Churaumi Aquarium is a popular tourist spot where you can see Whale sharks up close and personal.
Gi-zabanta is a human and natural creativity. You can overlook the breathtaking southern ocean. The parking lot is 25hrs available.
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- ParkingFree parking lots for car：10-15 lots
- Hoursopen year around
Yaese town is located between Nanjo-city and Itoman-city. For sightseeing spots in Okinawa, Southern part is popular, but there are many places to see in South as well. Okinawa is know as the hot weather and humided air, but when mainland Japan is extremely hot and the temperture is over 95 fahrenheit, There is very low possibility in Okinawa. Hottest season is July to August. Even durigng the winter season, the minomum temperture is around 59 or more. So many people visit Okinawa to enjoy surfing and marine avtivity during the winter season. There are many surfer going down the warf to surf.
The veiw from 131 feet cliff is very beatiful. The waves are high, so it's a good surfing spot. It's hard to go down the cliff,so it's recommended to avoid wearing sandals and heels to prevent falling. For woman, be careful to not stick the hem of your skirt to the rocks.
waterfall faced to the ocean
Gi-zabanta faces the ocean. The water fall was made by man-made and nature. The water fall is not 100% natural, but the water flown from the dam made a waterway, and the water flown down from the cliff. The water is man-made, but the rocks are all natural. While the water reach to the ocean, it made a little basin. The moss growing in the basin is moving with the waves.
Real or Mock??
Do you know there is a definition of waterfall?? In fact, some popular waterfalls are mock according to the definition of waterfall. The definition 1, The water should be from natural river or the natural spring water. The definition 2, The water shoul be flow constantly. The definition3, The water fall shouln't be man-made. The Gi-zabanta is not a real waterfall according to the definition. However you are sure be want to take a beautiful picture of is! If it's a real or mock, you got to visit and see it!
History of Gi-zabanta
Fierce battle was fought Southern part of Okinawa. Yaese town is located between Nanjo-city and Itoman-city. Many important resources and properties were lost during the war. Hence, there are natures that were losst and nature still remains and fascinates a lot of people. Yaese-town is not a popular sightseeing place compared to Northern part of Okinawa, but there is a great nature and the town put effort into tourism as well.
The waterfall attracts visitors to the Gi-zabanta. You may imagine the big water flows into the basin, fish are swimming, but the Gi-zabanta one is a little smaller. There are two waterfalls at the Gi-za banta, the longest one is 19 feet and the other one is 6 feet. The water flows into the ocean and make a little basins.
The picture is not as clear as it is, but the water flow down to the ocean and make a little basins. The view is so dynamic and beautiful. You may stay longer than you thought!
It is because the way was really tough... You need to go down the slope, stairs and the way that is not equipped way, it is really hard. but it's worth it. During the time we were there, we saw a couple going down the cliff and coming back, they looked different, It may be because the y helped each other to see the view.
Postcode:901-0514 Asato Yaese-town Shimajiri gun Okinawa
It takes about 45 minutes from Naha-airport via Okinawa expressway(12 miles)
May vary based on season and area.
Open year around
Open year around
How to pay
Reservation is not available
Smorking is ok. It's recommended to bring ash-tray with you.
A little advise from Churashima travel
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The ocean is so beautiful! The view from the cliff is breathtaking!
There is a path going down to the waterfall, but it is not safe.
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