When we first arrived in Okinawa, we heard someone mention that this island was known as "the Hawaii of Japan". Since we live in the southern, more urban part of the island it can sometimes be difficult to understand why it warrants such a nickname. However, 5 weeks later our minds were blown away at the uncanny resemblance when we took a day trip up to Cape Hedo. This is the most northern part of the island, where the Pacific Ocean meets the East China Sea. It is known for its scuba diving spots (although the current is unpredictable and strong), various monuments, and the most breathtaking views atop an enormous cliff. I can honestly say that this was the most beautiful place I have ever been too. My jaw was legitimately dropped the entire time (as a lifetime resident of Pennsylvania though, can you really blame me?) Even the high heat, oppressive humidity, and the tomato red sunburn I got on my shoulders couldn't dampen this incredible site. Highlights include dangerous climbing on the cliffs, dangerous climbing down deep into the rocks crevasses, and dangerous gale force winds... Ya know, family friendly fun 😳. I am just thankful that we, or more importantly one of our phones, weren't blown off of the edge!!
We're Kara, Ben and baby Zoe also known as the Lesniaks. We’re a Marine Corps family currently stationed in Yorktown, Virginia after a three year tour in Okinawa, Japan. Enjoy our adventures, travels, photos, thoughts, and life together!
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