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Sarah T G
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
With friends we drive to Cape Maeda from Chatan for about 25 minutes on a Saturday morning after getting our dive gear. We stopped at a supermarket near by and got some delicious rice bowls and drinks for lunch. Cape Maeda apparently is always full on weekends. It was so that day but it was so worth it. We saw a lot of people snorkeling and there were a lot of divers too. Even some boats. First we checked out the west side after walking down those terrible stairs in gear. We’re only allowed to dive 69ft/18meter and we had to be careful not to go deeper, because you could. The second dive we headed north of the steps and found two caves, one on land (it was low tide) the one you had to swim inside. It was really cool. I recommend anyone, be it diver, swimmer, snorkler to go and check it out.
Written 20 May 2021
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I went to Cape Maeda over the weekend just to explore the area and check out the scenery. Cape Maeda was absolutely beautiful! I do snorkel and dive, but have not gotten the chance to do it here yet, but I plan on it soon. I walked the cape and took some of the trails that hug the coast line and was amazed by the beauty. Afterwards I found a nice beach near the parking area where I was able to walk out pretty far. Here I saw a ton of small marine life in the tidal pools from fish to starfish. I highly recommend exploring this area. There is a parking lot at Cape Maeda which is only 100 Yen an hour, so not to bad, there are not really any other options for parking. I could see this place getting crowded during tourist season. I cannot wait to come back to Cape Maeda to explore more.
Written 12 April 2021
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Mic C
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
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 TOO many swimmers and the cave was so crowded, at the end, we gave up. This time, it was so empty and we were able to spend some time inside the cave, taking photos. It was so fun to snorkel, we brought breads to feed the fish and there were lots of colourful fish, felt like an aquarium!
Written 22 July 2020
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piggywigoink
Asia247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
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 visitors will know if that day is suitable for swimming activities or not. However we went ahead to visit as we wanted to see the little sea creatures that can be seen easily near shore.
There is a big carpark for visitors to park. We wore our swim/snorkel attire before leaving the car as we were not sure of the changing rooms location. We started off to a path that turned out more like a walk which is not near the shore at all, more like viewing point. Then we returned back to carpark/starting point and followed a group of visitors with guide in snorkeling attire in another path (bit of a walk) before we reached the correct location to access to the sea shore.
We reached around 11am and the day became hot quickly. Wearing snorkeling shoes in order to wade in the waters, we quickly spotted little fishes swimming in the clear bluish turquoise waters.
We also spotted small groups of visitors with guides who seem to be snorkeling (from their attire) earlier in the morning before we had arrived.
Do put on lots of sunblock as we were sunburned when we were there between 11 a.m. to 12+p.m.
Written 24 April 2020
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Payangan 1969
Brisbane, Australia2,290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I walked over from the main road area so never paid for parking.
The main area of the cape has nice views. there is also a small cafe which sells noodles.
if you walk past the toilet area there is a nice walk to the west of the cape. also two or three beaches are visible and makes a nice to relax. great sun sets from here also
Written 27 March 2020
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deadprawn
Singapore, Singapore69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We came here for sight seeing. Nothing much if you are here for viewing at the cape. We left after 10 mins. This place seems to be the main attraction for diving and snokel! If you Want to dive come here! Carpark is not free here.
Written 10 March 2020
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Malcolm S.
Singapore, Singapore580 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Viewpoint wasn’t very good in my opinion (go to Cape Hedo if you want to see a better cape) and people only come here if there were planning to swim/snorkel. Unfortunately, the swimming area was closed off during my visit in February. Parking was also paid, and payment is done at the ticketing machine at the exit point.
Written 6 March 2020
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TanPiakPhuang
Singapore, Singapore123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This place serves as a launch point for diving and snorkeling. Other than these, there is nothing much this place can offer. One can skip this place.
Written 18 December 2019
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Konrad_444
Ustka, Poland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Damn, all I can say is you HAVE and MUST visit this place if you're on Okinawa. Without it, it doesn't count. All the rocks you can climb, all the small beaches hidden behind the rocks or cliffs. Just take few hours during outflow and look around, let yourself be surprised by what you may find on another beach(and another, and another) or cave. Just keep in mind you have to go back on the road, go a little west and find a path to the beach, there's no connection between Cape Maeda and those amazing beaches. The cape itself is lovable, too, but I think it should be desribed as a whole place.

It is also amazing place for snorkeling and diving I guess, I regret we didn't have proper equippment.
Written 17 December 2019
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Shirley Chiang
Taipei, Taiwan174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Although it was very hot, it was still a beautiful spot to enjoy the nature.
The place is kept clean and the parking has plenty of space.
Written 15 October 2019
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