Rambling Around Secluded Yanbaru
Yanbaru is an area in the north of Okinawa Prefecture's main island. Covered by subtropical evergreen forest, it is home to a diverse range of native species and a unique ecosystem. In 2021, it was listed as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. In this journey, a father-daughter pair visits villages scattered across Yanbaru and meet locals who share a strong bond with their land.

Hiji Waterfall Hike

Book a guide to discover the fall's beauty and the rare ecosystems, as well as how people have co-existed with nature here.

Jashiki - Village Stay -

Interact with locals and experience first-hand how they live close to the land.

Ada Gacha (Project by Local Elementary School)

Put a coin in a Gacha machine and open your capsule to discover handmade gifts and messages prepared by local school kids. Proceeds go back to the community.

Access

From Tokyo, it is about two and a half hours by plane to Naha Airport. From there, it is a two-hour drive to Ogimi Village, the entrance to Yanbaru.