“Cape Zanpa”, the westernmost tip of Okinawa Island, is a ridge facing the East China Sea. It is a popular tourist destination with a spectacular view on the sunny day to the Kerama Islands. The surrounding area is a pristine coastline, with cliffs about 30 meters high and continuing for about 2 kilometers. It is loved by the locals as a point of fishing and diving.
The sea and the quay that lasts forever, its beauty is absolutely powerful. However, it is not only beautiful and wide. There is also a lighthouse and a beach, there is space for BBQ and a resort hotel. Area around Cape Zanpa where you can play all day.
Yomitan Village with Cape Zanpa has many tourist attractions. Cape Zanpa is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Naha Airport, and is also recommended as a spot to enjoy a romantic sunset.
Many of Okinawa’s coasts are covered with Ryukyu limestone, which is a raised coral reef. It is dangerous to walk with bare feet or beach sandals, as Cape Zanpa is also sharp and has rocky areas. Especially for women wearing heeled shoes, be careful with your feet.
Cape Zanpa is located in “Cape Zanpa Rest Square”, a public facility in Yomitan Village. As a place of rest for the citizens of the prefecture, families and couples are busy on holidays.
As a symbol of this square, it is a huge Sicer that gets a lot of attention. It is Japan’s largest oversized lion which is 8.75 meters high and 7.8 meters long. The sculptor from Yomitan Village is the center, and it seems to be created by the joint participation of more than 1,000 villagers. Now, a memorial photo with the Large Lion looking to the distance is the standard for Cape Zanpa tourism.
Cape Zanpa is a cape in Yomitan village on the west coast of central Okinawa. The surrounding area is designated as the National Park “Cape Zanpa Park”.
It is about 1 hour via the expressway from Naha Airport. You can also come nearby by airport limousine bus.
The characteristic of this cape is the cliff that continues over about 2 kilometers. And the height is about 30 meters, it is powerful full mark. The ocean and quay where it lasts, its powerful beauty attracts viewers.
The Cape Zanpa Park also has lighthouse, beach, BBQ space and resort hotel. You can play all day in the area around Cape Zanpa. You can enjoy sightseeing such as a lighthouse and swimming in the sea at the same time. That is a beach which can be enjoyed handy, without being crowded too much depending on a day.
Cape Zanpa is located in the public facility of Yomitanson village “Cape Zanpa Rest Plaza”. As a place of relaxation of the people of the prefecture, it is crowded with families and couples on holidays. As a symbol of this open space, this huge Shisa (Okinawan lion statues, used as talisman against evil) attracts attention particularly. It is the largest lion in Japan with a height of 8.75 meters and a length of 7.8 meters.
Boasting the highest height of Nansei Islands (about 31 meters), it is a large white lighthouse that can be said as a symbol of Cape Zanpa. You can climb this lighthouse, from the top you can see the East China Sea better. If it is sunny, you can look over Agunijima Island, Tonakijima Island, Kumejima Island and others. The 360-degree panoramic view from the observation deck is exquisite.
You can see the ocean from the cliff, and the scenery where the surging waves hit the rocks is impressive. It is a perfect place to look down at the setting sunset. Recently, there seems to be an increasing number of foreign tourists shooting Wedding Photo in this place.
|Name:||Cape Zanpa Park|
|Address:||Uza 675 Nakagamigun Yomitanson, Okinawa 904-0328 Japan|
|Access:||Approximately 60 minutes by car from Naha Airport.|
|Tel:||(+81) 98-958-6494 (Yomitanson Tourism Association)|