Cape Maeda, Onna-son

4.2
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Get to know the inhabitants of a protected marine environment at Cape Maeda, a popular snorkeling and diving site rich in aquatic life and interesting rock formations. Head deep down into the underwater, wave-eroded cave just offshore, watching the color of the water change to a mysterious, evocative blue and meeting the friendly fish who swim up to divers looking for food. Beginner lessons and equipment rental give budding divers and snorkelers a good route into the popular pastimes, while an onsite restaurant and nearby beaches mean anyone not wanting to plunge into the sea will find plenty to occupy their time. To visit Cape Maeda on your trip to Onna-son, use our Onna-son trip itinerary planner.
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  • The best snorkelling spot in Okinawa! Before you head to the cape, make sure to check the sea condition online. This was our 2nd time snorkelling here, the first time was a peak season, there were...  more »
  • Cape Maeda is very near (via car) to Best Western Okinawa Onna, It was not suitable for swimming when we were there in mid-October, their website will indicate if it is Red Flag daily so that...  more »
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  • If you're looking for a picnic spot in Maeda, this is the place! You can take the walking trail where the shower facilities are, there is a nice spot to watch sunset and have a picnic. It's a scenic place for a morning or evening walk but don't expect it to be spectacular. Its serenity is what makes it special. Not many tourists for sightseeing, but they're many divers from mainland Japan, Taiwan or Korea. It's one of the best diving spots in Japan. If you're diving, be cautious, it has had a number of fatalities recently. If you have small kids, do keep and eye on them as certain places near the cliffs do not have railings.
  • Beautiful place, take a walk around and enjoy the views. You can dive in there. If you go with kids be extremely careful, don't let them loose. The shower and restroom are not the best but you don't go there for them.

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