The northern area of Okinawa is popular among tourists. The Churaumi Aquarium is nearby, but there are many old-style Okinawa homes that remain standing conveying a strong sense of timelessness.
One of the most picturesque sites is the Fukugi Tree Tunnel of Motobu-cho Bise area.
Okinawa is struck often by strong typhoons. Thus, lines of trees are planted to protect homes from strong winds. Many of the trees remain from the Ryukyu Kingdom era and are more than 300 years old. Okinawa is often referred to as “Fukuki,” meaning tree of good fortune. A walk through this tunnel is certain to elicit the feeling of good fortune to every visitor.
2 hours and 50 minute drive from Naha Airport.
Address: 414 Bise, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
Airport: Naha Airport
The natural water curtain heals the body and soul
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Discover the healing powers of Okinawa’s most sacred “power spot”
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
Cherry blossoms and Field Mustard in full bloom on the river bank
Venerate old Sakura tree stands and overlooks the great mountains in the horizon
Taste the natural wonder of Yakushima Island