Hiji Waterfall
Hiji Waterfall
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🇺🇸 Uof〽️
Surf City, NC2,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazing waterfall and nice hike to it too. My family has fun it was a really hot day so we decided to jump in the water 💧. It was really cold but refreshing too.
Written October 12, 2020
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🇺🇸 Uof〽️
Surf City, NC2,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Amazing waterfall and nice hike to it too. My family has fun it was a really hot day so we decided to jump in the water 💧. It was really cold but refreshing too.
Written September 2, 2019
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Brian J
Denver, CO4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
The hike and waterfall are pleasant and the surrounding area is gorgeous, but it is very easy to get lost in route. The hike has steep stairs and could be challenging for young children, seniors or others who aren't in reasonably good shape.
THIS IS THE REASON I WROTE THIS REVIEW-- We searched for "Hiji Falls" in Google Maps and used the GPS system in our rental car and both led us horribly wrong. The car's system is based on an official Okinawan tour book given to us by the car rental agency and has location codes including Hiji Falls. This route took us up narrow roads that became washed out narrow roads that became very thin washed out roads with overhanging trees that scratched our car. This route did NOT lead to the hiking trail. We saw another American traveler who took the same route, also damaged their car and was also lost. After a stressful wasted 45 minutes, we were able to find the falls. When going to Hiji Falls, put "Hiji Falls National Park" into google maps and you should do just fine...enjoy it!
Written November 30, 2018
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FelineMeowz
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
It's a 20 minutes walk from the bus stop to the trail head. Hardly see anybody, other than cars passing by occasionally which can be a bit scary to go solo (maybe it's just me, since the area is supposedly rather safe). Upon reaching the trailhead, there's a few benches and tables to enjoy a picnic.

Getting to the waterfall is a hike indeed, so bring along towels to wipe off your perspiration and water to hydrate yourself. Comfortable shoes and attire recommended as there're quite a few steps, and some can be a little steep.

For me, the waterfall ain't that impressive (no offence), but I enjoyed the hike. Feels good after the workout. Worth a trip for the experience.
Written May 7, 2018
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DS price
Huntsville, AL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
I love Hiji Falls. I've completed this hike a half dozen times, both solo and with different groups of people, including kids. I have always been impressed by the natural beauty of the river, the falls and the surrounding jungle. This hike is pure fun, but the view of the falls requires enough effort to make you feel like you earned it. Swimming is no longer allowed at the falls, but there are places in the river where you can still wade and refresh from the heat in the cool, clear water. The trails are well maintained, with built out stairs and railings to navigate the jungled path and rock walls of the steep canyon. Other hikers are always friendly, in my experience, and the staff at the gate is helpful.

Hiji Falls and Hiji National Park are far enough North that any trip here would be well paired with a drive to the northern cape, Hedo-misaki, for an impressive cliff-side view of the Pacific Ocean where the East China Sea and Philippine Sea meet.

The park has good facilities, is great for kids, and it is easy to find across from the Kunigami Visitor's Center in Okuma.
Written January 13, 2019
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Grace L
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
I heard great things about this waterfall so we drove specially here to see it. Used google maps and it brought us to a totally different location just one street away into an unpaved, forested path, i wish i took a picture but it was just terrifying as it was so secluded and narrow. Finally turned back and followed the street sign instead.

That's my advice to y'all, don't use google map! just follow the sign that says Hiji waterfalls.

Despite that wrong turn, this was really worth the time to go.we went all the way to the end of the trail to see the waterfall. However, if you are not physically healthy or active, the trail will be really challenging. I don't recommend young children, pregnant ladies or elderly as there is hundreds of steps that are really steep and may be slippery.
it took us close to an hour one way to the waterfall, but it's really worth the view! there's also a trail you can follow along the riverbank but your shoes will be wet for sure, it was really cooling though.

Wear proper shoes, clothes and bring water. it was a workout but I definitely recommend it if you're in Okinawa for the first time.

take note of the closing time too! we made it about 2+pm
Written April 25, 2018
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AliciaEtravel
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Hike is beautifully kept, and many stairs to walk. Many butterflies, and creepy crawlers along the way. Bring lots of water and bug spray for the Okinawa humidity. One suspension bridge to walk across that may be a little scary for smaller children. Small fee to enter the hike. Located not far from Okuma beach resort so you can visit there and make a day adventure out of it. Level of difficulty may be a 3.5- 4/10?
Written March 4, 2018
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usmcmvp
Okinawa City, Japan234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
This was a nice place to go. The view and waterfall was very pretty. It was fun to walk through the jungle to see nature. They made the paths very negotiable. Would love to go back again. Take your time and enjoy the view.
Written November 11, 2014
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Gwen D
Okinawa City, Japan91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I have heard many coworkers talk about hiking to Hiji Falls and my sister and I decided to try it while she was visiting. Tickets for the hike are 500 yen each and we were told the hike is about 40 minutes each way to the water fall. There is one bathroom facility by the entrance. We took a slower pace, as my sister had not adapted to the humidity in Okinawa, and took pictures along the way. The trail is very well maintained and signs marked distance and caution areas. We were able to see and take pictures of birds, butterflies and a lizard. It was a nice hike but I would not recommend it for anyone who is not in decent shape. Once you cross the suspension bridge marking the halfway point, the trail becomes a series of steps up and down which some are quite steep. There are rest areas along the way for breaks and I would recommend stopping during the summer months. Be sure to take plenty of water with you especially if you are hiking in the summer months. Once you make it back to the entrance, the restaurant has ice cream and shaved ice among other food items for purchase and had pitchers of water and glasses available.

Directions: Take the expressway north to Nago. Once in Nago continue on Highway 58 north following the white signs for Hiji Falls and the turn will be on your right (if you turn left, you will end up at Okuma). You will then take another right a couple of blocks down the road. The signs are well marked and easy to follow.
Written July 8, 2014
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San33sg
Singapore, Singapore370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Well, those who said the route was an easy route, should be quite fit. It takes a lot walking, at least 1.5km. The first part was relatively easy. The second part after the suspension bridge, was a little more difficult. There are many stairs to climb up and down. Well, you will be rewarded after the end. But remember, you need to walk back out.
Written December 10, 2019
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