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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Okinawa - Honto
Hedo Misaki (Cape Hedo) 
# 12   of 21 most visited sights
in Okinawa Island

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Hedo Misaki

North of Nago, Okinawa Honto is only scarcely populated and mainly covered by forests and hills. Hedo Misaki (Cape Hedo) is the island's northernmost tip, offering spectacular views of the cliffy coast.

The main approach to Hedo Misaki leads along the western coast, where, halfway between Nago and the cape, there is a hiking trail to the Hiji Waterfall and a JAL resort hotel around Okuma Beach.

The less direct approach to Hedo Misaki along the more scenic, less developed eastern coast is recommended due to its beautiful coastal scenery. However, in order to explore the eastern coast, you will need your own transportation, such as a rental car, because there is no scheduled bus service along the eastern coast to Hedo Misaki.

Coastal scenery along the eastern coast

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How to get there
Cape Hedo is the northernmost point of Okinawa Honto, about 115 km from Naha.

By bus

Take highway bus number 111 from Naha to Nago Bus Terminal (90 minutes, 2100 yen from Naha Bus Center; 105 minutes, 2190 yen from Naha Airport; 1-2 buses/hour), transfer to bus number 67 for Hentona Bus Terminal (60 minutes, 1050 yen, 1-2 buses/hour) and transfer once more to a municipal bus line to Hedo Misaki (35 minutes, 500 yen, 3 buses/day).

By car

By car, the journey from Naha to the cape takes about 2.5 hours if using the Okinawa Expressway between Naha and Nago (about 1000 yen one way).

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