in Okinawa.
Uezu is an area of rising elevation and fertile grouns. Named for the historic Uezu House.
Yamagusuku is a small area between the east and west sides of the island. Just south of the main road you can find the Shisa Pottery Studio Yachimun.
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