Natural Attractions

There are many things to see and even more to do on Kume Island. An ancient land with a rich history and culture, Kume Island has a National Cultural Treasure, a Historical Landmark of Okinawa Prefecture, and three Protected Prefectural National Monuments.

  • Aka FallsAka Waterfall

    The unique natural phenomena is hard to catch, but well worth the sight. During periods of strong north wind, the falls flow up, and look like an old man's beard.

  • Ancient Five-root TreeAncient Pine

    This Ancient pine has stood on Kumejima for over a hundred years. Five root clusters support this iconically shaped tree.

  • Bird's Mouth RockBird's Mouth Rock

    A natural rock formation in Kumejima's southern penninsula in the shape of a bird's beak.Part of the larger Tokujimu Nature Park.

  • Hateno BeachHateno Beach

    Hateno Beach is one of three off-shore sand sholes protected by a ring of coral rocks. It is a famous beach and nesting ground for sea turtles.

  • Miifuga RockMiifuga

    Miifugaa is a rock formation on Kumejima's Northwest Shore. This towering split rock is a must see and has cultural and spiritual connections.

  • Tachijiami RockTachijami Rock Wall

    Tachijami Rock Wall is a towering yet lonely rock wall on Kumejima's North Shore. Part of teh Tachijami Nature Park.

  • Tatami RocksTatami Rocks

    The Tatami Rocks are located on Oo Island and were formed by years of tectonic and volcanic activity many hundreds of years ago. Don't miss thier unique shapes.

  • Yajiyagama CavesYajiyagama Cave

    One of my favorite places on Kumejima, the Yajiyagama caves provide both interesting natural formations and a look into Kumejima's past.

  • Golden CycadGiant and Golden Cycads

    Find out more about the Okinawa Prefecture Designated Natural Monument and rare plants seen in only three places on Kumejima, and nowhere else in the world.

  • Golden CycadMore Beaches

    Aside from Hateno Beach, there are several great beaches on Kume Island. Find out more about them here!

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