Hiji Waterfall is located in the northern Yambaru area of the main island of Okinawa.
The waterfall is about 26 meters tall nestled in the forest.
The waterfall can be reached in an attractive and easy hike along a nature trail through the forest.
The trailhead is about two kilometers inland from the main road along the island's western coast.
From the trailhead with a toll booth, the distance to the waterfall is about 1.5 kilometers,
and the hike takes around 40 minutes one way.
The trail is well maintained, and there are quite a few steep sections with stairs along the way.
The trail comes to an end at the Hiji Waterfall, which makes an impressive sight.
The sound of the running water and the tranquil atmosphere of the forest make the waterfall
a good spot for a rest before making the return trip to the trailhead.
At the trailhead there is a campground, offering picnic tables and elevated wooden decks which tents can be set up on.
The fee is 2000 yen per tent site and night.
Because of the Yambaru area's small population there has been much less human
encroachment on the habitat of the area's wildlife than elsewhere on Okinawa main island.
Consequently, a much larger diversity of wildlife can be found in the area.
Travelers who keep alert of their surroundings will have the chance to see a number of animals unique to the area,
such as particular species of bird, turtle, lizard and snake.
Information about the Yambaru area's wildlife and hiking trails can be found at the nearby Ufugi Nature Museum.
It is located about one kilometer inland from the main road along the coastline.
The museum has illustrative maps and displays about the area's wildlife free of charge.
Hiji Waterfall is located in northern the main land of Okinawa ,
about 75 kilometers from Naha and not far from Okuma Beach.
Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 (last entry at 16:00)
From November to March, the park closes at 17:30 and entry is until 15:00
Closed: During extreme weather
Admission: 500 yen
Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center
Hours: 10:00 to 16:30
Closed: Mondays, national holidays and December 29th to January 3rd
Level of English: Moderate
board highway bus number 111 from Naha to Nago Bus Terminal
(名護バスターミナル; 90 minutes, 2100 yen from Naha Bus Terminal or 105 minutes, 2190 yen from Naha Airport; 1-2 buses/hour)
and transfer to bus number 67. Get off at Okuma Beach Iriguchi
(オクマビーチ入口, 60 minutes, 1010 yen, 1-2 buses/hour)
from where the trailhead is a 20-25 minute walk inland along the road.
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