We would like to introduce beautiful beaches at Hamahiga Island.
Hamahiga Island is a remote island in Uruma City, central Okinawa Prefecture.
Even though it is a remote island, it can be reached by car because it is connected to the main island of Okinawa by a bridge.
There are several beaches on Hamahiga Island, and all of them are attractive, but I will introduce the beaches that I actually went to and carefully selected.
What is Hamahiga Island?
Hamahiga Island is a very small island with a circumference of 6.69 km and a population of 531 according to wikipedia information. (As of 2021/11/3)
It is also famous as some “God’s Island” in Okinawa, and there is a legend that “AmamiKiyo (Amamichu)” and “Shinerikiyo (Shirumichu)” who have the legend of the god who created Ryukyu lived on Hamahiga Island.
Many people come to enjoy the mysterious atmosphere such as “Shirumichu Sacred Ground” and “Amamichu’s Tomb”.
And also the beaches are not very famous, but there are many beautiful beaches.
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Beautiful beaches on Hamahiga Island
Muruku Beach is very beautiful with clear sea and white sands.
There is a large Ryukyu limestone on the sandy beach and shallow water, and it is a place where you can enjoy the atmosphere of Okinawa.
There are plenty of marine activities, and you can experience various things such as “snorkeling” and “marine jet”.
Muruku Beach is not a place with many tourists come, so it is a beach that can be enjoyed by both those who want to enjoy marine activities and those who want to relax on the sandy beach.
|Address||202 Katsurenhama, Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture|
|Parking||Yes (Paid Parking)|
Hamahiga Beach is an artificial beach, but it features a blue sea and beautiful sandy beaches.
There are some people who are swimming and barbecuing on the beach.
It is not a place with so many people, so it is recommended for those who want to relax at the beach.
|Address||80-4 Katsurenhama, Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture|
Shirumichu Beach is the clear sea and white sand beach, and at low tide you can walk to Kuba Island.
This beach is recommended for those who want to feel the nature of Okinawa.
In addition, Hamahiga Island is also called the island where the gods live in Okinawa, and there is a legend that two male and female gods, “Amamichu (male)” and “Shirumichu (female)”, and other gods are enshrined.
|Address||Katsurenhama, Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture|
Other information around Hamahiga Island
Sacred site of Shirumichu
There is a legend that Sacred site of Shirumichu was the place where the ancestors of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Amamichu (Amamikiyo) and Shirumichu (Shinerikiyo), lived long times ago.
From the legend that two gods lived and had children in this place Nowadays, many people are worshiping as a power spot, and people who come to worship for “to be blessed with children” and “pray for safe delivery” come.
Tomb of Amamichu
This place is said to be the tomb of Amamichu, the ancestor of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
There is a small island called “Amanji”, and there is a tomb of Amamichu surrounding the cave there.
Hotel Hamahigashima Resort
Hotel Hamahigashima Resort is a recommended hotel where you can enjoy the ocean view.
You can walk to Munku-hama Beach and there is also an outdoor pool with ocean views.
This time, we introduced information about the hidden beaches of Hamahiga Island and its surroundings.
As I mentioned at the beginning, Hamahiga Island is called “God’s Island” and has a mysterious atmosphere, making it a very attractive place.
If you are going to Okinawa for sightseeing, why don’t you consider Hamahiga Island as a destination candidate?
Thank you for reading until the end.