Cape Maeda is known by local Okinawans as a soul healing spot. The cape, which is located on the west coast of the main island is a coral plateau where huge rocks lie amongst the tip of the cape with a raised coral reef surrounded by Okinawa’s crystal-clear waters.
Scuba divers from across the world are attracted by this fascinating location with its calm sea and the undulating geographical features below. The reef’s shallow area has a sudden downfall, which is one of the many reasons scuba divers visit. There is also a variety of fish to see including flying fish, butterfly fish, damselfish, and clownfish.
One of the must-see spots at Cape Maeda is the Blue Cave (Kumagaa Gama) which is located just below the cliff. In the cave, the ocean sparkles with a stunning cobalt blue colour. It can become quite crowded but is definitely worth the effort. If you don’t wan to be swamped by other snorkellers and swimmers a weekday visit is an option.
If diving is not your thing, you can also access the cave with kayaks so that you can also enjoy the scenery. If time permits, the sunset from the cape is also equally as stunning and worth witnessing. With an abundance of natural beauty, centuries old Ryukyu culture and many untouched regions to explore, Okinawa makes for an ideal post pandemic escape.
Fly to Tokyo, Japan on JAL and ANA Airlines. Connect to Naha, Okinawa or Fly to Taipei on China Airlines. Connect to Naha, Okinawa Renting a car and self driving is the recommended way to reach the many sights of the main island of Okinawa providing easy access.