Cape Zanpa Lighthouse Standing Atop a Steep Cliff Stretching 2 Kilometers
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Cape Zanpa Lighthouse Standing Atop a Steep Cliff Stretching 2 Kilometers

Towering Precipices

Facing the East China Sea, this is the last place on the main island of Okinawa where the sun sets.
Offering views of the Kerama Islands on a clear day, this is one of the most scenic spots in Japan.

Blue skies and a white lighthouse

Cape Zanpa Lighthous, a chalk-white lighthouse reflected against the azure sea and sky.
Boasting a height of 30 meters, this enormous lighthouse is a symbol of Cape Zanpa.
Visitors can climb to the top and enjoy a panoramic view if the weather permits.

Steep cliffs running alongside the sea horizon

Made of raised coral reef, the Ryukyu Limestone coast is covered with the bright green leaves of Scaevola taccada, a plant that can withstand salt.
When the weather is good, the dazzling open sea with travelling boats and their white wakes appears beautiful.

A lighthouse and monument to the god of trade

A statue of Taiki, who visited China five times by boat for diplomacy during the Ryuku Dynasty, a time when taking a ship meant risking one’s life.
To honor his bravery, sense of mission, and business acumen, a statue of him pointing to Fujian Province in China was erected.

A powerful figure full of presence

The strong waves striking against the rough rocks and the soaring sea spray are breathtaking.
Caution is required when the wind and waves are strong.
There is a certain courage about the lighthouse standing at the edge of the cape, acting as its silent protector.

AddressAza-Uza, Yomitan-son, Nkagami-gun, Okinawa
Business hours9:30-16:30
Admission fee200JPY

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