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Cape Zanpa

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Address: 9201 Zamami, Nakagami-gun, Yomitan-son 904-0328, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-982-9216

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Awesome views

We took a trip there on a whim and were not disappointed. Beautiful views and more to see than meet the eyes at first. You need to pay a small fee to go up the lighthouse but it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip there on a whim and were not disappointed. Beautiful views and more to see than meet the eyes at first. You need to pay a small fee to go up the lighthouse but it is only 200 yen and children are free. Make sure and bring some comfortable walking shoes and a little extra yes for... More 

Thank KirkRyan31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking area with glorious views. My children enjoyed the nearby play area and I enjoyed the beach and the walk along the coast.

Thank tmhchevelle13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 1.5hrs here soaking in the views. Pay a nominal fee and walk up the lighthouse to get even better views of the cape. One would fine many local climbing down and hanging on the cliffs to fish or chill. Quite a sight. There's a park to walk and a rest place with restaurants to dine. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is a must for any first time trip to Okinawa. The way to Cape Zanpa is well marked and easily travelled. Please make sure you wear good shoes if you plan to walk on the rocks. A clear day will see you returning with many photos, not to mention the great feeling this natural wonder and awe inspiring... More 

Thank Jimmie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking cliff scenery and furious waves made our experience an unforgettable one. We went on a particularly windy day which made for an even more dramatic experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Did not go up the light house as you need to pay to go up, but the surrounding area has great views too. The waves crashing on the rocks are amazing photo places. There are some large boulders moved by typhoon in the past.

Thank joyance
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Beautiful views of the sea and rocks. Nothing else to do/see there but it worth to stop for a short stay.

Thank Kasia Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Getting there is not too much of an issue, and in fact nearby you would find a park too. But Cape Zanpa is one of the best scenic spots in Okinawa, and it would worth your while (and energy) to climb to the top of the lighthouse to take in the wonderful view of the nearby areas.

Thank Peter C
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The drive to this point from Naha is a terribly slow snail pace limit of 40-50km or 80km on the expressway toll. Took us forever to get here. Finally Zampa beach is beautiful. Small while.sand with turquoise waters. No swimming but banana boat and glass bottom boat activities. Parking is across the road. Just a few minutes further along to... More 

Thank Tweetcoz
Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you like climbing stairs up a lighthouse to have a gorgeous view at some steep cliffs, this is the place to go!

Thank clsommer

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